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    • #49614
      Preesi
      Member

      Is anyone growing anything special this year?

      I have a regular garden on one side of my house and I decided to grow some select Asian veggies in pots on my patio…

      Well only the Kkaennip, Chrysanthemum and Amaranth came up. I had planted bitter melon and Samphire (land seaweed) and unfortunately I thought the bitter melon was a weed and pulled it! The samphire never came up.
      But look at the surprise sunflower!!

      Isnt it pretty?

      Lets see your gardens!

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    • #53859
      unchienne
      Participant

      Your perilla is so pretty. I’m green with envy. Hadn’t hda much luck with it in the past. Thought about growing the crown daisy again this year, but I have a hard time getting it to leaf out and not go to flower. Someone told me to get fert that was heaviest in nitrogen. Will maybe try that for later.

      Again, beautiful garden.

    • #53860
      Tatiemimosa
      Member

      I would like to grow a vegetable garden next year. I was thinking of a self watering container garden since I live in the city. Any one know how these vegetables fare in these types of gardens?

    • #53861
      LuccaQ
      Participant

      Where do you buy your chrysanthemum seeds? I’m never sure what type to buy as there are types of chrysanthemum that can be toxic. I’ve never grown anything from seed so I’m trying to procure them early so that I’ll be prepared. Thanks!

    • #53862
      oksipak
      Member

      You can find and order chrysandthemum seeds at this site (See Below). I’ve ordered most of my Asian seeds for this year’s crops. It’s been freezing here so I will start the seeds inhouse and in couple of weeks I hope to transplant them to outdoor pots. Good luck. Let me know how they work out. I will keep you posted.

      http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_chrysanthemum_greens_1.html

    • #53863
      oksipak
      Member

      My garden is mulched and planted. I hope to harvest in couple of months all the Asian seeds that were planted from April through May. CAN’T WAIT to make delicious Korean recipes with fresh vegetables for Maangchi’s Recipes! How’s everyone else doing? What stages are you at right now? I would love to know. :)

    • #53864
      powerplantop
      Participant

      A few days ago my Dad planted cucumber, eggplant, peppers and small loose leaf cabbage for me in his garden. Yesterday in pots I planted kkaennip and chrysanthemum.

    • #53865
      oksipak
      Member

      Sunday, July 3, 2011: Here's my first "bumper crop" of Korean Rat Radish harvest (June 29, 2011)…four fresh radishes…made White Radish Salad with the three and ate the one right out of the garden. I swear people are missing out if they never get to taste freshly picked vegetables from their homegrown garden (they need to try it at least once in their lives). The Korean Rat (White) Radish is meaty, sweet, and delicious!

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    • #53866
      oksipak
      Member

      …Continuation from last post…

      I'm disappointed that my Perilla plant is not sprouting. I thought something was coming up last month but they ended up to be weeds instead. However, the Edible Chrysanthemums & Burdock are doing well here in Zone 9 too.

      How does your garden grow? :)

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    • #53867
      oksipak
      Member

      Edible Mums were planted around mid-May 2011, and here is the 1st harvest two months later, the bowl in front, the plant just cut in the background.

      Here is the delicious Edible Mums with Mandu Soup I made with it. It was delicious and here is my recipe for 1-2 Servings:

      Boil
      3C Water
      Anchovies in an Infuser
      1 tsp hot pepper paste
      1 tsp Miso

      As above ingredients begin to boil add:

      Mandu about 4-7 Pieces
      2 Cloves Garlic
      1/2 tsp Tamari Soy Sauce
      1/2 tsp 3 Crabs Fish Sauce
      1 Chopped Green Onion
      1 Shitake Mushroom Julienne
      Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
      1/2C-1C Edible Mums Cut 3" Pieces
      1 Egg Scrambled

      Turn down to a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes.
      Add Dash of Sesame Oil when serving.

