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May 20, 2012

First harvest 2012 and Solar eclipse

Filed under: flora, food — Tags: , , — yaadayaada @ 7:49 pm

Harvested the first 4 cherries of the season while enjoying the solar eclipse. Usually our cherry tree produces only about 4 cherries. This year, the yield has been 5 fold i.e 20 cherries. Waiting for them to ripen. Maybe due to the little cherry tree we bought so that it has company. The rest of the cherries are still green or pink. So probably will harvest them in a couple of weeks if the squirrels and birds spare them.

Check out the cherries and the crescent shape shadows cast by the eclipsed sun!

August 14, 2011

Weekend Harvest

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 8:51 pm

Harvested these this evening! Now have to plan menu for the week! Finally the tomatoes are turning red!!

Garden Bounty

July 9, 2011

Summer Harvest -1

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , , — yaadayaada @ 10:53 am

Coriander seeds, Greens(keerai), cucumber, okra(only 2), green beans. Will be converted into Keerai masiyal, Keera thandu vetha kuzhambu, Beans paruppu usili, Cucumber salad very soon!

June 13, 2011

First Fruit Harvest

Filed under: flora, parents — Tags: , , — yaadayaada @ 3:40 am

Parents on their last visit, insisted we plant fruit trees and planted a few when they were here. Now we are enjoying the fruits of their labor!








p.s. People are trying to cast their evil eye, those were the only 4 cherries we got from the tree. Of the four, two of them were half eater by some critter.:-(

May 13, 2011

My First Spring Harvest 2011

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 5:22 pm

Spring Harvest

My first spring garden. Seeds planted, watered, cared and harvested by Chula and Meija of utbkids.

Verdict from little one: The peas are so sweet that I am going to eat them instead of candies from now onwards.

We also had some strawberries harvested, but before we could take a picture of those, they were gobbled up!

April 10, 2011

Spring 2011

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 2:39 am

Spring is here! And it is beautiful as always!

Spring 2011

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!

March 29, 2010

I love spring!

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , — yaadayaada @ 3:14 am

This is why! Flora from my garden! Can’t wait for the roses!

August 24, 2009

My Garden Bounty

Filed under: flora — Tags: , , , , — yaadayaada @ 12:32 am

After a 5 week India trip, this is a sample of what I harvested from my backyard on the eve of Vinayakar Chathurthi! The Persian cucumbers are growing too big. Yet to find out what is the best time to harvest. The Orange Cherry Tomatoes are just yummilicious! The green chillies are just starting. Capsicum and Eggplant (Brinjal) should be ready to harvest in a week! (They are ready. See the updated picture)

Garden Bounty

Garden Bounty

Here is the eggplant


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