My sister Bee came by with vegetables from her garden.
I couldn’t resist and made Tum Mak Tang (Spicy cucumber salad) for lunch, freshly picked cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes are the best. It’s great with grilled chicken breast and Jasmine rice.
I like to chop my cucumber freestyle, the papaya scraper/shredder makes the cucumber too fine and mushy looking to me.
I like to use my telephoto lens to shoot video and photograph the garden. It compresses the background and makes everything looks nice and tidy. The only problem is having to step far back and I’m ending up in the neighbor’s yard and luckily my dad doesn’t have a fence.
My dad’s garden gets plenty of water, and the rains make things grow 10 times faster than normal in my opinion.
The bottom left are Thai chili peppers, and right are Thai eggplants.
The big ones are spicy already. I added 5 peppers in my Tum Mak Tang yesterday and it’s very spicy.
I love Thai eggplant and even like to add this to any types of Tum (Spicy salad).
My string beans are still knee-high and his already touch the sky.
He has long string beans already, just in time for my sisters’ visit.
His backyard sits on a hill, I wonder what his neighbors think of his garden.
My dad planted the regular cucumber this year. They do need plenty of water, and from the looks of it they got plenty.
The Asian corns.
The corns are very healthy this year, some stalks have 3 ears of corn.
I think this is a pumpkin.
My mom’s orchid is still blooming. By the time I got inside to take this picture it was dusk, not enough natural lightning. I played outside too long.