Tag Archive for Chives

2014/09/14 Fall Vegetable Garden & JP Pumpkin

This is Fall vegetable garden.

Fall vegetable garden

Fall vegetable garden

Runner bean grew so tall

Runner bean

Runner bean

Bosnian Tomato, there are still green & red ones.

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Chinese Cabbage for fall crop

Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage

Turnip

Turnip

Turnip

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Kale

Kale

Kale

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Fig

Fig

Fig

Chives & Green onion

Chives & Green onion

Chives & Green onion

Arugula

Arugula

Arugula

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Sweet 100 Cherry tomato

Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato

Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato

Wild Boir red tomato

Wild Boir red tomato

Wild Boir red tomato

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Cucumber only few left

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

I only harvested one JP Pumpkin this summer…

I simmered it but taste bad:(

JP Pumpkin

JP Pumpkin

2014/08/18 Roma Tomato Dry in the Sun

I harvested Roma tomato, Chives, Basil today.

Roma Tomato

Roma Tomato

Probably more than 8 lb, I had two bowls of Roma Tomato.

Roma Tomato

Roma Tomato

I dry Roma Tomato in the Sun with herbs & without herbs.

Roma tomato with herbs

Roma tomato with herbs

Roma tomato without herbs

Roma tomato without herbs

Will turn over after 1.5 days.

Roma Tomato dry in the Sun

Roma Tomato dry in the Sun

 

 

2014/05/27 Vegetable Garden

I seeded runner bean end of March, but all new leaves were eaten by snails……I seeded again in May. Applied egg shell around leaves, finally they starts growing now.

Runner bean

Runner bean

Japanese pumpkin

I seeded in April but irrigation system’s timer’s battery died during Japan trip for three weeks. Japanese pumpkin did not grow. I seeded again.

Japanese pumpkin

Japanese pumpkin

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Trefoil/Mitsuba

Trefoil

Trefoil

Kale for green juice

Kale

Kale

Chives & Green onion, chives has pink flower now.

Chives & Green onion

Chives & Green onion

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Red shiso leaf, voluntarily growing every year.

Red shiso leaf

Red shiso leaf

Fig

Fig

Fig

Bosnian paprika, garden neighbor gave plants.

Bosnian paprika

Bosnian paprika

Japanese cucumber, I seeded but died in April. I bought plants in May.

Japanese cucumber

Japanese cucumber

Japanese eggplant

Japanese eggplant

Japanese eggplant

Green shiso leaf, voluntarily grow every year.

Green shiso leaf

Green shiso leaf

Morocco bean

Morocco bean

Morocco bean

Butter lettuce, still few are growing.

Butter lettuce

Butter lettuce

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/04/06 Vegetable Garden

All vegetables looks so happy and growing very well.

Pea

Pea

Pea

Runner Bean were eaten by snails… Hope still alive. This is organic garden, there are lots of snails around.

Runner beans

Runner beans

Fig

Fig

Fig

Tomato, seeded and planted

Tomato

Tomato

Turnips

Turnip

Turnip

Trefoil

Trefoil

Trefoil

Norabo green

Norabo green

Norabo green

Kale

Kale

Kale

Rebherb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Chives & Green onion

Chives & Green onion

Chives & Green onion

Butter lettuce

Butter lettuce

Butter lettuce

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cabbage

Cabbage

Daikon

Daikon

Daikon

Morocco bean, they are eaten by snails too….

Morocco bean

Morocco bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013/05/13 Spring Vegetable Garden

Now spring vegetable garden looks like this. Finally vegetables started growing for one month.

Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden

1st row1st row

1st row

 Runner BeanRunner bean

Runner bean

 Boir Tomato, I seeded in February and grew in balcony, but still very small.Boir tomato

Boir tomato

 

JP Cucumber, I seeded but only one came out and I bought two plants.JP cucumber

JP cucumber

 

Spaghetti squash, I seeded in February, now growing everyday.Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

 

JP PumpkinJP Pumpkin

JP Pumpkin

 2nd row2nd row

2nd row

 Komatsuna, seeded few weeks ago, snails are eating. I hope they grow fast enough before got eaten.Komatsuna

Komatsuna

 MizunaMizuna

Mizuna

 Cabbage, seeded last Nov. and finally start growing.Cabbage

Cabbage

 Green Onion and Chives, over grown and keep them for seed for next year.Green onion

Green onion

 3rd row3rd row

3rd row

 Cherry Tomato, seeded in February but still very small.Cherry tomato

Cherry tomato

 JP Eggplant, bought two plants because seeded one but did not grow well.JP Eggplant

JP Eggplant

 Red Shiso leaf, voluntarily came out and grew so well.Red shiso

Red shiso

 4th row4th row

4th row

 Bell Pepper, bought one plant because seeded one did not grow well.Bell pepper

Bell pepper

 Celery, grew so big now. I made deep fried celery leaf which was very tasty.Celery

Celery

 Morocco BeanMorocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012/04/08 Vegetable Garden in New Look

I already posted that I built new bigger plot with raising beds and water system but I needed to give up.

