Did You Know?
Conventional farmers use around 300 different pesticides to grow foods that are sold in supermarkets everyday.
More tomatoes in containers. These didn't turn out as well as those planted in the ground. I think the pots were too small and the water was drying out too quickly
A beautiful brandywine tomato, on the vine. These things get pretty huge!
I don't know what I'll do with these! :)
Bitter melon seedlings.
Bitter melons ready to pick. These are short and stout, unlike the long ones that you typically find in asian food marts. Each weighs 1-2 pounds.
Chinese okra. Didn't have a lot of luck with these, only 3 of them were harvested, out of 4 plants.
Fuzzy melons. Out of the three types of melon we grew this year, I think these were the easiest to grow, and they get rather large. A good type of melon to grow if you're starting out with asian melons/gourds.
A few rows of pole beans/peas and bush beans
Sugar snap peas and snow peas. Very sweet when freshly picked and eaten.
Some bush beans. I love these stir-fried with garlic, chili peppers and black bean sauce.
Garlic being cured and dried. Grew a lot more garlic this year. These were grown from bulbs harvested last year.
A bag of cured, purple-hardnecks. These are mild tasting and yummy. I roast the bulbs and eat them whole.
My herb patch: cilantro, marjoram and chives
First time growing beets. Tried the 'Detroit Red' variety and they were pretty easy to grow. Didn't really have to do much to them; just regular compost and watering. The leaves are also edible. I use them in stir-frys.
Coloured carrots; I have never seen these before. The red ones have a slightly stronger flavor, delicious when roasted. If you want carrots of a decent size, you have to thin the plants out when they are small. I didn't do a very good job :)