Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Kangkung Harvest

These kangkung was harvested a few weeks ago. I grew these Kangkung from seeds and they are really fast growing veggie. Harvested them in less than 60 days from date of sowing. Really easy to grow, as long as the soil is always damp, they will be happy.

Quite a fair amount from one pot of container! And I thought that growing them in one container would not be enough! 

                                       Makes a plateful of stir-fry for our dinner. Tender and tasty! Yum!

Happy Gardening !

Monday, March 2, 2015

Chinese Spinach (Amaranth)

I love Chinese Spinach (yin choy), especially the round leaf variety. The young tender leaves and stems when stir-fry, tastes really good. These veggies are easy to grow and can be harvested in just 45 days from date of sowing. 

I did not harvest this earlier and they are getting mature with signs of flowers. 

First harvest :
Since these are a little too old to stir-fry, I used them to make some noodles. Blend the leaves and stems with a small amount of water, strain and use the juice for noodle making.

Second harvest : 
The leaves and stems are young, tender and sweet. 

Since the amount is not enough to stir-fry, they went into a quick lunch of instant noodles! 

Happy Gardening !

Monday, January 26, 2015

Another Kai Lan Harvest

Another round of harvest from my Kai Lan veggies.

Leaves are huge, but they are young and tender. You will know by touching the leaves. They are firm and soft to the touch. Time to harvest!

Harvested most of the leaves, leaving the Kai Lan plants still in the containers, hopefully they will grow more leaves very soon.

Stir-fried Kai Lan for dinner.

Happy Gardening !