Aw can’t believe this is “over” : )) Don’t cry though, this was a fruitful journey! Look at these beautiful home-grown padrón pepper plants, a great example that a small balcony should not be an obstacle to have a cute little garden with veggies growing in it Cute padrón pepper plants, that end up in … Read more
We have recently had the chance to spend a bit more than a week traveling around beautiful Northern Spain and cloudy-rainy but breathtaking Andorra. We have picked grapes, figs and zucchini, hiked and bicycled in the Andorran hills and above all, ate from dawn till dusk. After all, we were in Spain! Here is just … Read more
Click here for Part 5! Look at these beauties! The next update will come from the kitchen
Click here for Part 4! Situation from mid-July : )) Beautiful white flowers all around the 3 plants: And… drum roll please: PEPPERS!!
Click here for Part 3! Quick update on my little pepper “jungle”: look at these beautiful flowers! We have made these pictures about a week ago, since then all 3 plants are full of flowers AND there are already a couple of PEPPERS!!! (but more about that next time :p)
Click here for Part 2! Just an express update on the progress of my 3 competing Pimientos Padron plants – they seem to enjoy the summer sunshine and frequent storms! Click here to see their progress!
Click here for Part 1! Status report on the Pimientos Padrón Project: started with 24 seeds altogether – about half of them survived the “kindergarten”. Out of the remaining 12 I have given 6 seedlings to my mum who somehow managed to kill them all in a few days :p I have re-planted my 3-3 … Read more
It is that time of the year again! When I get enthusiastic about planting something on my mini balcony. This time I’ll try to be more practical and instead of going with jungle sized tomato and bell pepper plants that simply won’t have enough space to grow, I have planted little Padrón pepper seeds. These … Read more
There are a couple of things I like cold winter days for, and one of them is chestnut. There is a definite charm buying a bag of chestnuts – freshly roasted in a tub of sizzling coal pebbles from a street vendor, in his funny hat and long cloak - however, doesn’t matter how delicately you try to peel off … Read more
This, my Dear Readers, is what should have grown in my balcony garden! Remember these beautiful green plants? While in my “garden” they refuse to grow taller, the ones I gave to my mother have produced amazing green bell peppers already. Well, she has a real garden Technically, I still consider them ‘my’ home-grown success … Read more