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GLORY DAYS!

What a beautiful time! Most of the flowers blooms simultaneously and yet there’s more to come. Glory days I tell you! In about a month we live in Copenhagen.  A month ago the thought scared me to death, but now it’s more exciting than scary. I don’t belive it’s healthy to stay at one place for too long. We’ve lived 5 years in Kristiansand and now it’s time to let go. I see a rootless life as a good life. Leaving almost all our material goods behind and have a fresh start.

Cosmos double-click rose from seed.

Cucumber we’ve sown.

Cucumber.

Tomatoes from seed.

Wilma tomatoes from seed.

Helenium from last year.

Malva moschata buds.


White peony.

Apple mint and chocolate Mint.

Can’t get enough.

Crop of mixes salad leaves.

Peony.

Spinage in front, and carrot and salad crop.

Delphinium grandiflorum, also known as siberian larkspur.

Carrot crop.

Squash.

GROW YOUR OWN: CUCUMBER & SALAD

The cucumber seeds I planted april 27th, is finally showing progress. I have kept them in the greenhouse since day one, but it’s difficult to keep a steady temperature, when it ranges from o° at night to 24° at mid-day outside. The cucumber seed is “burpless tasty green F1 hybrid” and the salad is “herby salad leaf mixed” (a mix with green lettuce, mizuna, salad rocket, greek cress, giant red mustard and chicory puntarelle). With no experience on growing vegetables from seeds, except rucola and radish, I follow the process with zero knowledge but great excitement!

I planted the salad in the vegetable bed I made in a previous post and planted one row between two rows of carrots. I planted them a week ago with plastic film over and secured the edges by digging it under 2″ of soil.

Three tiny cucumber seedlings.

Cucumbers to be.

Salad mix.

Sweet pea ‘chatsworth’ making progress.

Hollyhock ‘appleblossom’.

Sweet pea ‘chatsworth’ and sweet pea ‘appleblossom’,

and cosmos ‘ bipannatus double-click rose bonbon’.

I couldn’t resist a light and dark purple verbena accompanied by dark purple petunia.

Cosmos growing wild, in desperate need of of a bigger pot.

Sweet pea ‘elegant ladies’  and hollyhock ‘peaches ‘n’ dreams’.