English Country House. 🏡 What is a country house of Britain? Well, for a start, the country house was a mansion built in, well, the country (sorry, I couldn't resist). The term "country house" is practically synonymous with "historic house", though of course houses of historical interest may be found in British towns and cities also.
These lovely white flowers are garlic chives. My aunt is growing them around the base of a massive old tree. It looks almost fairytale. Not to mention she has herbs just steps from her back kitchen door. 🌱
I love garlic chives, and frankly chives in general. These have a taste midway between garlic and onion. In my opinion a perfect pairing with eggs. 🌱
They are a hardy perennial zones 3-10. Keep in mind they do spread, but thinning out is simple. As part of the allium family garlic chives grow from a small bulb. Simply lift a section, divide the cluster of bulbs and replant the portion you want to keep. Garlic chives can also spread by seed. To prevent this, top or deadhead spent flowers. 🌱
Garlic chives are easy to grow, harvest, dry and store. And in my opinion easy to cook with! 🌱
Do you grow chives too? I want to hear about your favorite recipes using chives!
Summer is definitely drawing to a close but the harvests aren’t stopping quite yet. I’ve still got some potatoes to unearth and borlotti beans to pick and plenty of tomatoes and peppers to harvest too. Almost time to get the beds prepped for the growing season next year but before then I’ve got some onion sets to put in and broad beans to sow that will both be overwintered. I’m looking forward to changing the greenhouse from the tomato fest to cactus house! #greenhouse#harvest#borlottibeans#tomato#tomatoes#potatoes#corn
• Spring in the garden! I’ve been neglecting the garden and the kitchen a bit lately. My body decided to catch every cold known to man right on the cusp of my thesis exam so I’ve spent the last three days binge watching Ozark, flipping through cookbooks and pretending I’ve made what’s in the photos, and popping vitamin C, D and zinc pills like there’s no tomorrow 🤒. It is my deepest wish that one day soon I shall be as cheerful and vital as this poppy chilling in my garden...Except a poppy that also cooks and photographs food and posts the recipes to her blog so other people can cook them too. That kinda poppy •
What’s wonderful about growing baby turnips is that they germinate in only a few days. Within a month, you can enjoy their leaves, and within a second month, you can eat the swollen roots. For an autumn harvest, sow seed in late summer, into rows of drills roughly 1" deep, cover with soil, and then water. Once germination occurs there is no need for thinning. Harvest individuals within the rows once they reach the diameter of a 50 pence piece. A very easy, fast, and rewarding crop to grow.
Thursday thoughts ...
Only a couple of days left until AUTUMN officially arrives. Pumpkins of every variety are making an appearance at local farm stands.
Ready or not ... we'll be donning our winter woolies, stoking the wood fire, taking in all the seasonal color changes along with a menu of comfort food. Just a smidgen of what's to come Instafriends.
The morning air along the instapath has turned brisk ...
“Here today gone tomorrow” the last picture of our uncle.! About 3 weeks ago. Makes me think how short life is. ....................... This photo reminds me of a brilliant quote. “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother”. He certainly did.................. May his soul rest in peace #rip#lastpicturetaken#gardenersofinstagram