It’s been so hot recently, so when I woke up to the rain this morning I felt really happy for my vegetables. The last few weeks have been so hot and humid here and it’s not really the right temperature to grow anything. Luckily I have harvested most of my baby vegetables before I went to Italy. Here are some pictures.
They were just so fresh and delicious. My favorites were the lettuce but my husband loved the radish as they reminded him of little red radish he used to have when he was a child.
Here are pictures of Korean Zucchinis I planted before I left to Italy.
When I returned from my trip, the two zucchinis have grown so much. Some of the leaves were bigger than my hand.
It must be the heat and humidity. There are lots of flower buds but none of them are opening up! I might have to put them in an air-con room. 😉
While I was in Italy, I bought lots of tomato and zucchini seeds so this is my first attempt to grow the Italian zucchinis. These are for zucchini flowers more than the vegetables themselves. Have you tried fried zucchini flowers with stuffing? They are really hard to find in Singapore so I am going to be growing them myself. Wish me luck!
I am using plastic containers that I recycle from the groceries. They are great for my seedlings. Once the third or fourth leaves are growing, I will transplant them to a bigger pot.
The next new members of the garden are different tomato seeds I bought from Tuscany. They are growing really well.
Florentine ribbed tomato seedlings – they are supposed to be big and ribbed around tomatoes. I have never tasted them before so I am really looking forward to it.
Italian Roma tomato seedlings– we bought some Roma tomatoes from a fruit shop when we were in Sienna and they were just heaven. I am hoping I can have some of those for myself. Very juicy and sweet!
At our friends wedding in Italy, they handed out sweet basil seeds and I am hoping to grow them and give a few plants back to our friends as a present. Basil seem to be the only plants that really don’t mind Singapore’s heat and humidiy. I have basil bushes all over my balcony garden. I used empty milk carton for the seedlings. Just wash the bottle and cut in half and there is your pot!
Lastly, I adopted a Korean chilli seedling when I visited a Korean farm in March and finally I have a chilli growing.This Korean chilli is known to be deadly so this one will be incredibly spicy.
I forgot to pick the chilli last week. Look how big it has grown over 5 days. The chilli was so heavy that it was leaning like the leaning tower of Pisa we saw in Italy. I am going to use this chilli in Den jang jji ge (Korean miso soup -된장찌게) tonight.
I just received two photos from my mother-in-law in Australia showing off their veggie garden. As you can see, it looks luscious! My in-laws are waiting for the delivery of about 60 fruit trees, camellias and gardenias as well as 40 + roses. I can’t wait to visit their farm soon. 🙂 Happy gardening!