continuing harvests and introducing a friend

In this post, I’ll continue with photos of my little home garden and also introduce some offerings of a good friend, Toyama-san. First, let us say it with flowers!

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

This is the first Rose of Sharon that has bloomed this year. I love the faint pink and splashes of red in this elegant flower.


Aster and Begonia

The Asters have bloomed next to the Begonias. I read somewhere that one could propagate Aster through root cuttings. I’ll probably try it soon after the flowers end.

I have already propagated Begonia and will  present some to friends introducing them to the world of flowers, fruits and vegetables!



I neglected to remove the stubs of Petunias after they faded and found some seeds in pods where the flowers were. I’m going to try raising new plants through these seeds.

In the meanwhile, here are some daily harvests – the fresh tomatoes are delicious!

Daily harvest Daily harvest
Daily harvest Daily harvest

Daily harvests of cucumber, tomatoes, green pepper and eggplant (brinjal)

Now let me introduce my good friend, Toyama-san. He has a large area of land in the same town where I live. He has also started growing vegetables and flowers in earnest – and I’m pleased to introduce some of his offerings here. The photos from here onward are from his field and have been taken by Toyama-san.


Toyama'san's garden

From Toyama-san’s garden: Green pepper, eggplant, tomato and cucumber plants

Bitter gourd and morning glory

Bitter gourd and morning glory

These plants rise up on the net and provide a “green cover.” Keeps the room behind the plants cool in the dry summer.

Cat's Tail

Cat’s tail in a planter

Cherries Hibiscus  

Left: Cherries; Right: Hibiscus plant (flowers yet to bloom)

Thanks, Toyama-san. Hope to receive such lovely photos from you in the future too.

Have a great day, and feel free to comment.


2 Responses to “continuing harvests and introducing a friend”

  1. 1 REA
    July 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    You have a wonderful garden. I’m growing cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes, collard greens, and herbs as well. Plus other stuff.

    • July 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks. Good information on your site too. I spend about six months in a year in India, and I think I eat a lot more healthier food – all vegetarian, lots of spices including turmeric, fennel, and the like that forms part of my everyday meal, juices that I make from fresh vegetables and fruits everyday (don’t need a refrigerator!) Unfortunately, I only have a balcony in my apartment in India, so what I grow there is limited. Have a great day!

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