Sunday, June 24, 2012

Amaranths, peanuts, malabar spinach, shiso...

Thanks to the frequent rains, things are growing very well at the potager...

And thanks to Diana of Kebun Malay-Kadazan girls for sending the amaranth seeds...

Grew eight patches of these amaranth and had been eating them for a while now... they taste very good...



Meanwhile, the amaranth we had bought some years ago, self-seeded...

Am still keeping the packet, and the label says 'Perfect red'... they don't lose their color even when cooked... and the juice that oozes out of them is pinkish red...

The taste of homegrown peanuts is really 'out-of-this-world'... am I exaggerating?  :-)
Manage to grow about ten plants with seeds save from last season...

And Malabar spinach... ooh, I just love growing and eating them...
I germinated some of them although they do self-seed as well... 

An acquaintance of mine drove over to our house one day just to give us some seedlings...
Japanese shiso or perilla is shown in the picture above... she also gave us myoga ginger, and yellow tomatoes...