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Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) 藥蜀葵

Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) 藥蜀葵

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Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) seeds. 藥蜀葵的種子.

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Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) seed germination in about 6 days.  藥蜀葵的種子約6天發芽.

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Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis) has the first true leaf. 藥蜀葵小苗的第一片本葉!

Cold hardy perennial/medicinal herb/vegetable.  Easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pale pink flowers in summer to fall.   Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).   Propagate by seeds.   Medicinal part is the roots.  (Ancient Egyptians use the juice from the roots to treat cough and sore throat.   Tender leaves and flowers can be cooked and eaten as vegetable.

耐寒強健的多年生草花/藥草/蔬菜.   容易栽種.   最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.   夏秋間開淡粉紅色花朵.   花頗吸引蜂蝶.  頗為耐寒也尚耐熱.  成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  作為藥用的部位為藥蜀葵的根.  (古埃及人搾取其根的汁液來紓緩喉痛和咳嗽.)  其嫩葉與花朵可以做為蔬菜煮後食用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althaea_officinalis                          https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/药蜀葵                                                      https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1077/

Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻

Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻


Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle(Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻

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Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle(Urtica dioica) is flowering. 蕁麻/異株蕁麻植株開花中.

Perennial common herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  USDA Zones:3-10. Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds, rhizomes, division. Handling plant with care!  Wear gloves!!  It may causes skin irritation or allergic reaction when contact with skin. Fast growing and can be invasive.  Spring time people will harvest the tender leaves with shoot, wilt them in boiling water briefly, drain the water, add garlic then grind all meshed, delicious!  Contain high iron and calcium.   It has well know medicinal value. Often can find this is sold as herbal tea.

多年生常見藥草/蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  極其耐寒耐熱. 成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,地下根莖,分株等方式來進行.  避免直接與植株直接接觸! 要戴手套!! 植株被有細次容易引起皮膚過敏癢痛的反應. 生長速度快可能變成強勢植物.

歐美人春天時人們會去採嫩芽嫩葉燙過後與蒜頭用杵臼磨成泥來食補. 它有很好的藥效,春天的它還能拿來當蔬菜吃. 不過全株有惱人的細刺,採收要小心並戴上手套,並且要燙煮過水,細刺才會掉落無害時才能入口. 含很高的鐵質與鈣質. 歐美也有將其葉片/全株乾燥後打碎裝包成保健用的香草茶包使用的.  有農人會將農作物種植區外圍種一片除食用外也可用來防野生動物破壞農作物.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urtica_dioica                                     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1958/                                       http://cht.naturalnews.com/chtbuzz_buzz000475.html

September Garden 九月的花園

September Garden 九月的花園


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Summer Gentian (Gentiana septemfida 'Lagodechiana') 龍膽

Summer Gentian (Gentiana septemfida ‘Lagodechiana’) 龍膽

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Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower size is a bit bigger than thumb nail. 屁屁酢花徑比姆指指甲稍大些.

Oxalis simplex (Oxalis simplex) flower size is a bit bigger than thumb nail. 屁屁酢花徑比姆指指甲稍大些.

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Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera) 辣木

Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera) 辣木

Drumstick Tree seeds.(Moringa oleifera) 辣木種子.

Drumstick Tree seeds.(Moringa oleifera) 辣木種子.

Drumstick Tree seeds germination.  (Moringa oleifera) 辣木種子發芽.

Drumstick Tree seeds germination. (Moringa oleifera) 辣木種子發芽.

Drumstick Tree seeling showing the leaves.(Moringa oleifera) 辣木實生苗出葉了.

Drumstick Tree seeling showing the leaves.(Moringa oleifera) 辣木實生苗出葉了.

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Drumstick Tree 1yr old seeling showing the shoots after long stay indoor over winter finally got spring sunshine! (Moringa oleifera) 一歲大的辣木實生苗經過長時間室內過冬,才享受了春陽高照便出很多葉芽了.

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Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera) flower buds are forming! 辣木的花苞形成了!

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Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera) is flowering! 辣木開花了!

A good food source in hot and dry area.  Very easy to grow from seeds!  Leaves can be harvested and cook as spinach for food, highly nutritious!  Hardy and drought tolerant.  USDA Zones: 9-11.  Mature size:30′-40′(H) and (W).  Fast growing, some grower said 10′ a year.  Very productive edible tree!  You can get its edible seed pods in some supermarkets, too!   It also has been used in medicine, fuel and much more!

