This is how the backyard container look like the day before we left Adelaide for Rayyan surgery at Royal Children Hospital,Melbourne. We all feel very homesick now and missing Ilhan very much who is in good hands with my cousin, Lenay.I feel very guilty towards Ilhan on the same day Rayyan having his surgery, he was not feeling well.But he feels better now and missing Rayyan.I think our whole family caught the same bug,my husband had it first.Then passed it to me and the kids. Rayyan had a bad night yesterday with bad cough, constipated,heart rate beating fast and feeling sore.Both of us finally catch up some sleep in the afternoon when we were transfered to isolation room for a while.
Okra burgundy has just start to produce those edible pods. Hopefully when we returned, we have many Mei Qing Choi F1 to harvest. I tried sowing many supermarket bought rockmelon seeds last spring and many bear small fruit before we left. I hope we have some ripe rockmelon this year.
Bitter gourd has many fruits at the moment from my phone conservation with my cousin. I wonder if we can preserve bitter gourd. I asked my cousin to freeze one bitter gourd and I try cooking it later to test whether it can be frozen. The JAP pumpkin has also finally produce female flower. I planted 2 sweet potato shoots in 2 containers, growing really well but have come very invasive.
Sweet potato plants taking over adjacent containers. I think we will sow many leek this autumn because it can be left in the garden growing for a long time and harvest when you need it. Leek in curry and korma taste very sweet.
We are missing fresh organic vegetables very much. Rayyan is refusing vegetable puree at the moment, only takes fruit puree or yogurt. I think I spoilt the kids with organic veggies.Rayyan have been very brave & a good patient probably want to go home ASAP too.