Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Growing Japanese Cucumber & Baby Choy Sum In My Garden

Initially, there was a fine drizzle and we waited. After a while, it stopped and we started out on our morning walk. 

As you can see, the Kledang Hill was covered with mist.
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Update from my garden.
Japanese cucumber plant growing in a big pot.
This snapshot was taken on the 1st August, 2022.
This was on 26th August, 2022 (25 days later).
I cut off some of the lower leaves and now you can see the baby cucumbers hanging on the plant. This cucumber plant is doing well and growing fast probably due to the rainy season.
This was taken on the 6th September, 2022.
Also on the 6th September.
My first 2 fruits from my home grown cucumber plant.
The longer cucumber is more than a foot long and the shorter one is about a foot long. Hubby and I ate these cucumber raw to enjoy the natural sweetness of freshly harvested cucumbers.
Home grown Hong Kong Brassica (baby choy sum) in a tiny patch.
I took this snapshot on the 26th August, 2022.
6 days later I harvested these for dinner.
Some have started to flower.
I blanched the HK Brassica (baby choy sum) together with some remaining napa cabbage. I drizzle the remaining roasted sesame dressing on the vegetable.
Spicy dried shrimp paste (sambal belacan) fried rice with big prawns.
For more flavour or extra oomph, hubby added some chilly oil to his plate of fried rice.
This was our simple home cooked dinner.
Delicious and satisfying dinner for two.


My son, never forget the things I've taught you.
If you want a long and satisfying life, closely follow my instructions.
Never tire of loyalty and kindness. Hold these virtues tightly.
Write them deep within your heart.
If you want favor with both God and man,
and a reputation for good judgment and common sense,
then trust the Lord completely, don't ever trust yourself.
In everything you do, put God first,
and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
(Proverbs 3:1-6, The Living Bible-TLB)

45 comments:

  1. Those were huge prawns on your fried rice!! But I like! Hehe.

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    1. Was too lazy to deep fry the prawns so ended up using them for fried rice.

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  2. huge prawns! good for fried rice and char kuey teow!

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  3. Rainy here, too. Those cucumbers grow on trees? Oh! All the things I do not know...
    Oh, lucky you to be able to grow so much fruit and veggie! Looks delicious, too!
    To a great, yummy day!

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    1. These cucumbers grow on vines. They climb up the supports to save space in my garden.

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  4. My missus will buy the cucumber sometimes. Great in salads.

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    1. For the time being, I need not have to buy any cucumbers.

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  5. Your green fingers never seem to fail you. It's wonderful that you grow your own vegetables, and as usual your meals look delish!
    Have a nice day.

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  6. From your garden to the table...the best! The prawns are so succulent.

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  7. ...we see those cucumbers in store here.

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  8. Una grande soddisfazione il raccolto dell'orto, sicuramente molto gustosi!

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  9. You've a wonderful green thumb and your meal looks amazing.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Nancy. ♥

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  10. Thank you Nancy for sharing the photos of your Wonderful vegetables garden and your delicious Homecooked dinner which is to me not simple at all. Love those prawns. Did you buy the prawns from the wet market?

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    1. I prawns from the morning market in my area on my morning walk.

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  11. I think growing your own vegetables is something we should all do more of.

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  12. That's a good and quick growth of cucumbers! I love the mist scene out there, and the weather seems favorable to your garden.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. The weather helps with the growth of the cucumbers.

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  13. Nancy imagines the happiness you have in reaping the fruit of what you have planted.

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  14. Do you have many recipes for the cucumbers?

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  15. Spicy dried shrimp paste (sambal belacan) fried rice with big prawns. Oh how I love this dish. Yum, yum Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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  16. I love Japanese cucumbers, which we call koi cumbers in Hawaii. Good luck with the air con. We use ours daily. Gigi hawaii

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  17. Lindos pepinos y me dio ganas de los mariscos. Te mando un beso.

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  18. I am impressed every time i read about you eating the food you have grown.

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  19. Looking at the results from your garden, it's as though you have a magic wand to grow the plants! But guess you do a lot of work there.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I sow, I water and God bless and makes them grow.

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  20. The cucumbers look really good. I haven't grown them for a couple of years but have grown chillies instead amongst the tomatoes.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. My tomatoes are now fruiting sparingly.

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