The extra okras I gave to Noni and my son's MIL when they came for a visit. The rest were blanched and with Ulam Raja (cosmos caudatus shoots) were eaten with sambal belacan for lunch with the Hot Basil squids and a grilled fish...
Today's harvest of the last pak choy (white stem), some kangkungs (water spinach), kacang renek (they seemed to look like long beans but they dont climb like them though) and long beans, more okras and sayur manis/cekur manis....for tomorrow's or next day's lunch! The cekur manis I will mix with pumpkin and its shoots to cook sayur lemak (veggies in coconut milk) - its one of my favourite dish.
2 pots of newly planted beans were attacked by swarms of aphids...looking at them makes my hair stands. Manually squeezed them everyday, though the next day they will be there again, it was so frustrating! But then when I put some eggshells in the pots, they seemed to dissappear althogether! Well...they didnt dissappear forever, but came back after a few days though this time, it was less than before.
sayur manis/cekur manis before harvesting
A lush bush of Thai basil given 3 sprigs originally by my friend Noni, though now hers has since perished - are my source of fresh herbs in some simple Thai cuisines like Hot Basil squids/prawns or Manggo/Papaya salads....love their fresh fragrance!
So happy gardening to all!