Early summer garden

Early summer garden: morning glory

For 100 yen ($1.05), I bought this morning glory a few days ago. It’s already twining itself to the balcony railing. The tomato I planted a few months ago is producing quite well. The husband doesn’t like the thick and hard skin, but I find them tasty.

Balcony tomatoes

I’ve also started a bitter melon vine. It’s supposed to be super rich in vitamin C and beta-carotine. It makes a good pickle, and also tastes good combined with ground pork (though what doesn’t?).

bitter melon flower

And the saipan lemon tree is budding. The flowers smell so good. So far it isn’t fruiting much. The husband insists it needs hand pollinating.

saipan lemon buds


    1. So far the plant is growing very vigorously, and producing many charming yellow flowers. Still waiting on the fruits to develop. What do you add to the bitter mellon to make the soup?

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