I have missed my blogging friend, Lrong from Japan. He was sick the past few months + I would stop by his blog to see where he was for I missed seeing his amazing photography. He is a gifted artist and gardener + he teaches,too!He also grows the most beautiful food! His posts are filled with some of the best “macro” photography; I have ever seen and inspires me to grow + eat foods that I have never tried before…+ also to experiment with macro!
He sent me seed from his garden for Molokhia ( Corchorus olitorius) + I grew it out this summer. I also received seed from Ezad from Egypt for it is known as Egyptian spinach. I have not blogged about Molokhia yet because I grew mine a bit too late, and I have to learn to cook with this new vegetable. Growing new food on your potager is not that easy when people in your area have not grown it or know how to cook with a new vegetable. I am leaving the discussion of this vegetable for a blog post later where I can talk about my adventure growing new vegetables out that I never grown before!
I started reading Lrong’s blog back in 2010 with Annie’s Kitchen Garden which was one of the best blogs for young gardeners to learn from about “tricks” of the trade. I have been talking to a lot of young gardeners over the past few months and will be growing vegetables + flowers out for them next year. If you want to learn about growing visit Annie’s Kitchen Garden. She passed away earlier this year from cancer, but her family has left her blog up for us all to learn from!
I wanted to share two of the great bloggers that I learned from when I first started blogging…they are exceptional. I have met the most amazing people blogging, and we share seed that is one of the great things about garden blogging.
Sharing seeds is sharing food over the cyber fence….so to Eliza Waters, your seeds are on the way! Go check her blog out for her paradise on 7 acres…. is a must….I am so lucky to have met these amazing bloggers over the years since 2010!
Please make them your “over the cyber fence” garden neighbor…they are well worth the read!
also check out lrong’ s other blog which I just discovered! Great photos about his life….
It has been a long while since I last wrote. Reason is, I had not been feeling well (see here for the story).
Still, I could not just sit still and watch the days go by. Weak I was/am, I am a gardener… 🙂
Being absent for a good portion of August and September, my potager had grown somewhat wild.
Bit by bit, I cleared the remnants of the summer vegetables, and sowed seeds for the autumn season. Yes, I know I am late…
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