Growing Spices

(Ita) La senape in cucina - January 26, 2014


(Ita) Le spezie in cucina - January 06, 2014


(Ita) Il sesamo in cucina - December 20, 2013


(Ita) Coltivare la liquirizia - December 11, 2013


(Ita) Il cumino in cucina - November 30, 2013


(Ita) Il giardino del collezionista: Senape da seme e da foglie - October 29, 2013


(Ita) L'anice in cucina - March 26, 2013


(Ita) Il rabarbaro - January 03, 2013


(Ita) Lo zenzero in cucina - December 12, 2012


(Ita) La nigella (cumino nero) in cucina - May 26, 2012


Licorice flower - May 23, 2012
The surprising flowers
My plants have emerged from winter dormancy, and for the first time in four years, theyr are also blooming. The surprising flowers: flowers of aromatic herbs, vegetables and...

(Ita) Coltivare l'anice - October 12, 2011


(Ita) Coltivare e raccogliere le spezie - July 17, 2011


Rhubarb, year two - May 02, 2011
Rooftop gardening
The rhubarb from last year sowing finally emerged after winter dormancy, while I started thinking it was dead. Rhubarb should be harvested from third year, but I wanted to try i...

(Ita) Coltivare le proprie erbe aromatiche - Le spezie, 2 - March 04, 2011


(Ita) Coltivare il fieno greco - September 25, 2010


Saving Nigella Seeds - June 21, 2010
Saving seeds
Sometimes growing a plant is problematic and disappointing: seeds that doesn't sprout, plants that die young or don't bloom, pests, wind... None of this has happened with nigella ...

Nigella flower - May 16, 2010
Growing aromatic herbs
I'm growing nigella because I was curious about it. I knew that the nigella (or black onion, or black cumin) seeds are a spice, but I wanted to know how the plants looks. Now my...

(Ita) Coltivare le proprie erbe aromatiche - Le spezie - February 18, 2010


Nigella and Rhubarb, two newborn plants - February 09, 2010
Growing aromatic herbs
I have sowed many plants indoor, these are some of the plants that I'm nurturing this winter. Nigella (or black cumin) is used as a spice, its seeds have a light onion aroma. I...

Waiting for licorice - January 14, 2010
Growing aromatic herbs
Growing licorice is easy, but requires patience. The roots can't be harvested until the third year of growth... this means this autumn for my plants. Every winter licorice leav...

Sowing Fenugreek - January 11, 2010
Growing aromatic herbs
Testing if the spice seeds from your kitchen are vital, is a good way to save money and try new plants. They'll not germinate always, but it's worth trying. A quick way to test...

Young plants: Carob tree - October 12, 2009
Enjoy growing
A newborn carob tree. Look also: Young plants: Mirtle Young plants: Licorice

(Ita) Coltivare il lino - October 04, 2009


(Ita) Coltivare il cumino - June 14, 2009


(Ita) Coltivare la senape - June 10, 2009


Spice seeds on the catwalk - May 28, 2009
My 200th post
I can't believe it, this it the 200th post! As I did for my 100th post, I'll let the pictures talk. This time on the catwalk we have spice seeds: sow them but also add them to y...

Annatto, year two - May 15, 2009
Growing aromatic herbs
Last autumn my annatto plants lost all their leaves. During winter the tiny naked stems looked really sad, but I keep watering them. Now, new leaves are growing! Annatto should...

Young plants: Licorice - May 11, 2009
Enjoy growing
Young licorice plant, ready to be transplanted. Read also: Licorice, red mustard and other harvests Licorice flower

Horseradish flower - April 30, 2009
Growing aromatic herbs
The root of the horseradish should be harvested after a few years. Meanwhile, the plants give me these wonderful and delicate flowers. Cultivar Diablo flowers: This i...

Young plants: Safflower - April 11, 2009
Enjoy growing
Safflower plants from indoor sowing. Look also: Young plants: Mirtle Young plants: Licorice

Licorice, year two - March 18, 2009
Growing aromatic herbs
Last year I started to grow some licorice plants: tall stems full of rouded leaves. Licorice root should be harvested on the third year, so I let them be. When in autumn the plan...

Young plants: Sesame - March 06, 2008
Enjoy growing
Newborn sesame plants. Look also: Young plants: Mirtle Young plants: Licorice

Annatto Spice - March 05, 2008
Winter sowing
Annatto (Bixa Orellana) or Achiote in Spanish, it's a spice used in South American cooking. I heard of it as ingredient for the puerco pibil, then I found this page: http://www.u...

(Ita) Cartamo, fieno greco e altre nuove nate - February 25, 2008


(Ita) Coltivare il carvi - October 24, 2007


(Ita) Coltivare il sesamo - October 18, 2007


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