Saturday 2 October 2010

More seeds!

Ok, I just come from the store and I got a new batch of seeds, now it is definitely official, I cant sow all these. A giveaway will be a must, so keep on touch!

my garden 0073 October 02, 2010

This is the complete collection so far!

Here is what I got this time
  • Chile Ancho Thick red 15 cm chilly pepper also a must on Mexican food.

  • Chile Pasilla Another chilly variety, good for sauces and stews.

  • Chile Guajillo Yet another cilly, this one is for red sauce, and mole.

  • Chile Serrano This chilly is used on the green sauce, along with green tomatoes.

  • Alyssum I think I could get this one in japan, but I haven't seen it much. Plus seeds here are a lot cheaper. I just love the scent of this flower cloud on the morning.

  • Camomila Good for teas, in Mexico we are also aware of its medicinal properties.

  • Thyme Another herb for the kitchen, good for cooking with meat. This will go along the little herb patch I have.

I am worried about the seeds being only adapted for Mexican climate, but I think they will grow very good in Japan, my area has a very nice weather for growing plants. My other concern is if they will take them away at customs, but it should be ok too.

My time in Mexico is coming to an end, I don’t think I will be able to work deeply in the garden, I only pruned a little of the Bougainvillea, and took out some weeds, but that garden is really in need of a makeover. Maybe next time I come, probably in six months.

I really wish I could have had time to introduce much more of what we have here in Mexico, it is really a cornucopia of nature. Hopefully, next time I come I won't have so many things going on and I can give a relaxed tour for gardening. Also I am planning on going to south Mexico for next time, and if I have that chance, that will be quite something.

Still, I will do one post to introduce the plants we have around the garden before I leave, it's not much, but I really like them. Hope you guys will enjoy as well.


  1. Wow, that's many types of chillies you have there. I love Tex-Mex food but I only know the Jalapeno. It would be fun to have varieties of chillies growing in your garden.

    I look forward to see more plants from the garden in Mexico. Please introduce us the plants that are grown there. I am keen to learn what grows well in Mexico.

  2. Seed shopping is definitely one of my favorite things...and I always end up buying much more than I realistically have space for. My grandmother has been growing Alyssum in her little garden in Germany for half a century and my dad says that its smell always makes him think of his childhood summers because that fragrance just filled the garden.

  3. I think a lot of what you've got would grow in Japan, the peppers and herbs are likely, the alyssum too. Alyssum can reseed too, so if you're lucky, plant this year, it may self sow for next year :)

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  5. I notice you intend to grow a lot of chillies. I have quite a few varieties here. Apart from the bird's eye chillies, I have the Black Pearl too. Don't know the names of the rest. Have fun growing your new seeds soon.

  6. What a great find! Even if you could get some of them in Japan, it makes it a little more special if you brought them from Mexico.


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