      I made this at lunch today 7/19/11 (Monday) for the first time because the freshly grown Edible Mums were just staring at me to do something with them. ;)

      How does your Asian Garden grow this summer, I'd like to hear from you…

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    • #53868
      mokpochica
      Participant

      Nyum nyum oksipak. That recipe looks fantastic!

    • #53869
      oksipak
      Member

      So here is more of my radish harvest, it's a different daikon radish variety. I think it's alien, just look at the shapes! :) Before and After photos…

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    • #53870
      oksipak
      Member

      Here's my Asian Garden thus far…Edible Mums, Mugwort, Chinese Pea Pods do well here. Made Ssukgat Namul with the mums as I have tons of it growing. :) August 18, 2011.

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    • #53871
      oksipak
      Member

      …continued from previous post…below are photos of the Ssukgat Namul. It's so good I'm just going to continue making this side dish until my Edible Mums run out.

      Mugwort grows fairly well in my potted garden. Can't wait to make something from it. I'm waiting for some ingredients to arrive from Hmart to try one of Maangchi's recipes. :) August 18, 2011.

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    • #53872
      oksipak
      Member

      It’s now Saturday, September 3, 2011, and the sun is shining which is fantastic for our Asian Garden this season. The radishes are pretty much done now. I had second crop of lovely beans ready to harvest but we had 20mph gust winds which blew over 3 out of the 4 plants, ugh! Haven’t done anything with the fresh Mugwort yet but they grow nicely in Zone 9. Chinese Pea Pods love this area too.

      Took photos this morning so here it is…and last night made the Spicy Fish Soup using the Edible Mums and garden spicy lettuce (instead of Minari which isn’t doing well in the garden). How’s everyone’s garden growing? :)

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    • #53873
      mokpochica
      Participant

      I really wish I had braved the inquisitive hands of my children and planted a container garden on my patio this summer. Maybe I will still go for some lettuce and spinach. So envious of your beautiful, fresh, organic and local vegetables! And as evidenced with your photos, the fruits of your labor are absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious!

    • #53874
      holyfood
      Member

      i love gardening very much.In my garden i have plant many vegetables.

    • #53875
      oksipak
      Member

      Sept. 21, 2013: 2011 was an unsuccessful year to grow Perilla Leaves, in 2012 gave it up, but 2013 my honey built a greenhouse and it's growing fast! Zone 9. I started them from seeds on a wet paper towel, then transplanted them to a tiny pot, then to a larger pot, and so-on…and as of today, Sept 21, 2013, I was able to harvest over a dozen beautiful tender young leaves to attempt Maangchi's 깻잎 Kkaennip Jangajji (Pickled Perilla Leaves) recipe for the first time. Recipe: https://www.maangchi.com/photo/kkaennip-jangajji-pickled-perilla-leaves :) THANK YOU MAANGCHI. :D

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    • #53876
      Krynauw Otto
      Participant

      Hi Preesi,
      I planted 3 napa cabbages, each one in a separate pot. They've all ready started to grow! Can't wait until they are ready to harvest!!!

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    • #53877
      oksipak
      Member

      I’m starting my Perilla Seeds again for 2014. It would be nice to make Perilla leaf kimchi Kkaenip-kimchi 깻잎김치 (https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kkaennip-kimchi) again…I just love the texture of these leaves. Our Zone 9 winter was very warm so starting our garden earlier this year… What are you all growing in 2014? :D

    • #53878
      WinglessAngel
      Participant

      Lovely photos! New to the forum here, but my garden plans (among other things) this year are soy, mung, purple basil, chinese chives, korean hyssop, oregon II giant sugar snap peas, orange master dwarf pomagranite (indoors for hubs to bonsai), lao purple stripe eggplant, takii gem watermelon, chinese red noodle bean, taiwan black seeded yard long bean, chinese mosaic bean, and thai purple bean. I have a lot more planned too but that’s the extent of my asian produce list for this year. It’s hard to find seeds that I can get to grow in zone 6A here where I live.

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