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Harvesting arugula from the veggie garden for salad and pizza. Eating from yard to table!

Harvesting arugula from the veggie garden for salad and pizza. Eating from yard to table!

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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

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

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Veggie Garden Update July 21st

There are a lot of different things growing in the garden. We have the making of a butternut squash, bitter melon, and a prickly cucumber.

Finally, I’m collecting all the squash blossoms to make tempura squash blossoms. I wish i had more, but this year not so many squash growing. Usually, i like to lightly fry them in a mixture of rice flour/cornstarch with a stuffed goat cheese mixture on the inside. They come out crunchy and silky smooth. This is definitely one of the most delicate little dish you’ll ever eat. I’ll be sure to post the recipe after I make them. 

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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! 

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Veggie Garden Update- June 24, 2012

I bought some beet seeds and now the beet greens are out. Soon the beets will be growing under the soil. I absolutely love beets. They are so sweet and the color is so vibrant. The leaves of the beets are also edible so don’t throw those away. They have this reddish/purple color and they taste almost like spinach. Sauteed them with some garlic and you have great side dish. 

I found some tomatoes and string beans growing as well. The best part of growing veggies is actually the harvesting of the vegetables. It’s so much fun! In a couple weeks, I think the beans will be ready to be picked. 

Finally, we have garlic and they smell so good! 

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Veggie Garden Update

Last Saturday a freak thunderstorm ripped through my town; and in just 15 minutes it caused incredible damage. I will describe it as a mini version of Hurricane Irene. There was fierce winds, threatening thunder and lightning, heavy rain, a hail storm, and then major flash flooding. My street and back yard flooded into a 2 feet deep swimming pool. When I went outside to survey the damage, the deepest part of my yard was still in knee high deep of water. Luckily, the basement didn’t get much water, but the veggie garden….well, you couldn’t see it under all that water.

Luckily, the water receded quickly and nothing was majorly damaged. The string beans and tomato plants held up even under all that water. Mud was everywhere, but mom got all that cleaned up. Since she was already cleaning the garden, she also did some rearranging and now the kale plants are on the other side of the yarn in cement blocks. I guess it works. 

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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! 

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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! 

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The absolute best part about growing your own veggies is harvesting.  It’s so fun to pick your own veggies.  It looks like I’ll be eating string beans for the next couple weeks. The second best thing is when you cook and eat them.  

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Monday, 11:00AM. Mom’s veggie garden.  

String beans and arugula are ready to harvest.  In a few more weeks we’ll have tomatoes and cucumbers!