Monday, August 20, 2012

growing my own food

Since I often crave food that I am used to eating when I was growing up, I have decided to do something about it. The solution? Planting the vegetables that often features on the dishes that I want to eat instead of running to the Asian store all the time hoping that I will find what I want when I get there. I have been busy this year making plant beds and growing plants from seeds. And I have been blessed too since my garden has bear so much vegetables that I do not even know what to do with them. You can find Chinese eggplants, okra, long beans, cabbage, napa cabbage, bok choy, old fashioned pumpkin, tomatoes (plenty of them), lemon grass, sweet potato, and even moringa in my garden. I have been having a ball since the plants started bearing fruits, cooking dishes that my mom and grandma used to cook when I was a kid. The husband who has been watching me devour all kinds of vegetables asks me to fix him some Filipino dish (mostly fried) which he heartily eats. We have been eating healthy because of the garden. I am hoping to be able to do this again next year but maybe on a smaller scale since I did waste a lot of produce this year. I have included a picture of my moringa plant below. It is just a few months old and the only plant out of five that has grown this big. I honestly do not know what to do with this baby when it starts getting cold because right now it is taller than I am. It will be hard to transfer the plant in a pot then move it inside the house. But I still have probably a couple of months before it starts to frost so I will worry some more when it gets near.

I have harvested a few leaves out of this plant and it is still growing. The husband is amazed. I think he believes me now that the tiny, fragile plant is really going to grow into a tree. Ah, it feels good to step outside the house and see all kinds of goodies growing. Thank You for the good weather and the bountiful harvest.

11 comments:

Jerla Oh lalala said...

oi dai dako na imong malunggay :D paspasi b4 mg winter hehehehe.

Mel Cole said...

pwede na ma-harvest ubang stalk mommy Janice :) greena and healthy kaayo imong malunggay :D

Lulu said...

wow inggit ako! i want some malunggay and lemon grass too!

Dhemz said...

ayay! mau pa imo mami kay taas na...ako mao pay pag tubo...murag maintol ang resulta aning ako...lol!

usa lang ka bugkos ako pakapin tanglad ug bawing...wahehehe!

Mharms said...

Hi Rayz, gai ko Moringa beh? Hehehe! Oh missed this vegetable. Very nutritious and delicious.

Marms

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Cacai M. said...

Wow.. bonggacious kaayo ka mommy Janice. My gid.. ibog mode kaau ko.. grrrr.. heheh.. but as I said, I am so happy for you dai Janice and I hope dli na^ sya mamatay sa snow time but yeah, you're right, embrace the present time, ayha nlng na^ huna-hunaon pag hapit na jud ang winter. Fall pa mn pod sunod. hehe! Haay kalami gayod dai Janice... I can smell kamunggay og ang imong mga niluto with it labi kay naa lemon grass, sus kalami ba lamang gajud! Og naa pa jud uban gulay nga bountiful. nam nam jud oi..

""rare*jonRez"" said...

ibog kaayo ko mami! amoa diri putot man kaayo oi. dagku kaayo palwa murag di kadaug ang punoan. :((

wifetoalineman02 said...

yay! kalami jud diha Momi ky unay man imong harvest, free pa, organic pa jud :-) igna ko Momi ha f need ka ug magharvest ky apil ko hehehe Returning from BPC

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emz said...

wow kalami sa kalamunggay! naa pa dyud lemon grass. hay kalami mag sabaw oi tapos butangan ug tanglad,

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Pinx said...

wow! congrats on your greens mommy! ka-nice, at least you feel like you're home! i hope the malunggay will survive the cold season ahead. 233 BPC visit here. http://www.mommyoftwo.info/2012/08/19/graffiti-on-the-wall/

melandria said...

ooh, it's a good thing that you can be able to plant your own trees and used them on your dishes. thanks for the visit and hope you can join green monday.