Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Garden - 2009

Here is a glimpse of our garden this year. We have two garden beds, one for herbs and another for vegetables.

Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, Spring Onions, Spearmint, Peppermint , Arugula, Chinese Chives(taste garlicky) come back every year without planting them again. Arugula came back from dispersed seeds of last year. My new additions to my herb bed are Pineapple Sage, Pineaple Mint, Basil(Annual), African Blue Basil, Tarragon, Lavender and Mesclun lettuce( Wild or Baby Lettuce) .

Mesclun Lettuce

Healing Sage

Lushy Oregano


How can I reach you?

Spring Onion Flower Buds

Am I beautiful now?

Spring Onion Flower

We didn't have much yield of vegetables last year. It could have been due to lack of soil richness or rotation of the crops. This year Mr.B helped me in making raised bed (sort of) for the vegetables and made a decent fence with landscaping stones. It seems to be an easy job, but it took quiet a bit of our back and time. First he took out all the weeds from the bed. We dumped around 20 bags of top soil (Miracle grow) and few bags of potting mix before we planted the vegetables. Mr.B even tried spreading out the sheet (weed preventer) but we found it so difficult to plant the vegetables one by one digging the hole through the sheet. Got frustrated and took it off and planted directly . We sprinkled Preen (Organic weed preventer for vegetables) after we were done with the planting. Inspite of all these preventive measures, weeds are still coming up!.

I planted Bush Beans, Snap Peas, Eggplants, Tomatoes, Chilies, Beets & Collard greens
on the vegetable bed.

Bed dumped with Top soil and some Potting soil

After Planting

Please visit my blog for more garden updates.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Spring Onion - Aloo Paratha

Bounty from my garden

Aloo - Spring Onion Stuffing


Spring Onion Paratha-Mirch ka salaan- Cucumber-Onion Raitha

My Comfort Food

Comfort Food on a Sunny Day

Yogurt Rice(with Homemade Yogurt)
Potato fry
Vengaya Vadagam
Chundakai vathal( Fried Dried Turkey Berry)