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Dec 27, 2012

Winter harvest

 I and my wife are delighted with beautifully grown Chinese cabbages and gingers. We see the great harvest as our best Christmas present!

 As I mentioned in the previous blog, I tried to minimized usage of chemical things like pesticide and the beautiful cabbages show us my try is successful. All of my 5 Chinese cabbages have no damage by aphids and much fewer holes by young worms than in last year.
 It's my first try to growing gingers but it's easier than I thought. I just payed attention only to watering since gingers hate dryness.
 I planted only golf-ball sized seed ginger and it's amazing to see "multiplied gingers " from the small seed ginger. My wife will preserve sliced ginger in honey to add it to tea.
 I have to admit I failed to grow my daikon radishes due to severe attack by aphids. I installed insect screens but I did't realized big holes on them! When I found the holes, many aphids hibernate on leaves of my radishes. They sucked the radish extract and most of the leaves were dead and that could cause the poor harvest.

Christmas harvests:

・Chinese cabbage
・Ginger
・Daikon radishes


3 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Well, by my standards, your daikon looks good too! And I can only dream of being able to grow my own ginger. Young ginger, sliced very thinly and stir-fried with pork is a wonderful combination. I have tried growing Chinese Cabbage, but it was attacked by every slug, snail and caterpillar within 1000 metres and they destroyed every plant!

Noelle Kaler said...

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing! I am intrigued by the ginger. I'm not sure if it is something I could grow here. I will be doing a little research!
A great gift for you and your family- enjoy!

Ostrich Fern said...

Wow! This is great. Cabbage, Garlic, Ginger, Radish all are looking so wonderful. Thank you for everything.