New Kitazawa Seed Co. Seeds…

I recently purchased five new seed packets from Kitazawa Seed Co., which is where I got my Bok Choy ‘Joi Choi’ Folia seeds that I have been planting for about 8 years now. They include:

Bok Choy ‘Golden Yellow’ Folia a bright yellowish-green Bok Choy
Bok Choy ‘Purple Choi’ Folia a dark purple leaf Bok Choy
Chard ‘Umaina’ Folia a Japanese Chard that I think is similar to the Swiss Chard ‘Green’ I have been buying
Usui Folia edible Pea shoots
Kabocha ‘Sweet Mama’ Folia a Japanese Pumpkin/Winter Squash that has a bush-like growth habit (like Zucchini)

Today, I sowed the three leaf veggies: Bok Choi ‘Golden Yellow’  Folia , Bok Choy ‘Purple Choi’  Folia  and Chard ‘Umaina’  Folia . I hope they turn out as well like my plantings of Joi Choi Bok Choy.

Wintersowin’ 2011…

A few days ago, I discovered another way to wintersow… so I’m giving Wintersowing another chance.

I purchased two 50 qt. Sterlite plastic bins with covers.


I was able to place twelve 3 inch pots into each one.


I planted mostly flower seeds and a few vegetable. Continue reading

Kabocha Squash + Vegetable Dish…

My Mom was going to cook Pinakbet with the Kabocha Squash we harvested from our garden…

Kabocha Squash Harvest

…but we didn’t have Bitter Melon and Bagoong. It was still a really good vegetable dish.

Vegetable Dish (Landscape)

I don’t know if I liked the portrait or landscape version of this photo. Which one do you like better?

Vegetable Dish (Portrait)