Massive, vicious Typhoon Number 6 hits Shikoku

Massive, vicious Typhoon Number 6 made a straight hit at Shikoku on 19th July…
We had just returned on the 18th, after spending a short break at Malaysia… 

Our plants began fluttering in the winds…
Oh oh, I knew we had to do some harvesting or else…
Quickly grabbed some amaranth, red and green…

Some tomatoes, and an ear of a baby corn…
The Malabar spinach, red and green… 
such a handsome looking vegetable…
The green ones are really fleshy and chewy…
Had purchased some Burpee cucumber seeds on our trip to Los Angeles in March…
When we returned on the 18th, the cucumbers were dangling all over the plants…
All in all, we harvested 19 cucumbers, weighing about 5 kilograms…
My missus could not wait to pickle them…
Urmmm, I love pickled cucumbers…
Prior to leaving for Malaysia, had harvested the ‘mountain peaches‘…
Made fresh juice out of them… 
The blood-red color… 
that is original… absolutely no additives whatsoever…
They tasted sooo fresh and gooood…
Oooh, can’t wait for next season to harvest them again…
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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23 Responses to Massive, vicious Typhoon Number 6 hits Shikoku

  1. lina says:

    All those fresh veges. They sure look yummy!

  2. lina says:

    How was the typhoon – was it bad? And how did your garden fared after it hit?

  3. Nice cukes. Miss them very much now but have to wait for spring. I like that juice colour looks delicious.

  4. rainfield61 says:

    Can't wait if you can bring me a cup as well.

  5. One says:

    I'm always amazed with the productivity of your garden and also the way you arrange your harvest. They look so good. I guess it was a good thing you returned one day before and not one day after the storm.

  6. Lrong says:

    lina… the corn plants, the cucumbers, the pumpkins, the beans… sakit hati… MKG… the pickled cucumbers are ready to be eaten…rainfield… :)one… lucky that we had to return early as our original scheduled was two days later…

  7. lina says:

    I guess that's the challenge farmers have against nature. 😦

  8. Lrong says:

    lina… yeap, that's gardening…

  9. Stephanie says:

    Glad to see your harvest and that you got back just in time. Pickled cucumbers sounds really good 😉 Enjoy the fruit of your labour.

  10. Lrong says:

    Stephanie… am enjoying pickled cucumbers every day now… it really spices up the appetite…

  11. Malar says:

    Very good harvest of cucumbers! I never get any cucumber larger thn 4"…sigh….

  12. milka says:

    I think you went back bcoz you were craving for M'sian food.. lol. Nice harvest. The juice looks so nice too.

  13. Lrong says:

    Malar… cucumbers need a lot of fertilizers… otherwise, the fruits will be skinny…milka… you are right, I miss the food a lot… will be back again in December, this time to KL…

  14. Regret the typhoons but your harvest is spectacular. The mountain peaches juice is quite beautiful! I too am wondering how you and your garden are doing after the 6th typhoon!

  15. Lrong says:

    Theanne… there has been quite a bit of damage… many of my plants died and the a part of our roof got dislocated… The mountain peach juice was quite heavenly to taste…

  16. Bom says:

    That's a great cucumber harvest, Lrong. I'm glad to hear the typhoon did not get them before you did and that you are enjoying them. Hmm. You posted a week ago. I wonder if there are nay pickled cucumbers left.

  17. Lrong says:

    Bom… am enjoying the pickled cucumbers by the small bites everyday… urrmm…

  18. Autumn Belle says:

    You came back to Malaysia – Kedah? Sorry to hear what the typhoon did to your garden. But you still had a good harvest. The mountain peaches juice is really special. Can't grow them here. How do you eat the pickled cucumbers? I have eaten pickled cucumbers in sandwiches and salads. I wonder if it taste good when eaten with white rice just like the pickles they serve with Japanese food.

  19. Lrong says:

    Autumn Belle… nope, only to Sabah this time… am not sure if we can grow mountain peaches in Msia… we eat pickled cucumbers with all our meals… with pizza-toast bread in the mornings, with fried beehoon for lunch, and with fish curry in the evenings…

  20. Matron says:

    Hope you didn't lose too much in the typhoon. I like your philosophical attitude. Gardening is just a circular pastime, you can start again next year, and the next.xx

  21. Lrong says:

    Matron… lucky did not lose that much to the typhoon… yeap, for now, there is always the next season to try things out…

  22. I sort of stumbled upon your blog whilst trying to research garden plants of Japan. We recently moved back to my husband's hometown and I want to learn all I can about planting, gardening and such in the Japanese climate before next spring! I love your blog! I've already learned a thing or two…I may ask you a few questions in the future, if that's ok? We didn't get smashed by that storm like you did but we sure did get a lot of rain and the wind howled around the area like an old ghost! It's a massive storm, quite impressive..unless you are a cucumber plant.

  23. Lrong says:

    Connie… thank you for dropping by! And for your compliments too… is it a 'welcome back to Japan' for you and your husband? While I am not so sure if I can be of much help, I shall be very happy to share some notes with you on gardening…

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