My garden of earthly delights. I like to grow what I like to eat.
White chokoes. Better tasting than their green cousins. Maybe not as prolific -- usually -- but this year I have them hanging down a'plenty. Much less slimy than the green and present to the mouth as a crisp veg. Ants, regrettably, love them. Hokkaido Pumpkin.AKA Red Kuri. These I prefer, not only because of their sweet tasting flesh, but they are small enough not to drown the menu in surplus. You may only get a few per vine, but I'm a snob. Carpet underlay: Scurvy weed.Spring Onions, Daikon radish...and Scurvy weed playing happy families.Could do with some cutting back -- but we have here is green mulch doing its thing. Wild Rocket is a bee magnet and rambles forth like the perennial it is. Stronger flavour than regular rocket. Pungent -- but always on hand to pick and add to whatever. Dog extra. Daikon Radishes in the main. Maybe three varieties there but I'm not sure. I eat a lot of daikon-- like daily -- and the garden is great in delivering the roots.Tops go to the chooks.There's some kale in there too, and leaf celery.
Chaya may be toxic if eaten raw, but prepared correctly -- boil for 20 minutes -- its leaves are great value for your gardening buck. I have three specimens growing. Two are cuttings. This one is growing in a milk crate. Afterall, it is a 'Tree' Spinach.
Calabacita or Tatume squash and some more Hokkaido. In the background: (at right) epazote and (at left) Okinawan Spinach. I love epazote -- just saying -- not just because of its remedial impact on leguminous farting.
Foreground is occupied by the daytime dog bed.
Bottle Gourd/Calabash: Slow this year to bulk up. My preferred veg for adding to a curry. Their flavour marries beautifully with the stewed other ingredients.
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