2013年10月3日木曜日

This year's unusual vegetables

We grow the staples here of course- the summer eggplant, tomato, cucumber and corn.

In winter the leeks, Chinese cabbage, daikon radish and pickling greens.

But if that was all we grew it would hardly be worth the effort really, as these vegetables are like a sub-currency in the neighbourhood.  Everyone spends the growing season trying to palm off these usual suspects on each other.

So every year I try to grow something a bit fun and unusual and yummy.

This year I got into multi-packs of heritage varieties of seeds.

I have jalapeno, habanero, banana and orange chilis.

I have yellow, zebra, button and yellow button squash.

I have orange, green, purple and zebra tomatoes.

It's just so exciting watching everything out there!

The yield is lower than the usual varieties but I think that makes it even more exciting in a way as the anticipation lasts longer!


green tomato, white cucumber, yellow zucchini and stripy tomato.

2 件のコメント:

Beatriz Fujita さんのコメント...

wow! you are so lucky:)

shinshu life さんのコメント...

thank you! It's a lot of work but it's fun to do the eating!