In an earlier post I mentioned growing peas in windowbox for pea shoots. All the peas germinated and were growing well.
My mistake was waiting too long to harvest the shoots.
At this stage, only the tips were tender
After harvesting the tips, I cut down each plant to about 1/3 its height and hope they will send out tender side shoots (tips).
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The ‘A’ choy I planted in windowbox also grew well.
My friend’s garden friend gave me more ‘A’ choy seedlings which I planted in the garden. They are growing very well and I should have good harvest.
I had planned to harvest the outer leaves of each plant in the windowbox, thus allowing the plants to continue to produce, but since I now have many more plants in the garden, decided to indulge and cut in the entire plant.
Stir-fried the outer leaves in a bit of garlic infused oil just until wilted. Was crunchy and tasty with a hint of sweetness, similar to stir-fry Romaine lettuce. Next time I am going to add fresh ginger and fermented black beans, that should be flavorful.
Used the tender inner leaves in the salad below.
Liked both the stir-fry and the salad, definitely planting again next year.
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Harvested more heirloom slicing tomatoes
The yellow tomato and the larger red one each weighed 1¼+ pounds
I think the yellow tomato is Marvel Stripe and the red one is Black Krim. Well that’s what I had purchased from the nursery.
Cross section of the above tomatoes
Both tomatoes were very meaty and flavorful (real tomato flavor and aroma). Keepers.
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For each serving, arrange on a plate
• ‘A’ Choy, cut into about 2-inch lengths
• 2 thick slices of tomatoes
• Pea shoots
• Cooked young black or green soy beans
• 2 figs, halved
• 1 hard boiled egg, quartered
• Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite salad dressing).
Had planned to top with crumbled blue cheese, but came home from my shopping trip without it, yes, blue cheese was on my shopping list.
NOTE: All the ingredients, except the eggs, came from my garden.
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Last Monday’s post I was bragging about winning the critters’ battle with my figs. Well, did not take long for the critters to learn that the figs are ripening, they also recognize the ones that are the biggest, juiciest and sweetest.
The critters love figs as much as I do
Will have to pick them earlier if I want wholesome fruits
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A very handsome hydrangea. Unfortunately I have to fence it in as the deer love the plant also.
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