Harvest Monday, September 19, 2011

I have been following Daphne’s Dandelions for a while. This is my first Harvest Monday posting.

I am new at blogging and discovered there is an awful, awful lot to learn. After you visit my blog, please feel free to offer suggestions.

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My first Asian pear of the season. Weight: 8 ounces. Pears did not do well this year, very poor yield. Next year will be a better year.

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The tomatoes that were not touched by wild life. Total weight 2 1/2 pounds. Had a number of bigger ones, but each had a bite taken out of it.

Baker’s dozen!

Bitter melon. Total weight: 9 1/4 pounds. Recipes in future posts. Plants had slow start but once temperature got into the 90’s and above, they took off. I now have extras to freeze and share. Hoping for late frost.

Angled luffa(loofah), top. My one and only so far. No frost predicted so I may get another. Weight: 8 ounces. Recipes in future posts. Planted in the wrong location, my neighbours’ trees got too big and blocked out the sun. Will definitely give it a better location next year.

Fuzzy melon (mao gwa), bottom. Weight: 1 pound. Recipes in future posts. Only one plant out of 4 survived but I still got a few fuzzy melons. This is number five.

Visit Daphne’s Dandelions http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/ for more Harvest Mondays.

About Norma Chang

I am the author/publisher of 2 user-friendly Chinese cookbooks: "My Students' Favorite Chinese Recipes (updated edition)" and "Wokking Your Way to Low Fat Cooking" A gardener who enjoys cooking and eating and loves to think outside the box A garden volunteer at Locust Grove Heritage Vegetable Garden Conduct hands-on cooking workshops for teenagers Conduct cultural programs for children and family Conduct healthy cooking classes for adults
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15 Responses to Harvest Monday, September 19, 2011

  1. Liz says:

    I’m looking forward to your future posts with recipes as I’ve never cooked with bitter melon, loofah or fuzzy melon. They all look great.

  2. kitsapfg says:

    The one pear looks delicious! Hopefully, next year you will get a few more to enjoy.

    The bitter melon is a plant I have never grown and probably not likely to because our summers are generally quite mild and cool which is not a great melon growing environment. I am interested to learn more about this plant though and hope you will post a bit about it and how to use it.

  3. Wilderness says:

    I am sure I will enjoy reading your blog and especially your recipes. I love wok cooking and am always looking for new recipes.

  4. Madame C says:

    Interesting and, for me, unusual crops. Me too, I am looking forward to read your recipes:)
    Take care,
    Charlotta (in Sweden)

  5. Barbie says:

    Welcome to Harvest Mondays! I love to see the different things that people are harvesting. Your bittermelons look very healthy.

    • Norma Chang says:

      Thanks Barbie! I was surprised to see so many bittermelons on the vine. I actually harvested 18 that day, but liked the caption “Baker’s dozen” so I photographed only 13.

  6. Kim says:

    What do you think takes a bite and leaves the rest of the tomato?
    Nasty little creatures………just take one, eat it all and leave the rest untouched!

  7. Veggie PAK says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I’ve been doing it for about a year and a half, but I still have a lot to learn about it. One thing that I have learned is that it’s fun to communicate with fellow bloggers about growing our own food. We can always learn from each other.

    You have some really nice harvests! Those critters seem to eat well when we grow our own food. I wonder how they survived before we began gardening.

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