Tag Archive for Komatsuna

2018/03/04 Spring Vegetable Garden

I rode bike to vegetable garden today since I like to ride bike in cold season. It took me about 20 minutes ride, it is good exercise.

Spring Vegetable Garden

I made Pea tempura, it was so yum!

Pea

Kale

Turnip

Norabou/Japanese green leafy vegetable

Cabbage

Komatsuna

Green Onion

Trefoil

 

2015/12/25 Last snapshot of Vegetable Garden

I had been growing organic vegetables for six years since 2009 in community garden plot in San Jose. But the community garden belongs to school’s property and the school will expand grades starting next year. So the school district needs more land and decided to use community garden plot for school.

I broke down railing and moved pole brace to friends house who want to make front yard vegetable garden.

Vegetable garden

I harvested Komatsuna today, and made Komatsuna with sesame dish. Even it is very big but still tender and tasty.

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

 

2015/12/24 Xmas Dinner

My younger son returned from Germany this Xmas holiday, so I cooked Xmas dinner for my family. Also our community garden will close due to the school expansion, so I harvested lots of Komatsuna from garden.

Stir fry Komatsuna

Stir fry Komatsuna

Buratta Cheese appetizer

Burrata cheese

Roast Halal Chicken

Roast Chicken

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner

Xmas Dinner

 

 

2015/06/20 Summer Vegetable Garden

This is Summer vegetable garden.

Especially Japanese pumpkins are growing so well.

Summer Vegetable Garden

Summer Vegetable Garden

Japanese pumpkins

Japanese pumpkin

Japanese pumpkin

Tomato & Komatsuna

Tomato & Komatsuna

Tomato & Komatsuna

Red Shiso Leaf

Red Shiso Leaf

Red Shiso Leaf

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin is growing

Japanese Pumpkin

Japanese Pumpkin

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

 

2015/03/03 Spring Vegetable Garden

This is Spring garden. I made very simple green house for summer vegetable.

Spring Garden

Spring Garden

Pea

Pea

Pea

Mizuna

Mizuna

Mizuna

Avocado, my friend gave me this Avocado plant. I heard Avocado grew very big…..will see.

Avocado

Avocado

Rubharb

Rubharb

Rubharb

Kale

Kale

Kale

Okinawan Spinach, my mom’s friend gave me this.

Okinawan spinach

Okinawan spinach

Trefoil spread in the garden.

Trefoil

Trefoil

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli

Butter Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

Butter Lettuce

Lettuce, my friend gave me plants.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Norabo, my friend gave me seed. Almost finishing the season.

Norabo

Norabo

I stir fried Norabo today.

Norabo stir fry

Norabo stir fry

Fig, I need to cut Fig in March.

Fig

Fig

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Daikon

Daikon

Daikon

Runner Bean, I need to protect new sprout from snails.

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/10/30 Fall Vegetable Garden

Runner bean grew very tall and heavy.

Runner Bean

Runner Bean

 

There was a storm few days ago, and Runner bean shelf was blow down with strong wind. I need to pull out Runner bean.

Fall vegetable garden

Fall vegetable garden

Also I pulled out tomatoes except few.

Rhubarb grew big now.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Chinese Cabbage got Bagrada bug, I need to pull out some Chinese Cabbage, Turnip, Komatsuna. I only could pinch them….

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage

I re-seeded Komatsuna.

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Kale are voluntarily growing, I make Kale green juice for lunch.

Kale

Kale

Trefoil is voluntarily growing too.

Trefoil

Trefoil

Arugula

Arugula

Arugula

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Tomato has still some fruits.

Tomato

Tomato

Fig has some fruits too.

Fig

Fig

Norabo leaf

Norabo leaf

Norabo leaf

Sweet 100 cherry tomato, which is late fall harvest tomato. Very sweet.

Sweet 100 cherry tomato

Sweet 100 cherry tomato

Mix Basil

Mix Basil

Mix Basil

Daikon

Daikon

Daikon

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

 

2014/10/01 Fall Vegetable Garden

Fall vegetable garden, still very green

Fall vegetable garden

Fall vegetable garden

Runner bean grew so tall now

Runner bean

Runner bean

Bosnian Tomato, still has some green fruits

Bosnian tomato

Bosnian tomato

Chinese cabbage, seeded one month ago

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage

Turnip, seeded one month ago

Turnip

Turnip

Komatsuna green, seeded one month ago

Komatsuna green

Komatsuna green

Kale

Kale

Kale

Trefoil, voluntary growing

Trefoil

Trefoil

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Arugula, already flowering

Arugula

Arugula

Genovese Basil, I made pesto

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Tomato, still has green ones

Tomato

Tomato

Norabo green, seeded few weeks ago

Norabo green

Norabo green

Fig, I am disappointed… two fruits are missing….I only harvest one fig.

Fig

Fig

Sweet 100, fall season tomato

Sweet 100 cherry tomato

Sweet 100 cherry tomato

Mix Basil, I made pesto too.

Mix Basil

Mix Basil

Japanese Eggplant, still has many fruits.

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese Eggplant

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

Bosnian Paprika

Daikon, seeded one month ago

Daikon

Daikon

Roma Tomato

Roma Tomato

Roma Tomato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014/09/28 Komatsuna

I harvested Komatsuna from garden. They are not tall yet, but I will harvesting and making space between. Komatsuna has 3 times more calcium than spinach!

Komatsuna

Komatsuna

Cooked Komatsuna & made Simmered Komatsuna with sesame

Simmered Komatsuna with sesame

Simmered Komatsuna with sesame

Also made chicken & egg bowl with shiso leaf for dinner.

Chicken & Egg Bowl

Chicken & Egg Bowl

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

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