It’s worse than I thought…Posted: June 22, 2009
(Weeds run amok. Or, where are the vegetables in this garden? Photo © 2009 by Robin)
This part isn’t quite so bad:
(Lettuces and bok choy. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
Bok choy, for those inquiring minds that want to know, is also known as the “white cabbage.” The stalk resembles stringless celery and the top is similar to romaine lettuce in appearance. I was reading somewhere that in Hong Kong markets there are over 20 varieties of bok choy available. I’m not sure which variety I’m growing (I’ll have to find the seed packet), but it’s very tender and tasty.
I spent a couple of hours in the garden, cleaning up the asparagus bed (barely visible in the first shot as the ferny fronds are blending in nicely with all the weed-greenery). I wish I’d brought the camera along on the second trip out there (after lunch) so I could show you the progress I’ve made. It’s going to take several days to get this mess cleaned up. Anyone want to volunteer to come over and help??
I also picked enough of the lettuces and thinned out enough of the bok choy to feed a small army. M and I had salad for lunch. We’ll be having salad with dinner, along with some steamed bok choy. There’s nothing like eating vegetables you’ve earned by growing them for yourself.