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2018英国种菜:土豆种植方法

之前有读者留言建议我多分享我是如何种菜的,而不是只给大家看结果。好吧,从今年开始我会陆续分享些种菜的经验。今天这一篇写写土豆。

现在我终于明白为什么英国人那么爱吃土豆、爱种土豆。基本上英国情况决定了,土豆最好种——鼻涕虫不吃,而且种土豆最省心。我们爱吃的叶子菜,很多也是鼻涕虫的最爱。种土豆还有不少好处,比如种土豆的地里基本没有草,不用整天去除草;另一个好处是种过土豆,土壤会变得很好,很疏松,接下来种什么菜都好弄。

好了,说了这么多种土豆的好处,咱就开始。如果你想今年秋天有新鲜土豆吃,现在就可以考虑开始了,尤其是住在南部的朋友。去年我女儿的朋友去我的菜地看了下,然后告诉我:我今天才知道土豆是长在地里,不是树上。好吧,如果你从未种过菜,那么你需要种子和土来种。我是有自己的自留地可以种。如果你没有地,又想种的话,可以考虑这种Potato growing bag。我有菜地之前也是用这种袋子种土豆。

土豆种子实际上就是我们日常生活中见到的土豆。种子土豆(这么说好一点)你可以去专门卖种子的地方买,比如B&Q、园艺中心。如果你没有时间出去买,网上卖种子的地方一般也有的。我去年在邻居的建议下尝试了红皮土豆,第一次从Amazon上买了土豆种子。实在不知道哪个好的话,可以参考下面的顾客评价。买来以后,找个容器把土豆放里面就等它们发芽就可以了。这个容器可以是家里的筐子、盆、桶、鸡蛋盒子等,总之就是你家里能找到的东西啦。然后把这些土豆放在家里的某个地方,如果想它们快点发芽,就选个相对暖和的地方。一般一周吧,这些土豆就会发芽。

在我的 另一篇文章 里,我提到过我去年种了约四十棵土豆,收了有大约两百斤。一直到现在我还在吃自己种的有机土豆。昨天晚上小孩想吃土豆,我顺便把发芽的土豆清理出来,如下图所示。我的土豆从地里收来以后,一直都在车库里,这样气温低,不容易发芽。但因为现在到了种土豆的时候,所以也开始发芽。这些就是我今年的土豆种子。

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我种的蒜及自制糖醋蒜Sweet and sour garlic

Hi there, hope you are all well and managed to find some time to relax. Today please let me show you one of my harvest in June—-garlic. I know I lot of people do not like or eat garlic. Due to the weather here in Scotland, there are quite a few we can grow during the winter, and garlic is one of them. Therefore last November, I bought some garlic bulbs from supermarket and used all those cloves as seeds.

First let me show you my garlic bulbs.

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Grow szechuan peppercorn tree in Scotland, UK在英国种四川花椒树

Hi there, hope you are all very well , and enjoy the British summer right now. Since the weather is so good , all my plants are growing very well now in my plot. Today I would like to share with you my Szechuan pepper tree with you.

I lived in the capital city of Szechuan province for several years. While I was there, I fell in love with Szechuan cuisine. The ingredient that nearly every single recipe needs is the Szechuan peppercorn. Here in the UK, it is very difficult to get good quality Szechuan peppercorns, therefore I always want to grow it by myself.

The picture below shows my Szechuan peppercorn tree. Well, it is not a tree now, really, just one and a half meters high right now.

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Grow clivia in UK 在英国种君子兰

博主按: 这是我写在我的英文博客上的一篇文章。因为现在太忙,实在是没有精力管理两个博客,所以将几篇英文博文转过来,然后就会把英文博客关了。

Clivia, is one of my favourite flowers. It is also called Natal lily commonly. Generally they are disease free and really easy to grow. They are evergreen perennials, so once you have one, you are going to have it for years.The strap-shaped leaves can reach about 60 cm in length, with erect stems bearing a terminal umbel of funnel-shaped, orange-red flowers up to about 10cm in length.  I have several of them here in Edinburgh. First photo below I took when flower was on. Clivia seeds are orange-red when they are ripe. Below is one of my clivas . First picture took when flowers were on. After the flower, the seeds are green , then turn orange-red when they are ripe, as shown in the second picture. Today I would like to share with you how to grow clivia from seeds.

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英国种菜: 新鲜土豆new potatoes 2017

在我之前的博文里我提到过我2016年整了一块菜地(allotment plot)。今年是第二年种菜了,虽然没有了第一年的新鲜劲,却发觉自己越来越喜欢了,当然也得了晒菜综合症—-每次收了菜都要到博客里写一写,哈哈。因为之前有读者留言,希望我分享下如何种的,所有从这一篇开始会增加种菜的技术细节,而不只是晒菜。

去年的时候我种了大约10棵土豆。收获新土豆的时候,每次吃的时候都有人说新土豆好吃,所以今年我就多种了些土豆——-大约有四十棵的样子。今年的土豆,三月底我就在阳光房育苗,四月份埋到地里,恰好等到无霜的时候他们从地里冒出来。两周前去菜地的时候我就发现,有的土豆秧开始发黄、干枯,这周去菜地的时候,我和孩子一起挖了两棵土豆。先上图,今年的第一茬新土豆。

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