Wednesday, 16 January 2008

The Garden Variety


From our garden.Sweet potatoes, radish and broccoli.
Broccoli is frightfully expensive and rare. One small head costs Rs 20 or more.Although we have to invest quite a bit in the manure, fertilizers and labour, its worthwhile getting your own fresh organically grown vegetables and its my Mom 's hobby and interest something which makes her tick.Wish I could send you all my dear friends vegetables and fruit from my garden.
I bought a single "dear" kiwi fruit from the Mall. And although its grown in cooler climes I 'll save the seeds and try growing it.

"And the earth brought forth vegetation ,plants yielding seeds after their kind; and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good".
Genesis 1;12
(Bible...story of creation)


8 Fertilize my soul:

Jeanette said...

Wow, Amrita! What BEAUTIFUL vegetables, especially the broccoli! We have an organic garden in the summer, too, but our broccoli has never been that big. We usually have lots of corn, green onions, tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, pumpkins, and green peppers. My husband is a lot like your mother -- he loves to work in the garden. Eat extra veggies for me! I just wish I could taste some of your cooking, as I know it is delicious!

Pia said...

oh wow! my aunt has a veggie garden at the back of her house. i love broccoli. i brought home a kilo of it from bagiuo. i wish baguio is just a few minutes away from manila. it's a six hour drive.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
It's wonderful to have your own vegetable garden. You can grow whatever vegetable you want and you can be sure that it's free from pesticides. I have grown some of my own vegetable patch before and it's so relaxing and gratifying to eat your own produce. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless and have a pleasant and satisfying day always.

Ash said...

Wow - this is nice!!

Gudl said...

Your broccoli turned out nice! It is definitely worth it to have organic veggies!

Rebecca said...

Are those the white variety of sweet potatoes?? I love them, I have to find a little place that sells them here......I wonder if there is a little grocery shop that specializes in veggies from other cultures here.....as white sweet potatoes are not the "norm" for Canada! I have seen them in a Jamaican grocery shop in Toronto...so it is possible...

Donetta said...

Wow great harvest! I need to ask what zone are you in perhaps if I am able to ever send that package I can include some seeds.

Mrs. Mac said...

Do you grow tomatoes? I'm so missing farm/garden tomatoes right about now. I refuse to buy store bought tomatoes. Looks like your mom has a green thumb for growing her garden.