Skip to main content

Green Vegetables From The Front And Back

SHORT FINGERS....     And I planted some Ladies' Fingers aka Okra using some seeds given by my neighbour.  He told me that it would take some time to see the "harvest" and he was right.  I planted six seeds in my two posts more than a month ago... and I could only see the harvest this week.  I think it was around two months?  Did it really take that long or I do not have the "green fingers" so they speak... I think I have short fingers cos this type of okra came out stubby and short but very crunchy!

I love ladies' fingers... I used to buy them from the market, either I just steam them or just stir fry them with dried prawns and chili... That is why I tried planting them for my own consumption and it works!  For the first time in 6 decades, I planted something edible!   LOL... 

Taken some time a month ago or so... 
Budding out from the seeds.... 
I didn't know I have to put in fertilizer every two weeks.... 
No wonder they were so slow!
I only got to know this after I complained to my agro-friend...
Then she gave me a packet of colourful drops... 
Ta-da... after much fattening.... it finally blooms and bear fruits... 
These are short and stubby kind of okra...
It is time for harvest.... so my friend said..
Otherwise it would be inedible... 
Just two inches high!
And these are plucked from the back garden...
they belong to my neighbour...
He couldn't finish in time... 
So every now and then I did the harvesting... LOL... 
For my lunch and dinner.... fried rice with minced meat...  
I used basil, french beans, long beans, pandan leaves for steaming the rice...
All from the back garden... 
plus my three stubby okra from the front!
LOL... 

Comments

  1. Lucky you! I'm not into planting vegetables now, can just go and buy at the shop near my house. Too stressful! I just plant things I can use for my cooking - serai, kunyit, spring onions, pandan, Thai basil and so on.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your ladies fingers are so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations to you! See, you can grow vegetables. Nice decoration for your fried rice.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats! You can now get to eat your own home grown veges!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats. So cute looking lah your ladies fingers.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you, readers!

Popular posts from this blog

Our Orders From Afghanistan, Spanish And Australia

My Final post on the Food Festival in the Victoria Market on Wednesday night.... The atmosphere at the market was "enhanced" by the cheerful songs and music by a group band... It was indeed a merry evening filled with music-licous folk songs in the air... . Ok, how to find four seats in this crowd.... hmmmm....... Somehow we managed to... and these were what my boys brought back to our table.... Mexican rice with oysters... or is it Spanish rice?   Both are the same, I guess... LOL.... Afghanistan Food.... chunks of chicken meat with naan.... Brazilian food.... don't ask me what it is.... I just ate what was on the table....  But I am amazed by this giant burger....  ..... and what burger is this? They told me it is Crocodile Tail Burger! Meat from the crocodile tail?  Is it just a name or what... I really don't know... Took a few bites of it... and I am full!! Well, these were the food we

My Failed Project In Baking Mini Egg Cakes

FAILED THIS TIME..... I don't know why, I follow exactly the ingredients and the method written in her website but it was not successful.  Something went wrong somewhere but I don't think I want to try it again.  This recipe is called Mini Egg Cake which is supposed to be soft, airy, light sponge cake but the way I made them, they turned out hard and crusty cake.   If I try again one day, I will half the portion... cos I like to eat these traditional egg cakes.... The Ingredients...  No point putting the recipe here since I failed..  LOL...  The portions of this recipe....  It looked very promising when I put them into the oven.... Even when they were in the baking process... they look good, aren't they? LOL...  I was so happy just by looking at the mini egg cakes in the tray....  And after they were let out... my heart sank....  The minute I took them out from the tray, I knew... Hard at the top...  Tak Jadi = Failed.... Now come to t

Home Cooked Dishes

NOT MUCH HAPPENING... and lazy too.... My neighbour gave me half pumpkin and I have been keeping it for a couple of days before I finally decide what to do with it.  I cook it into small chunks and sauteed it with minced meat, okra and basil leaves.  Yes, it would be great to put in some small cilipadi but unfortunately, I did not find any in my fridge.  Steamed a bowl of rice and that was meal for dinner.... One dish meal....  Pumpkin reminds me of sweet potatoes...sweet after cooking... Another dinner meal consist of Sambal Fish, black pepper met and a hard boiled egg  I only boiled the egg, the other two dishes were "sponsored" by my neighbour... LOL...