Saturday, June 16, 2012

Aliums, roots... and the Versatile Blogger award

We prefer red onions to the white ones...
This year's harvest brought us (only) about 2 kilograms of onions... 
Yet another 'indicator' that there is still a lot for this 'farmer' to learn...  
A mini-teeny 2 kilograms really does not deserve much hanging (to dry the onions) as we would probably consume them before they have a chance to get dried up...
These radishes were actually harvested some time ago... 
We like to cook these radishes in oden, which is a broth that includes other ingredients such as potatoes, tofu, fish cakes, burdock, boiled egg, among other stuff...
This other type of roundish radish is also good to eat...
They taste sweet even if simply boiled lightly...
Planted about 10 garlic seedlings in the strawberry patch last October...
Their size was pretty respectable, compared to those of previous seasons...
They apparently make good companions to the strawberries...

And, as a gesture of gratitude, I would like to dedicate this post to Stephenie of Steph's Green Space for graciously nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award... 
Many, many thanks...

And I would like to ask for her 'forgiveness' as I shall be breaking the rules quite a bit... 

I am going to make a special 'Versatile Blogger Award' mention of Robbie's blog Palm Rae Potager...

This is one gardening blog that I really enjoy visiting... 
The photos are superb... the stories, refreshing... and the garden, tastefully maintained...

Do hop over to take a peep at Robbie's beautiful pictures of Swiss chard in the latest post...