Saturday, May 30, 2015


A sneak peek of what will be in my garden this summer. I sowed the seeds two weekend ago. It was rainy and cloudy courtesy of El Nino. We had rainy two Fridays in a row. This week the rain stopped; San Diego blue skies returned and with it some sunshine.

All of a suddenly my seeds sprouted. 

First the Poona Kheera cucumber aka Loh Wong Kuah and the Armenian cucumber. Four angle beans seem to be lagging behind....
Poona Kheera at back, Armenian cucumber in middle
and four angle bean in front

The day after I seeded the flat of tomatoes, it rained. Sigh! I left the cover off the flat. I am hoping that the rain did not wash the seeds away. So far very few of the tomatoes have sprouted. Then again, I am using 4-5 year old seeds but I am a firm believer of the resilience of nature. The few tomato seedlings that have come up is testament to that. I will give it another week or two before I go out and buy new seeds.

I used the plastic containers that pre-washed salad come, to sow Arugula, Swiss Chard and Watercress. The Arugula and Swiss Chard sprouted within the week. The Watercress is just starting to come up.

Yesterday, I planted a of varieties of eggplant. I am looking forward to enjoying the differences between the varieties. I have only sampled the Rosa Bianca in a dish; it was very smooth, sweet and delicate.
Along with the eggplant, I also planted two variety of Roselle - the Thai Red and the Jamaican. Them make delicious drinks. They will be part of my edible flower garden.

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