Tomatoes, daikon, beans, malabar spinach

A friend of my wife sent us some seeds of this Sicilian Rouge tomato…
Tried planting it very late in the season…
Not too bad in that we get to harvest some fruits just before the cold came in…

Planted daikon (radish) for the first time…
Been harvesting them for some time now…
While they are not the biggest daikons around, they are very tender and good to eat…
The leaves, supposedly vitamin-packed, go very well with tofu, sauteed that is…

We like fava beans very much…
So much so that we decided to plant plenty of them this season…
We have about 30 plants, compared to only four last season…
I understand from a blog that the leaves taste good, so we might try to cook some this time around…

Snap peas are crunchy compared to snow peas or silk field peas…
We had all three types last season, but we are planting only snap peas this time…
Reason? Wife’s request…

Ceylon or Malabar spinach (not related to the ‘normal’ spinach) is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.
It is low in calories, but high in protein… just what we need…
Leaves are thick and succulent…
Seeds remind us of the corals in the sea…

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4 Responses to Tomatoes, daikon, beans, malabar spinach

  1. Hi,this is an interesting find…a Malaysian gardening in Japan, wah, you are certainly lucky to have this experience. Your mandarin oranges would certainly not thrive in our Malysian climate. I tried planting them last year, but they just languished and died of heatstroke!Rosie

  2. Lrong says:

    Rosie… yeap, I am forever thanking my lucky stars for this opportunity to do so in Japan… the mandarin oranges were quite ok, tastewise… perhaps some bright person may come up with a heat resistant orange crop for malaysian weather in the future, as they do strawberries and grapes, no?

  3. Matron says:

    I just love seeing and learning about vegetable gardens in different climates all over the world! I am going to put a link in to your blog is that's OK. Happy New Year!

  4. Lrong says:

    Likewise, I enjoy visiting blogs to learn a trick or two from fellow vegetable gardeners… about the link, it will be an honor…

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