Had a teeny weeny harvest last week but forgot to take photos. The harvest was the scallion and the Chinese parsley used in the Coral Shrimp I posted on 2/8.
The scallions are from my windowsill garden and the Chinese parsley from my backdoor garden.
Few weeks ago, I needed more scallion for a recipe than my window sill pots could supply so bought a bunch at the food market, only to discover I had bought a bunch the week before.
Knowing the extras would rot if I leave them in the fridge, decided to plant them. They were planted a bit too close together in the pot but still they grew beautifully, much better than the stubs I planted the month before, and since I would be pulling whole plants as needed they will be OK.
Pulled up 2 plants for my shrimp dish, the remainder in the pot are growing happily on the windowsill (above left photo).
From now on, if not using right away, I will plant my scallions into pots as soon as I bring them home from the market. If the dish calls for whole plant, I will pull up what is needed, if only green part is needed, I will snip off the outer leaves and the remaining plant will continue to grow and produce. No more spoilt scallion to deal with.
Spent a good part of last week stressed out over winter storm Nemo, cancelled all my jobs; my friends decided to postpone our Chinese New Year get together (wise call).
Fortunately my area was not hit as badly as some other areas, only about 12 inches of snow, did not lose power nor sustained and damage.
Still I needed something to cheer me up so decided to post some photos taken last summer.
I posted photos of my tree peonies on 6/1/12, and was going to follow up with a post of my herbaceous peonies but somehow never got around to it. Better late than never, here are some of them (you may need to click on photos to enlarge).
Hope you enjoyed my modest collection.
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