April 8, 2011March 3, 2013 Colette O'Neill Lovage and Lettuce…Easy Permaculture Crops in Ireland The view from my window a few moments ago. Mist is clearing upwards from the valley floor up towards the top of Kilronan Mountain. There’s great promise in the day. Frost has melted into the heat of the morning as the temperature rises… As the buds burst open and the blossom thickens, the planting grows dense and shade descends below…the earth is once more protected from the impending heat of the summer. Leaves opening on the dogwoods. This is a good time of the year to feed plants like these. I make up a sludge from chicken droppings that have been left to ferment. Lovage is growing fast at the moment and will continue to grow, reaching heights of over seven feet by midsummer! This is a perennial herb. The flavour is intense…spiced celery and strong! I use it in soups and curries. I grow most of my summer lettuce in hanging baskets for a slug-free happy growing system! This is one recently planted out and hanging in the tunnel to get ahead before hanging outside. This is a lovely and easy way to grow all the organic lettuce you need, from now until early October! Share this:TwitterPinterestFacebookWhatsAppPocketLinkedInRedditPrintTumblrTelegramSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading...
The mountain looks so ethereal, what a wonderful view right from your kitchen!
We will keep you posted, certainly!
Fond wishes Richard and Averil
Thanks for the coffee and cake – what a beautiful day we had with you – we will put bamboo in this week on sentry duty
love and fond wishes
It was lovely to meet you and keep me posted on all the progress!
~Always a pleasure to see your hard work…and all it gives back..When are you coming over love?
Hi there Susan…No date as yet, but sometime this year!
Lovely pics, everything looks lovely and lush.