Rose,Is the feathery foliage part of the nigella? It looks so much like fennel fronds, so beautiful.I assume this is the same nigella seed I cook with. You should save some of the seeds for cooking. I hear the spice isn't easy to find. I love it though. Thanks for reminding me to use it. Everything you grow seems to produce so beautifully. I wish I had your green thumb. Maybe one day I will get better at vegetable gardening. I did pick up some organic chiogga beet seeds to plant in the spring. You really have inspired me to try vegetable gardening again.talk to you soon,Alicia
Isn't it pretty? This is the same stuff you cook with; and you're right I looked in several stores around here and couldn't find any.I'm not sure how well it stands up to frost; so, I hope it gets a chance to go to seed before it gets too cold.Good luck with the beets; that should be fun.
Rose,If you want me to send you some nigella seed to cook with let me know. I would be happy to share.The nigella is beautiful. I love the flower and the foliage.I am going to try to do my own "beet" research. But I may have a few questions for you as we get closer to spring. I hope you don't mind.talk to you soon,Alicia
Thanks so much for your offer; let me wait and see whether I can get some seeds from these plants first.I'm no expert on beets, but as with root vegetables in general, it will be a good idea to make sure the soil where you plant them is well-drained and loose; this makes it easier for the roots to form.
Rose,The offer is open ended if you need them just let me know.Your comment on loose and well drained soil makes me think this is why all my container plants always seem to do better (except the herbs which seem to be impervious to every type of neglect). I will try the beets in my large pots. thanks for the tips,Alicia
Thanks again for the offer :):)It will be fun to see how the garden grows next spring. For now, I love this time of year when everything in nature is shutting down for a rest; it's catchy and makes me feel like snuggling in, "introverting" a bit, and just lazing about reading.
So this isn't about Nigella Lawson I guess?
No, not the domestic goddess; just a pretty little flower. :)