2012/04/01 Giving up new plot, disappointing….

 

Now I broke down new plot, re-built and move all plant to old plot. It took me for one whole week. I already got wood boards for double size plot, and I did not want to waste wood boards, so I raised bed so high.

 

Re built plot

 

Pea

 

Pea

 

Runner Bean

Runner bean

 

Ashitaba

Ashitaba

 

Trefoil

Trefoil

 

JP Cucumber

JP Cucumber

 

JP Pumpkin

JP Pumpkin

 

Green Onion

Green onion

 

Raddish

Raddish

 

Butter Lettuce

 

Butter lettuce

 

Mizuna

Mizuna

 

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

 

Red Shiso

Red Shiso

 

Komatsuna

 

Komatsuna

 

Salad Burdock

Salad Burdock

 

Daikon

Daikon

 

Black Soy Bean

Black Soy Bean

 

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

 

Chives

Chives

 

I need to squeeze into half size plot now, I do not have space for these…

Plants

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2011/07/29 Chives, Japanese Cucumber

I harvested chives from garden and will use for dumpling party on 7/30 @Deborah’s palm.

Chives, Japanese cucumber, Morocco bean, Japanese bell pepper, Mizuna

Chives, JP Cucumber, Bell pepper, Morocco bean, Mizuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese cucumber, just cut and serve with kelp salt. Very crispy, juicy and tasty!

JP Yotsuba cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmered burdock, konjac and pork

Burdock, Konjac, Pork

2011/05/02 Japanese Style Pot sticker

I harvested chives from vegetable garden, decided to make Japanese style pot sticker. Chop chives, garlic and add tofu lee/okara about 1/2 cup.

Tofu lee, chives, garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped cabbage

Chopped cabbage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lean ground pork

lean ground pork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Added sesame oil, black pepper and mix together.

mix with sesame oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese pot sticker wrap/thinner than Chinese wrap

Potsticker wrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make pot sticker shape, I made 53 today.

Potsticker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked until golden brown, I and my husband drank Japanese beer with pot sticker tonight, beer is the perfect drink with pot sticker.

Japanese potsticker

2010/09/13 Chives & Cucumber

My garden neighbor gave me chives plant and they grew so well. Until that time I did not know there were garlic chives and regular chives because I only knew garlic chives in Japan.

Chives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made liver & chives stir-fry, this is very good for summer season to get stamina to our body. Also liver contain the essential amino acid such as vitamin A, vitamin B6,  folic acid,  and iron.

Liver & Chives stir fry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I harvested one myoga this year. Myoga is a Japanese herb which has little bitter taste and refreshing aroma. We use this as a garnish for tofu dish and so on.

Myouga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made marinated cucumber with octopus kimchee & myoga.

Cucumber kimchee myoga

 

2010/08/09 Vegetable Garden

Many vegetables are growing in my organic vegetable garden. But it is cold summer this year in US and vegetables grow slowly.

American tomato/the tomatoes are still green color.

Amreican tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bosnian tomatoes/my garden neighbor gave me plants. They are still green color too. My neighbor is very nice and he made this bracing strut for me.

Bosnian tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat/I planted this to attract good bugs to my garden and it blooming little white flower now.

Buckwheat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity tomato/still green color too.

Celebrity tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry tomato/this plant did not grow well this year, it does not have many tomatoes this year.

Cherry tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chives/I harvested and cooked hamburger few days ago.

Chives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Girl tomato/this tomato ripped first and I harvested  10 tomatoes already.

Early girt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green shiso leaves/it grows so well this year, big and soft leaves. I harvested and cooked a lot.

Green shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese cucumber/just blooming flowers

JP cucumber flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese eggplant/I harvested 4~5 already.

JP eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Komatsuna/this is very handy if I have in my garden. I can use in many different way of cooking, and very nutritious and healthy vegetable too.

Komatsuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long eggplant/my garden neighbor gave me a plant and I harvested 1 eggplant now.

Chinese eggplant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mint/I make mint tea and drink cold mint tea everyday. It is very refreshing and tasty in summer.

Mint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myoga/this is Japanese herb and season in summer. It has unique refreshing flavor and adding nice little bitterness to foods.

Myouga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arugula/this is a salad leaf and has little bitter taste. Very refreshing and nice salad leaf.

Arugula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickles cucumber/I made a lot’s of pickles this year.

Pickles cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red shiso leaf/I used this leaf for plum pickles to add bright purple color. Also I made shiso juice too.

Red shiso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salad burdock/I planted this last November but just came out again naturally. This is very tasty to make salad.

Salad burdock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soybean

Soybean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow pear tomato/it grows very well this year and I harvested lot’s of tomatoes already. Every breakfast we eat this.

Yellow pear tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zucchini/I harvested lot’s of zucchini this year too. I can not eat them all and I gave them to my friend too.

Zucchini