This and That

August 28, 2010

Harvest 2010

A sample of 2010 harvest. We grew okra, brinjal(white, purple and deep purple), chilly, capsicum, keerai(Greens), avarai(flat bean), tomato(roma, cherry, pear, beefstake, earlygirl), basil, green onion, mint, green beans, cucumber, methi(fenugreek), peanut this year. Due to the non-existent summer, harvest was late. But late-a vandhalum latest-a vandhu irukku.
Here is a sample!



  1. OMG, the eggplants look so cute. Feel like putting them in a showcase.

    Yes they do! They tasted delish!! 🙂 Will share some when I have a bigger harvest!

    Comment by utbtkids — August 29, 2010 @ 1:10 am

  2. Wow! you have a kitchen garden?!

    Kitchen Garden.. Hmm.. More like a backyard veggie garden. 🙂 No lawn in the backyards, the entire space is my veggie garden much to my husband’s annoyance. But then, I don’t see him complaining while eating these tasty treats!

    Comment by Praveen — August 29, 2010 @ 1:17 am

  3. Wow! Someday, if we ever get to meet, will you bless me by touching my head with your hands please? I need to grow as well. So does my brain 😐

    I like that white kathrikai you have there!

    Looks like this blessing works only with veggies. Because I need to grow as well 😦

    Comment by revsjoiedevivre — August 30, 2010 @ 12:06 am

  4. How did you manage to grow Okra? I have tried it couple of times here and failed miserably every time… Amazing harvest.

    Thanks A-kay! Okra needs really hot sun for 8 hours a day. It took a long time for it to start flowering. Say around 3 months. Coulple of my okra plants are in shade and they are just 2 inches tall as opposed to the one in sun which are about 2 feet tall.

    Comment by A-kay — August 31, 2010 @ 5:23 am

  5. Engayo poitinga! Martha Stewart league-la irukkengale ma (in Shivaji style). When is your program getting aired btw?:) Vaazhga ungal pachchai kattai viral (hmm…not English…thamizh viral)!

    Comment by Usha — August 31, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  6. I hate the okra available at grocery stores here. If they are not muthal…they are fleshy with huge seeds and zero taste….

    …one day I will grow okra and make a super-roast and eat it with my thayir saadham….

    ..& no smiley art this time huh?

    The okra available here in stores are not muthal, but fleshy. Only one store carries the long ladysfingers from time to time. The one I am growing are those stubby ones, but they taste awesome. I have some indian seeds too. Planning to try them probably next year.
    Me, you have one awesome memory. You remember everything. Nope, this year no smiley since the harvest was so late.

    Comment by Me — September 1, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

  7. Wow, those pretty brinjals look like eggs with green caps… Nice harvest.


    Comment by Vee — September 2, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  8. kalakkarele.. you need to post some nice recipes too. Am feeling bad that I couldn’t come over to meet you folks.. too much happening here too.

    You should! If you come in summer, can taste all these veggies. See, added bonus.

    Comment by Reva — September 3, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

  9. The veggies look fresh and plumpy. I grew capsicum last year (in pots) and they never reached a decent size. If I let them stay longer, they started turning red.
    Veggies super, koodai atha vida super!

    Thx! Capsicum are a little tricky. First year it was like that for me. The past couple of years they have been good. Capsicum needs full sun and decent amount of water.

    Comment by The Print Lover — September 5, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

  10. Great harvest !!
    How does it work in your house …. depending on your mood, you decide which veggie you want to harvest and cook fresh veggies from your garden ????
    WOW Sounds lovely …. especially since we have only a patio garden!

    Thanks CA! My parents are here. So mom makes the decision and I order her around! 🙂

    Comment by CA (Cantaloupe's amma) — September 7, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  11. Awesome harvest! Please check out my garden blog. I brought some seeds from India and can’t wait to sow them.

    You have an wonderful garden! Your flowers are gorgeous!

    Comment by mahes — September 8, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

  12. Planning any fall gardening?

    I am a summer gardening person. Don’t have the confidence to try fall and winter gardening. Any way, my summer garden typically lasts until Nov/Dec

    Comment by A-kay — September 10, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

  13. Wow! They look amazing….I can never get them to grow like this

    The tomatoes are the easiest.

    Comment by Saumya — September 10, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

  14. we are trying to grow Okra as well. Planted it a bit late. It is slowly flowering. Hoping to see at least some by fall.. This summer has not been that great for vegetables…You have got a really nice bunch, there.. J J ..

    Exactly! This year hasn’t been good for vegetables. My okra picked up after a couple of days of 90F in early August. Okra needs full sun and lots of it!

    Comment by shoba — September 11, 2010 @ 12:37 am

  15. Amma Thaaaye Pudhu Post Podunga !!

    YY: I know I should! Wondering what to post. Have to take up the tag from utbt. But my brain is not working.

    Comment by bitsofchocolate — September 14, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

  16. They look especially beautiful when they are from your own backyard, don’t they?
    We have a little backyard too and we had a similar harvest a few months back (except the capsicum – it doesn’t grow in Chennai) 🙂

    These must be organic I suppose? And they taste special too 🙂

    I don’t use organic soil. So not sure if that makes it organic or not! And yes, they test and look special when they are from one’s own garden

    Comment by Uma — September 16, 2010 @ 4:36 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: