At the beginning of the week I went to the plant market to get some potted herbs, strawberries and a chili plant. I've decided to make a little garden in the corner of my kitchen because it gets lots of sunlight, it's kinda like a greenhouse...
Upon purchase of the chili plant the seller kept saying (in Dutch) "outside in the sun! outside in the sun!" I did my usual "ja ja" (yes yes) but inside I was saying to this man "you don't fool me, there is NO sun outside in this country! If I plant this little guy outside, he will die within days!" And I'm so glad I didn't listen to him because if I had planted it outside, it would have drowned since we've had 4 days of non-stop rain and very, very little sunshine. Today, the chili plant is standing tall and strong on my window sill. I'm not sure how well it will grow but you know, this gardening thing is all about observing and learning, and even more so when in different climates with different soil.
Anyway, what are growing gangbusters are my orchids! Look at all those beautiful flowers, and there are still plenty more to come. It's all with thanks to Zoë & her fab instructions, remember this post?
So what do you think of my kitchen garden so far? I'm rather fond of it, myself. If you're interested, I'll let you know how my garden grows over the coming months.