Posts Tagged chives

Summer!

Can’t believe its been nearly a year since I last posted.

To cut a long story shorts, Ive been running my own craft business, working full time, helping my husband set up his business, visiting sick relatives, and of course looking after my precious lizards – to time has flown pretty quickly, especially since I broke my arm in January.

Anyway back in business now and have planted up some lovely treats for the lizards including the staple nasturtiums, collards, turnips, carrots and leeks, some chives and spring onions (for Pooky, they are his favourite if you don’t have any dandelions)

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Herbs lizards love

Coriander, Parsley and chives are a good food for lizards and we grow each of these in the back garden especially as we can eat them too.

I have found that chives are easy to grow from seed and if you keep cutting them regularly they will keep you going all year round.  Coriander and parsley however take a long time from seed in my experience so this year I have bought some potted specimens from the supermarket £1.79 and from our local Range store for a very reasonable 99p.

There are some long thin containers in our yard perfect for a herb garden, filled with organic compost I have planted coriander, parsley and chives in this container and also in some separate smaller containers.  With coriander you need to watch it doesn’t start flowering and go to seed too quickly when the weather gets hot by watering regularly and also cutting as often you can to feed the lizards and this will keep the growth fresh and going throughout the summer.  Parsley will keep growing throughout the year if you look after it during the winter months.

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Whats growing this week?

Well the dandelion and landcress seeds are staring to peep through, I should have marked these as I can’t remember which tray contains which seeds, until they grow a bit bigger.

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Today I planted seeds for Nasturtiums, cornflowers and chives.

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