Tag Archive for Japanese cucumber

2018/08/26 Vegetables from garden

Of course vegetables grow different every year due to weather & other factors.

This year, vegetables grow so well especially tomatoes & Japanese pumpkins.

Besides these vegetables below,

Vegetables

I harvested many Chayote & Japanese pumpkins today.

JP Pumpkin & Chayote

Busy cooking & eating garden vegetables every day now.

 

 

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

 

 

2016/06/11 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

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

2014/08/15 Vegetable Garden

Runner beans grew so tall now.

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Fig has fruits already! I need to replant it bigger pot soon.

Fig

Fig

Rhubarb is growing bigger too.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Kale plant grew voluntarily after pulled out old one.

Kale

Kale

Bosnian Tomato grew so well this year, it has so many fruits now. I am busy making Bosnian tomato soup.

Bosnian Tomato

Bosnian Tomato

Soy beans are getting bigger too.

Soy Bean

Soy Bean

Arugula is growing just enough for sandwich.

Arugla

Arugula

Genovese Basil grew bigger now, I can make more pesto.

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Red Shiso leaf voluntarily grew so well this year, taller than me. I already made shiso juice, pickled plum used 1/4 of these.

Red shiso leaf

Red shiso leaf

Mixed Basil grew well from seed.

Mixed Basil

Mixed Basil

Red & Green tomato from Wild Boir Farm, very tasty.

Red & Green tomato

Red & Green tomato

Mizuna is slightly bitter, good for sandwich.

Mizuna

Mizuna

Japanese Eggplant grew very well too, I got good plant this year. I used eggplants the sample tasting dish for Open House @Deborah’s Palm tomorrow.

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Cucumber grew so well this year too, I harvested very long one today and cooked sample tasting dish tomorrow.

Japanese Cucumber

Japanese Cucumber

Bosnian Paprika has sweet and rich flavor.

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

San Marzano Roma tomato are growing well too, my garden neighbor gave me the plant.

San Marzano Roma

San Marzano Roma

Shiso leaf likes shady spot.

Shiso leaf

Shiso leaf

Morocco Bean grew so tall now.

Morocco Bean

Morocco Bean

I harvested tomatoes so many, I will bring to Deborah’s Palm Open House tomorrow to share.

Tomato

Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/07/17 Summer Vegetables

I harvested tomatoes, Japanese eggplant, Japanese cucumber, Kale, Norabo leaf from garden. The big tomatoes are Bosnian tomato, which is huge and juicy.

Summer vegetables

Summer vegetables

Norabo leaf

Norabo leaf & Kale

 

I made tomato soup used Bosnian tomato. I only used four Bosnian tomatoes.

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato soup

Bosnian tomato soup

Bosnian tomato soup

Stir fry Japanese eggplant

Stir fry Japanese eggplant

Stir fry Japanese eggplant

Stir fry Norabo leaf with fried tofu & Bosnian paprika

Stir fry Norabo leaf

Stir fry Norabo leaf

Garden neighbor gave me beautiful flowers from her garden.

Flower

Flower

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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