[Santu and Raspberry Harvest] 2019 Veranda Growing - June - [Home Garden Diary]

 Hello, this is Minami. This time, I'm going to talk about last month's(May), I would like to continue with our report on the status of our home garden.

 I like to try a lot of different things, so even if I get too many of each, I have trouble consuming them, so I grow a variety of things little by little.

 So here you go.


First, the raspberries are starting to bear fruit.

 We bought one seedling last year at the home improvement store, but we couldn't take all the raspberries that grew up and left them unattended. It would be easier to grow. Then it would be very vigorous and easy to grow.

 They were very easy to grow this year as they were almost free of bugs.

 I used the raspberries I picked and paired them with a fresh chocolate cake at home.

 Raw chocolate cake alone is just too sweet, but it's still a great match for the royal chocolate and berry type.

pak choi

 The flower has bloomed on the pak choi. It's a beautiful small white flower.

 I used pak choi so often that I had to take a little bit of the leaves off of it before it was fully grown.

 But I kind of grew up weak overall and I'm trying to find out what was causing it.

 I looked online and found that maybe it was due to too much water or too little sunshine.

Sure, the rainy season in June this year was amazing - I think it was still raining for half a month in July. I'm sure there are a lot of people whose vegetables didn't do as well as they expected during this year's rainy season.


 This is the 20-day-old radish that I grew.

 I left it in the pot too long. It only grew the size of the pot and became so small (the largest size I could get this time).

 But the aroma was a magnificent radish. The bright colors are beautiful. Growing itself was really easy, as they can be harvested in around 20 days. I would recommend hatsuka daikon to anyone who eats a lot of salads.

 On the other hand, if you don't eat a lot of food, you may want to grow something else in preference.


 The dill has begun to bloom. Very pretty when combined with the contrast of the sky.

 Really, dill is not an uncommon growth in height, so if you have a vegetable garden, you won't have to worry about a roofless balcony.

sangchu (Korean rice wine)

Korean lettuce grows bright green.

 I used it as part of the meal because there was a part of it that I could already eat.

 After all, when you think of Santu, it's all about BBQ!

 So I hurriedly fried the meat and onions, dipped them in my favorite bulgogi sauce and rolled them up!

 It was delicious. It would have been more delicious if I had made Sanchu miso. I recommend this vegetable garden for those who often roast meat at home.

 There was still some lettuce left over, so we ate it as a garnish for our croquettes, just like cabbage. I noticed that it was bitter. This is where I learned that the reason why the cabbage was next to the croquettes was because it was sweet and went well with fried foods. I did.

Sanchu is not a good choice for anything other than barbecued meat, except when eaten with meat and rice.

By the way, the Korean lettuce is quite buggy.

 I got a lot of aphids. I used this plant while washing it, but if you are worried about it, you may want to grow it indoors with the light on. It is a good idea to use an insecticide mist.

komatsuna (Brassica rapa)

I planted a piece of komatsuna that I bought at the supermarket.

As the rice part of komatsuna is inedible, I always tend to throw it away, but I wondered if I could re-grow it, and planted it in the soil this time.

I tried to put two of them in, but I cut them off as close to the roots as possible, especially at the back, so the probability of them growing properly is low.

How was the article?

I forgot to take a picture of the beets this time. But they are growing well. Let's meet again in our next vegetable garden diary.