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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,


I harvested many Chayote & Japanese pumpkins today.

JP Pumpkin & Chayote

Busy cooking & eating garden vegetables every day now.



2018/08/18 The Art of Sushi Class

I taught The Art of Sushi class to who love real food from scratch. Fortunately I harvested all vegetables from garden this morning such as shiso, Japanese cucumber, turnips, fudansou, green onion, they are super fresh.

vegetables from garden

They are young couple and husband grew up home made healthy foods, so he knows real foods taste.

Hand wrap sushi

Especially they enjoyed fresh sashimi & Japanese cucumber which is crunchy & tasty.

He asked me “what you are eating everyday?”, then I think about what I am eating and answered “Most likely I am eating vegetables from my garden everyday, because I grew so many vegetables in my garden.”

This is summer garden

summer garden

I grow variety of tomatoes, shiso leaf/green & red, chayote, Japanese pumpkin, rhubarb, turnip, mizuna, okura, banana pepper, green pepper, trefoil, green onion, eggplant Gretel, Japanese eggplant, fudansou, black soy bean, stalk broccoli, Japanese bell pepper. Harvested last weekends.





2011/7/18 Summer Vegetable Garden Diary

Summer vegetable garden now

Summer vegetable garden















Big Flower Bean, has beautiful red flower

Common bean















Bosnian Tomato/It was cold spring this year, tomato grows slowly.
















Japanese Eggplant/I harvested 2 eggplant this year, Japanese eggplant has less seeds and tender.

JP Eggplant















Japanese Bell Pepper/smaller than US one. I harvested 3 already. I planted first time, so far so good.

JP Bell pepper















Black Soy Bean/Japanese Hokkaido origin.

Black soy bean















Japanese Pumpkin/I seeded and finally they have some fruits.

JP pumpkin















Red Shiso/I already used red shiso for pickled plum on July 1st and posted to Pickled Plum & Red Shiso

Red shiso















Moloheiya/I seeded Moloheiya in late May, but it did not grow until July because of the cold weather.

Contains dietary fiber, carotene,  vitamin B1, B2, C, calcium, iron. Very powerful vegetable!
















Okura/I seeded in April, but did not grow because of the cold weather.

Finally starts growing.
















Spaghetti Squash/I got seed from Japan and tried first time.

They already have some fruits.

Spaghetti squash















Potherb Mustard/contains vitamin A, C, E, carotene,  iron, calcium.

I seeded first time, grow pretty well.
















Butter Lettuce/grow very well, I harvest almost everyday now.

Butter lettuce















Petit Tomato/grow and have some fruits slow this year, I just picked few.

Petit tomato















Morocco Bean/grew well and has lots of beans now.

I just could not see them because spaghetti squash leaves.

Morocco bean