Starting plantlets from seed in doors

I started sowing

It is still a bit early for our region, but I have sowed the first vegetables and herbs inside the house. When the wetter is getting better I find it difficult to wait. I have a small indoor greenhouse and had seen by some one else who used empty milk cartons to sow in. I have used a few of those as well. They fit wonderfully on my small windowsills. I don’t have any seed soil, so I used regular plant soil.

Divide a good layer of soil in the trays, sow and cover with a thin or a thicker layer of soil depending on what was sown. Don’t forget to water carefully and mark what was sown where.

I have sown following:

  • Paprika Kapiya Vertus
  • Eggplant Violetta Lunga
  • Flat leaf Parsley
  • Tomato Gardeners Delight
  • Celery Porthos
  • Celery root Wiener Riesen
  • Real Chamomile
  • Chili De Cayenne
  • Pick lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomato Marmande
  • Wilde Rocket
  • Bush Basil
  • Sage

I have sown ratter dense, so that will be tricky to transplant. Unfortunately I do not have the space to do it differently. I hope the wetter will be useful soon, so I can transplant some of the plants outdoors under a cover, but first we will wait and see if anything germinates, which can take up to 3 weeks for some plants. Mean while it is important to make sure the soil will not dry out.

After 3 days the lettuce and the bush basil already have germinated. I took the milk cartons from the window sills to the table beside the small indoor greenhouse, because I think it is to cold at the window. A window is a cold bridge and it is still very cold outside.


How I make lasagna

There are so many different ways to make lasagna and now I just want to share with you how I make lasagna.

My lasagna has following ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Onions, chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato sauce
  • Coconut milk
  • Heavy wiping cream
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Lasagna sheets
  • Chili (own fermented)
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Gouda cheese (grated)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Paprika powder

First of all the onions get backed in some olive oil or some butter. Then the ground beef is added and backed until nicely browned. Now I ad in the tomato sauce, coconut milk, heavy wiping cream, salt & pepper and paprika powder. Normally I would ad some home made broth (chicken or beef), but I forgot to tau this. Therefore I have to ad some water instead. This needs to get warm and don’t forget to stir. Finally I ad the pumpkin puree and some chili. This should get nice and warm and when the pumpkin puree is dissolved the sauce is ready.

Now to fill the oven dishes. Starting with the sauce on the bottom and then covering with the lasagna sheets. Then another layer of sauce and then sprinkling on the parmesan cheese and covering with lasagna sheets again. And some more sauce and sprinkling with some Gouda cheese and covering with lasagna sheets. Now go on with sauce and lasagna sheets finishing with the sauce on top until the dishes are full or the ingredients are used. On top comes a layer of Gouda cheese. It could have been more cheese on top, but it was good anyway. Put this in the oven by 200°C for about 40 Min.

And this is how it looks when it comes out of the oven.

Enjoy your meal

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