My Vegetable Pechay

@ilocosboy (33300)
Philippines
November 14, 2017 10:59pm CST
They're grown now and just right to harvest. Actually yesterday I took few leaves of pechay and put it to my soup based beef broth. That was my first harvest of the vegetable. Its nice when you have vegetable backyard gardening because you can always have something to pick when your fridge is empty. The good thing of your own garden is that you can grow it according to your preference. If you want it to be organic, you can always do it. Next day I will gather some leaves of pechay again.
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@andriaperry (33282)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
Yes I love having a garden too.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
What do you usually plant in your garden? Mine include tomatoes, okra and eggplant.
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@aureliah (3849)
15 Nov
You are assured of some freshness in your meals everyday.
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
@aureliah Indeed I am
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@TheHorse (52932)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Nov
We have started growing snow peas a the preschool where I work. They do well in Winter in Berkeley.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Its really fun to have vegetable garden around the house
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@responsiveme (14458)
• India
15 Nov
I unfortunately do not have a veggie patch anymore but I agree it's the best way to eat organic veggies. This looks like spinach but I guess not...Some difference
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
If I'm not mistaken the English term as Chinese cabbage.
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@averygirl72 (14122)
• Philippines
15 Nov
I experience planting and harvesting pechay in our front yard. It's a happy experience
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
The feeling is always fulfilling.
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
15 Nov
Vegetable is good for helth
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Indeed especially when it is grown organic
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@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
15 Nov
that looks like our local Pak choy veggie, except the leaves are smaller
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Yeah I think that is the name also.
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@Emmlex1000 (1417)
• Lagos, Nigeria
15 Nov
Vegetable is food to the body system which build the hormones
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Yes that's why I always have vegetable garden. Soon my tomatoes will have fruits too.
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@aureliah (3849)
15 Nov
I love vegetables and especially when they are straight from the garden. Now living in the city I do not have the privilege of owning a kitchen garden.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Maybe this is one good thing of living in the rural, we can just grow the vegetable we want to have.
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@aureliah (3849)
15 Nov
@ilocosboy And pick them whenever you want. they are not fed with pesticides.
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
If there are pests eating the leaves you can plant garlic or onions in between
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@YrNemo (8744)
15 Nov
I wish I could do something similar. The weather here could be harsh suddenly, that end up killing almost anything green and not in giant tree form (the very hot wind from the desert about 45degrees C, 113F! Imagine having that sort of winds for a few days every week for a few weeks!)
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
that could really wither subsequently dying the plants, its too hot for the vegetables to grow. You will some greenhouse to grow them, but greenhouse could be so costly.
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@YrNemo (8744)
15 Nov
@ilocosboy We checked the cost, a small one already close to the thousand dollars (US) mark. Too ridiculous! Yet we saw some Chinese overseas students's parents, lovingly planting plants from seeds, and covered the young plants with newspapers. Quite hilarious but the plants did grow to our surprise. (They had to water the plants several times a day during warm weather!)
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
That is so expensive there, I water the plant only once a day particularly in the afternoon.
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@ridingbet (38080)
• Philippines
15 Nov
i really love this leafy vegetable. when i was not sick of RHD, i would cook this with a can of local sardines, and put much broth in it. until i knew dark green leafy vegetables were not allowed for me, i had to just eat the stalks.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
are there any vegetables that is good for you?
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@ridingbet (38080)
• Philippines
18 Nov
@ilocosboy any vegetables as long as it is not green and leafy type.
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
18 Nov
Oh okay, katuday is good for you then, also the purple string beans.
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@tusziget (254)
15 Nov
That's awesome.They look beautiful.It is always a very pleasant feeling to have your own vegetables from your own garden.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
Its always a great feeling to be in your own garden.
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@tusziget (254)
16 Nov
@ilocosboy Totally agree.I would like to have my own garden.I think,I would be spending half of my free time in the garden.
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
yeah that is a good hobby for you. Right now I am spending one fourth of my day in the garden.
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@lady1993 (15739)
• Philippines
15 Nov
that vegetable looks quite healthy. we have veggies in our garden too but not that many
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
that is really healthy, I have grown it from my garden, I used organic fertilizer for it and the only time I used manufactured fertilizer is in the basal.
@lady1993 (15739)
• Philippines
16 Nov
@ilocosboy wow, that must be so delicious. my mom uses dried leaves as fertilizer though, what do you use?
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
there is a compost pit that I made and there I got the soil with dried leaves and animal waste.
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
16 Nov
We do not have those leaves here and anyway I do not grow vegetable but fruits.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
I also have some fruits here
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@allknowing (55812)
• India
16 Nov
@ilocosboy I know about it. You are indeed a great gardener
@Kandae11 (27220)
15 Nov
It looks familiar. I am not sure if it has another name in the Caribbean.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
Cabbage is the generic name though other country call it pak choi.
@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
It's always good to be able to pick vegetables from your own garden.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
Its always good to pick from your own garden.
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@kepweng (6407)
15 Nov
i think these is good plants for person who is suffering in Stroke!
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
really, wow that I didn't know, maybe I have to explore this, I will plant more.
• Philippines
15 Nov
I ENVY YOU, my okra doesn't have pods yet and for some reason the dog already chew out of its leaves
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Ha ha better put some bamboo fence in the garden.
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@shivamani10 (10791)
• Hyderabad, India
15 Nov
I like this vegetable garden very much. When we were living in a province we were maintaining a good variety of vegetables as well as green leaves. We were not even maintaining any fridge. The city life has changed the life totally.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
This is the reason why until I prefer rural living instead of city life.
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@Madshadi (4932)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Nov
I wanted to do that last year but I was concerned with cats pooping in my garden all the time. This year I am planning to get a covered growing stand. And a gardening 101 book.
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
15 Nov
Fence will keep that cat away. Go for it buddy.
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@ladymug (35)
15 Nov
Is that your actual pechay plant? The leaves look healthy. I've tried planting some also, a couple of weeks ago,but the leaves were almost eaten out by insects. Do you use insecticides for them?
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
This is my actual plant of petchay. Its not advisable to use insecticide. Try this tactic: plant onions or garlic in between the cabbage.
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16 Nov
@ilocosboy Thank you for that tip. I will try it when I'll plant pechay again. I was thinking is it useful because the onions are considered natural antibiotics?
@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
16 Nov
onions and garlic is also the natural anti-pest control
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