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Nov 4, 2011

Harvesting with my kids

 I and my kids went to my garden and enjoyed working and harvesting.

 We were so excited since we knew my cabbages have grown well and it's the best time to harvest them. My kids were going to rush to the cabbages but I always tell them to do their assignments like weeding, finding bugs and watering vegetables before enjoying their most exciting time.

 In Osaka, warm days have continued even in the beginning of November, when temperature usually starts going down. So weeds also have grown as well as my vegetables. I told my son how to use a sickle. My daughter doesn't love to do chores but love to harvest vegetables and fruits and she tried to avoid her assignments spending a while watching fruits in other gardener's plots.







 As you see the photos shown below, my cabbages are almost intact with much less damage by bugs and have beautifully round-shaped hearts. A gardening friends who has his garden beside mine envied me when he saw my cabbages.


My well-grown cabbages have so thick and hard trunks that my son had trouble in cutting one of them but eventually he managed to cut it out.


 "What is today's dinner, dad?" Well, I'll show you it later in my blog.

5 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Brilliant cabbages, Takaeko! They look really good specimens. (Much better than mine).
You must tell your daughter than in life you must take the bad jobs as well as the good ones - you can't pick and choose.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Your cabbage looks great! We don't have much luck with cabbage this year. Its a wonderful that your kids helps and learn a lot gardening with you.

Why I garden... said...

The cabbages are really super - enjoy! I find the flavour of cabbage fantastic. Although I find them hard to grow without pests getting to them.

Shaheen said...

I was at my Dad allotment with my nephews and nieces and I tell you they are so into getting their hands dirty. Your cabbages are marvellous. I've never grown any so huge in my life - maybe next year, when I get my own plot.

takaeko said...

>Mark
You are right,Mark. As a father, I hope my daughter will learn about how she could deal with good jobs and bad jobs in her life. Working in my garden can contribute to her good life in her future.

>Malay
Fortunately, my cabbages are so healthy while my Hakusai(Chinese cabbages) are tainted with bugs,,,.

>Why I garden
Pests always annoy us! I planted cabbages and Chinese cabbages in a same planting ridge but bugs seem to like Chinese cabbages. The growth of them are slower since hundreds of aphids hide behind their leaves.

>Shaheen
Thank you for visiting my blog! Well, Working with kids in your garden can give you not only precious time but opportunity to educate them about how vegetables grow.