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2016/09/11 Vegetable Garden & Chayote

I visited vegetable garden today.

Trefoil

Trefoil

Fudansou/cooked with salt koji.

Fudansou

Basil/I made pesto sauce.

Basil

Arugula/keep for seeds

Arugula

Eggplant/still very small…..

Eggplant

Benrina/another green leafy vegetable

Benrina

Japanese Pumpkin/growing so well, already harvested 4~5 pumpkins

JP pumpkin

JP pumpkin

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash

Chayote Squash/my friend @work gave me a fruit and grew so tall. I harvested three fruits. This is very first time I planted Chayote, I am so excited to see a fruit.

Chayote

Black Soy Bean

Black soy bean

Wild Bore Tomato

tomato

Runner Bean

bean

Chayote

ChayoteCut in half

cut in halfSteamed with salt koji

steamTender and tasty

cooked

This is Chayote health benefit

 

 

 

 

2016/08/27 Vegetables from garden

I harvested tomatoes, Japanese cucumbers, Japanese bell pepper, Cabbage from garden.

I seeded about 10 different kind of tomatoes this year. All grew so well and overflowing now.

Vegetables

I like Wild Bore tomato flavor, so I seeded them a lot. We visited The Wild Bore Firm and tasted tomatoes and purchased which we like, kept seed and grew them every year.

Wild Bore Tomato

I made tomato soup with only tomato & salt koji. Very simple but so tasty!

Tomato soup

I harvested rhubarb from balcony & purchased some from store, cooked with sugar to paste.

Rhubarb

I made Rhubarb paste and dehydrated to jello sheet.

Rhubarb Jello Sheet

Picked some figs from garden and dehydrated to dried figs.

Dried fig

 

 

2016/08/17 Summer Vegetable Garden

Summer vegetable garden, all vegetables growing so well.

Summer garden

Trefoil

Trefoil

Green Onion

Green onion

Turnip

Turnip

Fudansou

Fudansou

Basil

Basil

Arugula, I keep for seed

Arugla

Cabbage

Cabbage

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Chayote grew tall now

Chayote

Red Shiso leaf

Red Shiso leaf

Black Soy Bean

Black Soy Bean

Japanese Pepper

Japanese Pepper

Squash

Squash

Green Shiso

Green Shiso

Many varieties of Tomato

Sweet 100

Sweet 100

Yellow Tomato

Yellow Tomato

Berkeley Tie Dye Heart

Wild Bore Tomato

Celeb Tomato

Celeb Tomato

tomato

Bosnian Tomato

Bosnitan

Roma

Jersey

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Poor pumpkin, it is stuck in the fence….

pumpkin

Today’s harvest

harvest

 

2016/07/09 JP Pumpkin Basil Pesto

Today’s harvest from garden

JP Pumpkin, Basil, Fudansou, Trefoil, Turnip, JP Cucumber,

Today's harvest

Sweet BasilSweet Basil

I made Pesto

Pesto

Pesto Pasta Tasty!

Genovese Pasta

 

 

2016/06/18 Fig, Fudansou, Turnip

I have Fig tree in the balcony.

Fig

Ripe figs

Fig

Very Sweet!

Fig

I harvested Fudansou, JP Cucumber, Cabbage leaf and Turnip.

Fudansou

Turnip

Turnip

Boiled Fudansou and marinated with sesame

marinated with sesameMade Turnip salad

Turnip salad

And made green cabbage juice with lemon which is my friend’s house grown.

 

 

2016/06/11 Vegetable Garden

Finally vegetables growing so fast and can not catch up to cook all of them. Some of them start flowering….

These are growing now.

Trefoil

Fudansou/Japanese green leafy vegetable

FudansouBasil

Turnip

Bok choy

Cabbage

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese PumpkinCIMG0011

Chayote SquashCIMG0013

Peas

Runner Beans

Spaghetti Squash

Red Shiso

Eggplant

Black Soy Bean

Tomatoes

2016/05/22 Spring Vegetable Garden

Finally spring vegetables are growing and I harvested Bok-choy, Turnip, Benrina today.

Spring garden

Spring garden

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

2016/05/08 Little guest to my garden

When the irrigation system is on, and the stake was sprinkling water, one hummingbird flew and stop on the tube.

Hummingbird 1

Flying and drinking water

Hummingbird 2

Rest on the tube again

Hummingbird 3

Flying and drinking water

Hummingbird 4

Rest on the tube again

Hummingbird 5

It is so much fun to have a little guest to my garden.

2016/05/04 Hummingbird in my garden

I visited vegetable garden and started irrigation system. Then one hummingbird came and drink water from irrigation system!

I have never seen this before. So cute!

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

2016/05/01 Irrigation System installed today

When I get my plot, it looks like this.

Community Garden plot

Community Garden plot

Pulled out weeds, raised beds, rolling compost, made shelves for few weekends.

New garden plot

New garden plot

Finally I installed irrigation system today and I finished garden re-build project.

Vegetable Garden plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My co-worker gave me Chayote Squash, I planted in my garden. I hope it will grow well and I can harvest.

Chayote Squash