Category: Gardening

Poona kheera cucumber harvested
Gardening

A Few Other Favorites

Okra, broccoli, summer squash, cucumber, eggplant etc. are vegetables we grow every year. They all produce abundantly here. We had 30 or so okra plants

Read More »
Gardening

Garlic, Onions and Shallots

We use garlic, onions and shallots regularly in our kitchen. They are very easy to grow too. So we grow plenty of each. ‘Hardneck’ varieties

Read More »
Gardening

Large Leafy Greens

In addition to the compact greens we grow on raised beds, Swiss Chard, Japanese Mustard, Kale, Leek, Celery, Nasturtium etc. are grown outside the raised

Read More »
A plateful of red currants
Gardening

Fruits and Berries

We have a couple of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, and one apricot tree in our backyard. Pear trees are the easiest to maintain

Read More »
A red wreath of cayenne pepper
Gardening

Peppers

Cayenne is our favorite pepper. We use them in a lot of preparations in the kitchen. So, we grow at least 10-15 plants each year.

Read More »
A wide variety of tomatoes
Gardening

Tomatoes

We plant around 30 tomato plants every year. This year we had 16 varieties of tomatoes. Most of them produced well. We plant them about

Read More »
Gardening

Kulli Corn

We try to avoid plants that take a lot of space in the garden and give a single harvest. Corn is one of them. Not

Read More »
Organically grown Brussels sprouts, harvested and readied for cooking.
Gardening

Brussels Sprouts

We had stopped growing them many years ago, as these large plants take a lot of space in the garden and they require almost the

Read More »
Two varieties of bitter gourds in a bowl
Gardening

Asian Gourds

Bitter gourd, snake gourd, ash gourd, hairy gourd, luffa and tindora are vegetables we love. They need a longer growing season than what we have.

Read More »
Meraviglia Di Venezia harvest. A bowl full of Meraviglia Di Venezia beans.
Gardening

Bush Beans

We plant a couple of varieties of bush beans too every year. Though some of them are quite tasty, they are a pain to harvest.

Read More »
Blauhilde beans on trellis.
Gardening

Pole Beans

Every year we plant three or four varieties of pole beans and a couple of varieties of bush beans. Pole beans are much better suited

Read More »
Close Menu