Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garden Update - August Rule

August is by far the most rewarding in the vegetable garden. Most vegetables are starting to fruit and the tomatoes are ripening and everyday there is a few to be picked. I am seeing bitter gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd and brinjals besides the occasional butternut or delicata squash.

Cooked delicata squash like its other name sweet potato squash, tasted very similar to sweet potato. Cooks very fast, very delicate and tasty.

Split delicata squash -

The August rules is not to buy vegetables other than onions, carrots and potatoes. We have been surviving on vegetables and greens from the garden.

Beans - long beans, string beans and broad beans

I have never tried growing squash. Zucchini is the only one I have tried and they were a disappointment this year. Squash has done pretty good considering the seeds are from god knows how many years ago. The ridge gourd which gave fruits like crazy a couple of years ago have lost their potency and are only flowering and fruiting very sparsely. The age of the seeds does matter.

Green Chili Time

The chillies are just starting to make their presence felt. The very tender green chilies are not spicy as the fully mature ones.

Produce from the Garden


August 16 - 25, 2010

10-20 everyday
Aug 15, 2010
Snake Gourds

Snake Gourd with split val beans
Aug 17, 2010
Ridge Gourd

Ridge Gourd with tomatoes chutney
Aug 18, 2010
Black Nightshade greens

8 packed cups
Stir fried greens with coconut
Aug 20, 2010
Swiss Chard and Mustard Greens

3 Cups
Greens with toor dal
Aug 21, 2010
Black Night Shade, Bitter Gourds

1 cup, 5
Chutney, Puzhikuzhambu
Aug 22, 2010

Brinjals with black channa


  1. Wow, that is wonderful and what a great produce. Lovely.

  2. That's a lovely crop! Those chilies look gorgeous! Very nice indeed!

  3. Really a grt achievement and production....

  4. thats a great produce! reminds me of my garden back in Chicago:(

  5. Those chilies are so very cute, yeah there I said "cute". Love them.
    Seriously get a farm, I am ready to partner and obey orders ;-)

  6. Aahaa!! Enjoy the produce! :) I'm so inspired by your garden posts that I can't wait to start planning for my garden for next year.

  7. Informative and enjoyable read


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