Main harvest for the first-half of March are cucumbers, tomatoes and beans. Lenay managed to freeze more than one bag of beans while we were away. All of the kailans were harvested and sowed some seeds yesterday. Those kailans were caterpillars playground.We plucked our first golden bell capsicum but it looks kind of wierd only one side turned yellow while the other side was still green. Perhaps due to only one side were facing the sun. Purple King bean grown in partial shade was generously producing purple beans for us early this month. Earliball cabbage was the same size as capsicum bell when we harvest this vegetable.
I was clearing up some small area of patch and found some spuds that I have missed, Lucky! Challenger tomatoes have turn red but due to rain the skin split. I was craving for some snake bean but before I can cook it, Lenay keep them in the freezer. So they will be staying there until we have no fresh veggies from the garden. I am already counting how many snake beans (@yard-long bean,kacang panjang) on each plant to satisfied my craving for snake bean. Second harvest of Angle Luffa from the same plant, so soft in the mouth. Steal a tiny leaf from one of the turmeric plant, several stalk of lemon grass, chilies and bitter gourd to cook with dried-salted fish in turmeric soup. Ilhan had his first taste of bitter gourd this month and from what I heard, he was not enjoying it but as he promise to behave while both of the parents were away, he made an effort eating it by breaking it to small pieces. Tsk...Tsk...Tsk...Lenay made him try it;-)
I have been taking division of chives and using them as a border for autumn planting. It has been a good companion plant with kang kong (entsai).
Clearing up some pots that contain leafy vegetables that will be good for quick fried rice or noodle. Cucumbers for Nasi Lemak that I cooked for breakfast this morning.
So much to do this month in the garden, some of the tasks; morning~harvesting, clearing up some patch, manual fruit pollination, sowing, stem propagation, pruning, collect seeds. Then afternoon~transplanting, re-potting, prepare veggie patch with manure and compost, wrapping cucurbit with paper and weeding.