Monday, October 10, 2011

Wonderful autumn days...

It is days like these that I wish would last forever...
The temperature throughout the weekend was a pleasant mid-twenties...
No rain, no wind... heavenly it was...
And the moon at night... wooh,  so bright and lovely...


Spent the weekend doing a wide range of activities in the garden...
Last year, raccoons came by to rob us of our sweet potatoes...
Luckily this year, there was still no sign of them coming...
Anyway, harvested some of the sweet potatoes in our potager...
We had four types: Anno (left), which has orange flesh and is really delicious... Naruto Kintoki (right top), which is the main type sold in the stores around here... and Murasaki imo (right bottom) which literally means purple sweet potatoes... have yet to harvest the fourth type, Beni-azuma...

Read about the rose hips in Tanya's Lovely Greens blog...
Then asked my missus to harvest the rose hips from the wild roses in our property...
The hips are tiny, less than one centimeter or so...
They taste sourish and we shall be having them as tea, eventually...

Tried growing some hyacinth beans this year...
They have flowers that resemble those of wisterias...  
Apparently, they make good curries...
Will certainly request my missus to give it a shot...

Lantanas have taken a liking to our garden...
My missus bought only one pot some years ago but it seems that they since self seeded...
We can find them in numerous places in our garden...