由於葉片所含的營養很高它的生長速度很快又容易種植於熱旱的地區,越來越多的國家已經投入研究及種植.  它不耐寒.  成熟株高30-40呎高及寬幅.  生長之快速每年可達10呎之高.  產量非常高的可食性植物!  超市有見到嫩種莢在蔬菜區販賣. 它還有藥用,燃料及其他的實用價值!


See Moringa seeds can filter water – (Time Lapse)

Reference links:  參考資料網站:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%BE%A3%E6%9C%A8                                                                                             http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%BE%A3%E6%9C%A8%E7%A7%91

Chayote (Sechium edule) 佛手瓜

Chayote (Sechium edule) 佛手瓜

Chayote (Sechium edule) 佛手瓜

Chayote (Sechium edule)– male flower and fruiting squash, ants are getting the nectar 佛手瓜雄花與所結的瓜, 螞蟻們在享用其花蜜


Chayote (Sechium edule) -- female flower 佛手瓜雌花

Chayote (Sechium edule) — female flower 佛手瓜雌花

Chayote (Sechium edule) harvest time! 佛手瓜收成了!

Chayote (Sechium edule) harvest time! 佛手瓜收成了!

Chayote (Sechium edule) is native in Mexico.  It is an annual vine here in cold climate, it is perennial vegetable in warm climate.  Its shoots and fruit are vegetable.  Very easy to grow in any full sun to partial shade location in moist soil with support to cling on.  Plant has male and female flowers.   Male flower is small with 5 pale yellow petals and yellow centre.  Female flower with a tiny undeveloped mini squash.

Squash can be cooked for stir-fry, soup… Its fast growing tender shoots is great for stir-fry.

In late summer to fall the squash can be harvested when the outside layer is tender.   When squash got harvest late the outside layer is tough, when you cook the squash you will need to peel the layer.   There is a seed in the squash.   When you place the squash in sunny location such as window sill indoor, the seed will start to sprout.   Then you can plant the sprout squash in the pot or ground to grow.

佛手瓜是容易栽種生長快速的不耐寒多年生草本藤蔓.  嫩莖葉可摘下炒食,稱為龍鬚菜.   雄花和雌花外觀不同,雌花有迷你的未授粉的小瓜很容易辨認,雄花則無小瓜連著.     瓜應在成熟後外皮尚嫩時收成,這時可連皮煮食;倘若收成太晚瓜皮變粗硬則應削皮再煮.  可炒或煮湯的很多料理的方法.

要種的話取成熟度較高外皮較硬的瓜,裡面的種子較為成熟適合用來種植.  將瓜放在有光線溫暖的室內靠窗處讓它裡面的種子發芽,發芽的瓜可以種在大盆或是地植在適當的地方,最好是全日照到半日照的環境,保濕並需有支架供其攀爬.  很快就有瓜可收成.

Zucchini Bread夏南瓜核桃仁蛋糕

Zucchini Bread
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3 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Cups grated zucchini
1 Cup chopped walnuts
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F (165 degree C).
2.Mix well all ingredients and pour the batter into a cake mold or 2 small bread molds and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the top is golden and center is cook through.
3.Let it cool so it is easy to slice.




和在一起成麵糊後放在烤模裡烤. 烤箱要先預熱華氏325度(或攝氏165度)烤個45-60分鐘要看表面微金黃有烤熟透就行,放冷後切片享用!

黃色夏南瓜收種了Get seeds from my yellow zucchini

黃色夏南瓜收種了Get seeds from my yellow zucchini
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This zucchini was growing since July 20…so it was time to pick and get seeds for next year growing use. This plant had more than 20 zucchini so far and still counting. As you can see, there are around 200 seeds from this zucchini. I don’t have space for so many plus I am not going to grow so many. Any one want to trade/exchange your different produce seeds for my yellow zucchini seeds?

這條黃色夏南瓜從7月20日長到現在,是時候切下取種子留著明年種了. 目前收了超過20條瓜而且還在長. 你可以看到這條約取出200顆的成熟種子. 沒有足夠的地加上也不想種太多棵. 有人想要交換我家的夏南瓜種子嗎?