The above is a patch of giant red mustard, all volunteers.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this patch of giant red mustard growing in a corner of my garden. Was going to transplant some to a more favorable location, but it has been so dry I didn’t think the transplants would survive. It finally rained Saturday night and the above is what I saw yesterday. Decided to leave the patch as is (even though it is overcrowded) and harvest the larger plants, as needed, thus giving the smaller plants room to grow. This way I can extend my harvest.
Harvested the larger mustard plants, total weight ½ pound.
Toss briefly, to wilt, in ginger and garlic infused hot oil, tender and delicious. Garden to wok within the hour, cannot get any fresher.
Also harvested 6 ounces of Chinese chives (garlic chives).
Made a stir-fry with the oven dehrydrated pressed tofu (from the freezer).
Bumped up the Chinese eggplant. Ping Tung is the variety I am growing.
Angled Luffa (loofah) coming along nicely.
Will wait until the end of May before planting both the eggplant and angled luffa in the garden. Night time temp for this week may drop to the low 30’s, hopefully next week the night time temp will remain above 50 so I can get many of my seedlings in the grounds.
Copyright © by Norma Chang
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