So, on our last visit to Thailand in October we bought various seeds – Bok Choy, Holy Basil, Kailan, Chinese Cabbage, Tomato and Chilli – which we planted in the many balconies at home. This involved buying about 100 kgs of soil and some 15 pots, getting the building mali to do the potting and transplanting. The Queen has been lavishing love and care on the plants to such an extent that some of them have grown large enough to be harvested.
|Thai Holy Basil|
So, a couple of days ago we had our first crop of home grown Chinese Cabbage. It’s organic, cholesterol free and fat free too!!! Sound like a bloody advertising campaign. Had it in a delicious stir fry with Shitake mushroom and Oyster Sauce.
|Chinese Cabbage 1st harvest|
|From pot to Wok. Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage with Shitake Mushroom & Oyster Sauce|
I can’t wait to eat the Tomato which is growing rather well. The Chillies are doing fine and have just flowered.
|Chilli. See flower in bottom right|
While this is slow, watching the plants grow, it’s quite exciting eating the stuff and it really does taste incredibly good.