After watching a few YouTube video on Moringa and Jungle Peanuts, I went ahead and bought a few seeds from Hinterland Trading Co.
I didn’t realize that Moringa oleifera, the “Miracle Plant” that many people are boasting about is actually the same plant that they call Malunggay in the Philippines. We mainly use it in a Chicken Ginger Soup called Tinola. Last year when I vacationed in the Philippines, I remember seeing Malunggay growing everywhere. We even found some near our resort in Subic and harvest some to cook… I’m excited to find some and heard that it is easy easy to grow and can easily be grow from cuttings. I can’t wait to get it to grow.
I planted the Malunggay and the Jungle Peanuts into cell pack and will pot them up once they sprout.
I also cleared the two large terra cotta pots in the front yard and planted a Black Beauty Zucchini in one and a Yellow Straightneck Squash in the other.
Last year, I wasn’t happy with the Zucchini in the Square Foot Garden in the back… so I yanked it out and planted it in the front in the terra cotta pot… it started getting big fast and fruiting, so I’ll plant Zucchinis in front from now on.
I got a tip from one of John Kohler’s video from growingyourgreens.com that Home Depot was having a half price plant sale… so after work, I took my Mom there… She also wanted to buy a trash can to make into a rain barrel. We got a 44 gallon heavy duty trash can and some PVC fittings for the Square Foot Garden. I also got a few plants for half price:
– 4-pack Black Beauty Zucchini (with 6 plants)
– two 4-pack Sugar Ann Snap Peas
– 2 inch Yellow Straightneck Squash (2 plants)
I’ll divide the Zucchini and Yellow Squash and plant them into larger pots, then give them away to friends and family, keeping about 2 for myself.
My friends Howard and Bill gave me a clay pot for Christmas and I used it this evening for my first clay pot dish.
I actually cooked the eggplant and zucchini in a wok, then finished it in the heated clay pot. Ingredients include eggplant, zucchinni, oil, onions, ginger, garlic (lots of it), oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy suace, sesame oil and an egg.
The clay pot came with these instructions in Japanese… which I can’t read… so if you can read this, can you translate it for me? :) Thanks in advance…