As I had mentioned in my previous post that it’s a good thing that Grandma doesn’t have any neighbor nearby since her chickens are very happy and vocal at times. She lives about 1 hour drive from us but mostly on the country road so it is a pleasant drive to visit her.
She has lemongrass and in few areas of her garden she grows papaya trees. It’s getting late into the summer and I don’t think her papaya trees will produce any fruit this year.
More papaya trees.
Chili pepper is a must to have in a Lao kitchen garden.
I was showing one of my coworkers the blue eggs and she said that she saw the strangest plant that I could blog about, she knows by know that I blog about anything. The lady at her church has a hanging plant in her front porch and it has white eggs hanging from it. She said that it was hard to the touch and her friend told her that it would change to various colors during the year and it’s called an Easter egg plant. I couldn’t picture the plant so I searched Google and the only thing that came up was the Easter eggplant and showed her the picture. Here is one that I took at the County Fair in 2008 and she said yes, it’s the same plant. I told her that I knew what it was, it’s a different breed from the Thai Eggplant and you could eat it. She asked if I would crack it open like an egg, I was amused by her comment.
It’s actually the same as the Thai Eggplant that Bo’s mom has in her garden here, just a different breed of it.
She grows rows and rows of soybeans.
Young Kaffir Lime trees.
She said that this is Pak Tum Nin in Lao language, I believed it’s the same as Pak Tum Luing in Thai language. The tip of the fruit will turn bright red when it is ripped.
Bitter cucumber plant climbing on a dead tree branch.
The ladder is used to pick string beans.
She has several persimmon trees in her yard, this is a nice view of her garden as well.