Potatoes and sweet potatoes harvest, ‘tasai’, and wild boars…

It snowed today… and for the first time this season, there was some accumulation…
Harvested our potatoes this afternoon…
They were killed by the frost… first time to experience this with potatoes…
Am very happy with the produce that tipped at 5 kilograms… 
These, from seeds weighing 1 kilogram… 
And for dinner, my suweeto haato made chicken curry with the potatoes..
Hmmm, super tasty…
Among the greens we have now, the ‘ta-sai’ is probably one of the most resistant to the cold weather…
And it tastes very good too…
Our sweet potatoes did not do that well this season…
Harvest was rather measly…. 
A notable development this season, however, is that, wild boars have finally ‘discovered’ our potager… 
Three days ago, they came for the third time… stepping all over our garden…
It is not a pretty scene… yet, there is nothing much for them to eat in our field…
One of their favorites is the sweet potatoes…
Luckily, there is space within a fenced area nearer to our house…
Anyway, made a blockade (with recycled wood) on their approach route…
Hope this blockade is sufficient to make them give up coming…
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29 Responses to Potatoes and sweet potatoes harvest, ‘tasai’, and wild boars…

  1. Autumn Belle says:

    If I live near your place, I shall knock on your door and get a good, tasty meal of Japanese curry. Looks so delicious and also certified delicious by Suweeto-haato's hubby!

  2. cocomino says:

    That's good that there are vegetables which are strong against cold I like ta sai

  3. Liz says:

    I hope your barricade works – the boars must be very annoying! That curry does look delicious. How is it made?

  4. Lrong Lim says:

    AB… it is actually Malaysian curry… made from Baba's curry powder bought from Brickfields…

  5. Lrong Lim says:

    Next season, I shall try to grow hakusai, which I believe is very cold-resistant…

  6. Lrong Lim says:

    You are right about the boars being annoying… farmers in my neighborhood have their arms all up in the air… We make the curry from curry powder that we brought from Malaysia.

  7. Malar says:

    fresh potatoes from garden in chicken curry! yummy!Hope the wild boars will give up! It's a bit scary….

  8. Cat says:

    Oh, my! Hate hearing that the boars have intruded into your paradise. That curry looks delish!

  9. Lrong Lim says:

    Indeed, yummy it was…

  10. Lrong Lim says:

    Am monitoring the situation daily now… 🙂

  11. Robbie Palm says:

    I have not been reading blogs this past month, so I stopped by to check your posts out. You always make me hungry with your pictures:-) Beautiful food!!! Wild boars..that is something I don't have living in the city. I hope they are not too big! I watched a documentary on wild pigs in USA where they are invading the countryside.They have become quite large and destructive to farmers. I just have little animals that can be annoying.Our city let loose Falcons to take care of the over population on pigeons.I found a Falcon in my backyard one day sitting on an arbor..pretty bird..Happy Gardening…robbie:-)

  12. Stiletto says:

    With home-grown produce, spices from Malaysia and Suweeto-haato's culinary skills, its not surprising that homesickness is not a big issue with you. In Malaysia, sometimes wild boars will be simmered in curries ;D

  13. Lrong Lim says:

    Hi Robbie… so nice to hear from you… you are lucky with regards to boars… although I'd imagine the little animals would be equally annoying… Happy gardening to you too!

  14. Lrong Lim says:

    You are quite right on my not being 'home-sick' in this sense… I have been living outside of Msia since 1980, so this is rather 'normal' to me… Yes, I have had the privilege to enjoy wild boar curry on my last trip back to Msia… lovely taste…

  15. Norma Chang says:

    Hope your blockade deters the wild boars, they can do serious damage. That's a beautiful pile of homegrown potatoes you have there, so uniform in size.

  16. Lrong Lim says:

    As with the wild boars, so far so good…

  17. rainfield61 says:

    It is so wonderful to have harvest in winter.

  18. Lrong Lim says:

    Right on, my friend… but this harvest is just about all for the rest of the winter season…

  19. Jeannie Tay says:

    Wow, your suweeto haato sure knows how to cook curry, it looks delicious! How nice to be able to just harvest your vegetables right from your back yard! I'd like that:D

  20. Lrong Lim says:

    Hi Jeannie… thank you for coming by… yeap, thank god that I really enjoy my suweeto haaato's cooking… and we are lucky to be able to harvest from our front yard…

  21. Stephanie says:

    Curry with potatoes? Wow yummy! Btw the curry looks really red and good. That ta sai vege, sometimes I do see similar ones here in the market. Tasted a bit like choy sum. And here is wishing you and your family a very happy CNY!

  22. Lrong Lim says:

    Yes, curry with potatoes is really yummeeee… the ta-sai does taste quite similar to choy sum…

  23. Malar says:

    Happy Chinese New Year! Hope you have fun with the loved ones!

  24. Lrong Lim says:

    Thank you Malar… 🙂

  25. Wild boars, now that's a gardening challenge!

  26. Stephanie says:

    really? Then I think I really did tasted ta sai veggie 😀

  27. Lrong Lim says:

    We put up a fence, and looks like the boars are not coming… for now…

  28. mac says:

    The JP potato looks nice, I’ve not seen any white skin potato here in the states, if I come across it someday (fat chance) I’ll definitely try it. Beautiful curry dish, it makes me hungry.

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