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Aug 7, 2011

Harvesting with my daughter in a hot summer day.

 Now my kids are enjoying 1-month summer vacation. Should parents consider how their kids spend their vacation? Oh, yes they, including me and my wife, should for their education. We should not let them spend a whole vacation watching anime-tv marathons and playing video games.

 I bought a Nintendo video game for them last Christmas but they seem to be less interested in it than other friends of them, fortunately. What my daughter is interested in is helping me in gardening, especially in harvesting while my son is into playing baseball belonging to a baseball club of his primary school.

 Today my daughter asked me to take to my garden and to let her harvesting summer vegetables.


" I've got today's dinner! "

I found some deformed egg-plants while most of them
are healthy. I should water more for them.

My daughter is nipping a cucumber.

Are you trying to hog the cucumber?


 My green chili trees, planted in the end of June, are having many mature fruits. Grilled the chili with sliced beef is a favorite of my family.



 My purple okras are also growing healthily with many buds. Purple okra is originated in Okinawa where I've found the locals used the okras in various dishes. You can see their purple stems, which is different from normal green okras.



 Watering is my daughter's favorite job. I know she enjoy seeing rainbow in a shower,,,,,.



Today's harvest
4 egg-plants
1 tomato
10 green peppers
10 green chilies
10 black chilis


-- from iPod touch

8 comments:

Ali said...

How do you prepare your eggplants Takaeko? They look wonderful!

Robin said...

You are so so lucky to have such a good garden helper! She is an absolute doll!

Mark Willis said...

Nintendo versus Gardening? A tough choice! I'm happy for you that your daughter has already developed such a keen interest in something that will probably turn out to be a life-long hobby.

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Such a lovelyharvest! So good to have your daughter in the garden with you.

takaeko said...

>Ali
Well, I always pay attention to avoid injury by continuous cropping when I grow solanaceous plants like egg-plants, tomatoes, and potatoes. And watering everyday is important to grow crispy and delicious egg-plants.

>Robin
Yeah, Robin. Actually, she is so helpful that I can leave watering to her. I hope she'll learn cooking them in near future.

>Mark
I thought Nintendo would have erode her interest in gardening but now I'm worrying over nothing. Sometimes she likes playing Nintendo with her friends but she knows the video games are fiction. She seems to love gardening in the real world.

>Mrs Bok
I've very happy when I work in my garden with my daughter.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Big harvest! I can see how big those veggies are when your cute daughter holds it.

Cassy said...

I have that variety of eggplant too.

Cassy from Guitar Made Easy

Bom said...

How wonderful when the children take an active interest in gardening.