Greens, beans, roots, etc…

Am very happy with the goings-on at the potager… 
We have a lot of spinach this season… 

and they are flourishing… we harvest and eat them whole, roots included…

Planted this sole celery in April…

Didn’t get to eat much of it…
with the cold coming in, it is growing really well…

Tried to germinate fava beans from seeds…
From eight seeds, six germinated successfully…


Our lettuce self-seeded…
We have about a dozen of them, thriving…
They are a constant part of our breakfast fare…

Bought three broccoli seedlings from the store…
All are doing well…

Sowed two types of radish seeds last September…
The round and long type…
They taste really good either fresh or cooked…

We love our carrots a lot…
Sowed the seeds in two plots…
Harvested the first carrot this morning for breakfast…
Wooh, heavenly…

Strawberries… just about everybody’s favorite…
Seedlings were all sourced from the mother plants…
Looking forward to the fruits next spring…

Am growing this green just for my suweeto haato
The ta-sai is one of her favorite leafy greens… have been harvesting them for a while now… we mostly stir-fried them with black beans…

Bought two seedlings of parsley…
Had them planted as companions to the strawberry patch… we harvest them a little at time to use as garnish for our breakfast pizza-toasts…

And finally, while still far away from harvesting, red onions, another ‘must-have’ order from my missus…
Sowed the seeds last October and they are still rather tiny…
Need to let the seedlings grow up to the size of chopsticks before I can transplant them for good…

Note: While this post is not really totally about harvesting, I am taking the liberty to link this post to Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne… hope she doesn’t mind…

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30 Responses to Greens, beans, roots, etc…

  1. Jeannie says:

    I can't wait to see your strawberries!

  2. Andrea says:

    wow you have a healthy garden, and i bet they will make you healthy too!

  3. You truly exemplify 'the joy of gardening'! I have missed a few of your posts, and now I see even more goodies from your vege garden. You're amazing at getting your plants to grow!Rosie

  4. Lrong says:

    Jeannie… me too!Andrea… thank god for that…Rosie… am very that I am quite 'on track' with my dreams of maintaining a veggie garden…

  5. You have so many edibles growing in your garden. I agree with your wife, red onion is a must have.

  6. The vegetables in your Potager are looking….well edible 🙂 Such a nice variety, I believe you have more than a "green thumb" Lrong!

  7. Lrong says:

    Malay-Kadazan girl… she is happy to hear your comment on the onions…Theanne… thank you… there are still a couple more in the potager that I have yet to photograph…

  8. lina says:

    You sure have a lot to look forward to! 🙂

  9. rainfield61 says:

    If the list goes on and there are some leftover, I would like to share them with you.Though I cannot cook, my wife can.I eat very well.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy home grown veggie is a wonderful experience .

  11. Stephanie says:

    Hello Lrong, love all these green, green vege and strawberry! They look really healthy. Happy harvesting and cooking these wonderful nutrient rich greens.

  12. Lrong says:

    lina… am doing so very happily… rainfield61… hahahaaa… what's life without sharing the goodies with friends? :)Sonia…indeed it is…Stephanie… am chewing on the greens everyday… :->

  13. Mac says:

    Welcome to Harvest Monday.Spinach and carrots are so sweet this time of year. Hope to see more of your garden later.

  14. Mary Hysong says:

    What a nice variety of edibles! Especially going into Dec. Though you are the first person I've 'met' that eats veggies for breakfast 😉

  15. Norma Chang says:

    You have such a variety of vegetbles and all looking healthy and happy. When you say you stir fry your ta-sai with black beans, what kind of black beans?

  16. Autumn Belle says:

    Very productive garden indeed! The best taste in the world is dishes cooked from home grown veges.

  17. kitsapFG says:

    Very healthy plants and the fresh fare it is providing you must be delicious.

  18. Lrong says:

    Mac… thank you for the welcome… right on about the sweetness of spinach and carrots… they taste much better compared to the spring harvests…Mary Hysong… growing winter veggies has is fair share of fun… the plants don't suffer from the heat as do summer crops… my missus and I like to chew on greens in the mornings…Norma Chang… thank my lucky stars for being able to grow these veggies… my missus stir fry the ta-sai with preserved, salty, black soy beans… Autumn Belle… for the moment, I am happily gnawing on fresh carrots every day… crunchy, sweet, and ooh so tasty…kitsapFG… we harvest as we are just about to cook the veggies, so they are really super fresh….

  19. Very interested in your ta-sai! Does it taste like chard or spinach?Also…I've given you the Liebster Award! Thanks for sharing such wonderful stories of your gardening exploits 🙂

  20. Mr. H. says:

    Beautiful pictures, everything is so very green and full of life. My grandson wants to know what type of fish you are holding in that picture of yours? I might have asked you this before but can't remember what you said it was.

  21. Lrong says:

    Tanya… hmmm, it belongs to the mustard family as opposed to the goose-foot family chard and spinach… ta-sai does not have the oxalic acid like the spinach and chard, hence it is less sappy and more agreeable in taste for us… thanks again for the Liebster Award… Mr. H… that fish is called sea bream… I caught it from the Japan Inland Sea some years ago on a fishing trip with my wife… it was actually quite tiny but it tasted good…

  22. Your garden looks like paradise, what a wonderful array of edibles! It's great to find out how some of the things we're growing are prepared in their native country.

  23. Sounds like you have a lot of yummy stuff in the garden! Lynn

  24. Lrong says:

    diaryofatomato.com… thank you for visiting… likewise, I enjoy reading about what grows in faraway lands… My Urban Gardens… am very happy that I am able to grow quite a range of edibles… thank you for dropping by…

  25. Matron says:

    That is a great harvest! It is dark and cold here for the next few months so I will enjoy reading your blog!

  26. °º♫°º✿º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.✿⊱╮ Passei para ver seu jardim.Bom domingo!Beijinhos.Brasil. ✿⊱╮

  27. Liz says:

    These look great. What do you eat for breakfast that includes lettuce & carrots?

  28. Lrong says:

    Matron… Japan would be quite dark and cold too, I'd think… but still, I believe our greens can survive and even thrive in that weather… Magia… thank you for your kind comments…Liz… we have bread, boiled egg, pickles, etc with our breakfast… you may wish to look a photo here… http://lronglim.blogspot.com/2011/04/quaint-little-shack-amongst-woods.html

  29. ♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!♥…………(¯`O´¯)…………*./ | \ .*…………..*♫*.………, • '*♥* ' • ,……. '*• ♫♫♫•*'….. ' *, • '♫ ' • ,* '….' * • ♫*♥*♫• * '… * , • Feliz' • , * '…* ' •♫♫*♥*♫♫ • ' * '' ' • . Navidad . • ' ' '' ' • ♫♫♫*♥*♫♫♫• * ' '…………..x♥x…………….♥ Que o Natal não seja apenas uma data, mas um estado de espírito a nos orientar a vida.FELIZ NATAL!!!Beijinhos.Brasil

  30. Lrong says:

    Magia da Inês…Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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