Veggie Garden 6/7/14
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Veggie Garden 2014
Documenting Mom’s veggie garden again this year. Photos taken during Memorial Day 5.26.14 in the morning.
Growing now is Chinese Yao Choi (aka Rapeseed), Lettuce, Tomatoes, and some beans along the side of the fence.
Veggie Garden Update 7.14.13
String beans, string beans. I love string beans. I was able to pick a handful last Sunday. We got plenty of lettuce to make salads as well. Some little critter is eating our tomatoes as soon as they ripen!! And it just takes a bit and leaves the rest on the ground. My mom has been picking them when they’re orange/yellow and letting the tomatoes ripe off the vine. How do you deter animals from eating your garden?
pick your own veggies in my back yard (Taken with Instagram)
yellow tomatoes, red grape tomatoes, beets, beet greens, chinese long beans, chinese okra, and bitter melon
Veggie Garden Update 7/6/12
I harvested a bunch of pole beans. The beans are pretty and they have these purple streaks on them. Once cooked the purple color goes away. I looked them up online and found that they are called Rattlesnake Pole Beans. I can eat these beans for every meal. They are so tender and sweet!
The tomatoes are also growing. It’ll still be a while until they turn bright red. Otherwise the garden is looking great and I can’t wait for my beets to be ready!
June 8, 2012 Veggie Garden Update
We’ve been getting so much rain lately that I thought it would help with the garden. However, my mom said the rain actually hurt some of the plants. Many of her melon plants were just sprouting, but the heavy and frequent rainfall was too much for the poor sprouts and they got damaged. Oh no! No bitter melons this year? We’ll try again.
I have so much kale. Last night, I put some on a cookie sheet sprinkled some sesame oil on top with a pinch of salt and roasted them in the oven until crispy. So good!
May 26, 2012- Veggie Garden Update
We have a resident chipmunk. I’ve seen him a few times already poking his way through my kale plants and today near the peach tree. We never get any peaches; they always go missing. I bet it’s either the squirrels or that chipmunk that eats them.
If you go close enough to the garlic stalks you can actually smell their pungent fragrance. I’m going to have a lot of kale. Have to start thinking about different kale recipes now: kale salad, kale chips, kale soup?
Veggie Garden 2012 Update
I’ve documented mom’s veggie garden a little late this year. Her Chinese veggies are already in full bloom and she already harvested and we ate some already.
The lettuce for some reason would not grow this year. Looks like I’ll be buying my own lettuce this summer.She’s also growing a bunch of spring onions because we just use that a lot in Chinese cooking. I’ve also found some kale seeds this year and they’re already coming out!
Veggie garden update…Tomatoes are grow well and we harvested a lot of them already. The grape tomato plant is growing really tall. We’re going to have a gazillion grape tomatoes. Finally some fuzzy chinese melons are getting bigger and bigger.