Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Still not a vegetable, though...


I have a friend who knows a good pot when she sees one. This one has been standing at her home with a gigantic houseplant inside. Unfortunately she's moving to another part of Sweden and has gifted me, a very happy indoor gardener, with it (this is not a manipulated photo - I do fit in there).

Now I'm pondering two things. A; where to put it, since I don't have a spare corner for it, and B; what to plant inside. I've decided to ask you to help me come to a decision. To the right you find a small poll, you have a week to answer and the help is deeply appreciated. The pot is deep enough for potatoes, although the fruits are poisonous (twoyearold in da house). Or perhaps I should call the Uppsala University Botanical Gardens and ask if they can sell me some ulluco to plant, so I can try this mythic plant at last. Another alternative is to buy loads of strawberryplants to satiate the sweet tooth of my son even during the winter. On the other hand, if I plant tiger nuts I can provide him with a toy lawn and the family some cooking oil (if I ever can figure out how to extract it).

Thankyou Irene, Johan and Anders for all your precious gifts! We'll miss you much in Uppsala - good thing we know where you live... :-)

7 comments:

Susan said...

You are one serious gardener, girl. The kind who personally tries out a pot before she plants a plant :-). It looks like the size is just right! I'll be casting my vote for strawberries for the little one.

Rosengeranium said...

Heh. It's actually quite comfortable :-)

MrBrownThumb said...

I casted my vote for strawberries too and congrats on the free pot. It is huge!

OldRoses said...

Is that a clay pot or plastic? Either way, it's going to be very heavy when it's full of soil. You might want to think about getting one of those little pot trivets with wheels (sorry, I don't know what they are called) to make it easier to move around.

Anonymous said...

Out of the list, strawberries would be my first choice.
What about an herb garden? This big pot has space for lots of variety and colour. Looking forward to seeing what grows in that great pot.

Rosengeranium said...

mr Brown Thumb: Thanks!

Old Roses: You're right! Chances are it will weigh around 100kg (or me*1 1/4). Hm, I've always wanted to buy one of those pot trivets, and now I got an excellent excuse! Jay! :-)

Anonymous: I already have a herbgarden in the kitchen. Thanks for the tip about variety - I may combine strawberries with something else.

April said...

What a beautiful pot! I definitely vote for strawberries. One way to lighten the load of the pot would be to use those styrofoam packing peanuts as drainage material. They really work nicely. If you do decide to grow strawberries, they're shallow rooted anyway, so you could probably get away with a couple of inches of the peanuts.