We are very fortunate in the beginning of 2011 year with the constant fresh harvest to the kitchen. I have begun to freeze beans and chili at the kick start of 2011 because they are variety of other vegetables to harvest and eat and cannot be kept long especially the leafy vegetables. The main harvest has been tomatoes, carrots, Asian leaf vegetables (Mei Qing F1 Pak Choi), beans (Purple King or Redland Pioneer), Squash, Chili and cucumber (green gem).
27/12/2010 ~ We harvested our first amaranth and Romanesco zucchini. I think it has been at least a year since we eat home-grown cabbage and today we finally got a decent head size of cabbage to harvest. This is a small cabbage type, a hybrid called earliball which is suitable for small spaces but it is not pest resistant. I am planning to grow another small variety of cabbage this year, any suggestion?
30/12/2010~ I harvested many squash now but I don’t have any idea to cook it except stir fry.Any cooking tips? We harvested our first yellow cherry tomato.
1/01/2011~ I cut some sunflowers for my sisters to bring it back to Malaysia and boil sunflower with a glass of water for my father for its medicinal value. Tomatoes and 3 Lebanese eggplants I had to harvest because it is getting mushy and soft due to the very hot weather we had the day before yesterday until this day.
2/01/2011~ Our second harvest of Da Cheong Chae. This leafy vegetable has more flavour and very dark green than the Mei Qing F1 Pak Choi.
3/01/2010~ I emptied, prepared the soil and sowed seed on some of my polystyrene container box which does not look productive anymore and from this harvested leeks, earliball cabbage, red welsh spring onion and carrots. I also took a peek at our Early Gem sweet corn ears to see whether somehow they survive the heat or not since half of the plants leaves were burned to crisp.
Coriander seeds that I have collected from the dried plants. I have not completed the task of picking the dried fruit/seed from the coriander plant yet.
I was wondering if you like to join me in seed week some week in this month (please suggest when is the best week). It can be a new or old post about collecting or saving seed, bulb, rhizome or cutting for future offspring or sharing your experience. It can be also be about using your own (or friends) home-saved seed, bulb, rhizome or cutting to grow plants or anything related. I will also pick 5 participant randomly for seeds give-away (5 seeds each from my home saved-seed collection). Please advise and leave suggestion about this “Seed Week”.