Thursday, November 7, 2013

Radish flowers

Sometimes I get too attached to the vegetables in my patio that I can't bear to eat them, just like my beloved radish. The leaves look so lush and attractive that I hesitate to harvest until they're probably too old for eating now. They are beginning to bolt and produce flowers. So for those who wonder where radish seeds come from, I've got the answer for you.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Grow-again Parsley

Parsley is a great herb that can liven up a seafood dish. When I visited my friend in Italy, I noticed he used lots of parsley in his pasta and salads. At home, my family loves it when I toss some in soups.

Naturally it makes sense for me to grow some of my own. I didn't want to wait forever for seeds to grow into adult plants, so I bought a plant from the nursery. I let it sit in the patio for a month to purge out all the chemicals before cutting the leaves for cooking.

After the first cutting, new leaves started to form quickly. Granted they aren't as large as before, I'm happy that they are free from any fertilisers or chemicals. Now I can use as much as I want in my dishes.