June 21 update

Today it rained throughout. But before it did, I got hold of my first green peppers from my veggie patch and fried them in butter together with some mushrooms (called “shitake” here in Japan) after sprinkling some sea salt and fresh ground pepper. The green peppers were unbelievably delicious! Take a look at the photo below.

Green pepper (Edit

The cucumber plants have grown rapidly – fresh green leaves and climbing straight and tall on the nets. I’m sure to enjoy cucumber this season! Here’s today’s photo of the cucumber plants.

3 cucumber plants growing fast!

I received a single zucchini plant from a friend and planted it too for the first time. I found large yellow flowers coming up quite quickly and dropping off quite quickly too and no sign of any zucchini. I wonder whether a single plant will ever yield zucchinis! I need to read up. Here is a snap of the same.


Finally, I couldn’t resist these pretty flowers in full bloom in my garden. Here they are!

And until the next post – have a great weekend!




3 Responses to “June 21 update”

  1. June 22, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Hey, I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but WordPress was down for maintenance when I tried to submit! HAHAHA! I hate those templates too. It’s so frustrating. Your cucumbers look great and it looks like the zucchini has flowers? Squashes have both male and female flowers on the same plant. So no there is no trouble setting fruit with just one. If you do have trouble with pollination, you can help out the bees by doing it by hand. There are a lot of articles on the net about hand pollination. I haven’t needed to do it myself. Btw, I LOVE Ninja Warrior! Do you know the show? I have seen previews for an “American version”….They totally ruined it!

  2. June 22, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Whoops! It probably would have helped if I had read your comment before responding. I have zucchinis and the yellow crookneck type. THere is a like about hand pollination with good photos

  3. June 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for the comments and for the link to hand pollination. I waited a couple of days to find male and female flowers, but they seem to be taking turns. I suppose I need to pluck one kind and preserve it, wait for the other kind to develop and hand pollinate.Cheers.

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