Monday, February 16, 2009

Komatsuna Lookin Good

Last year I planted my Komatsuna in the wrong part of the season. They wilted due to the heat and really never regained thier strength. Coupled with the fact that my wife hasn't been all that interested in the garden last year, things did take a turn for the worst. Nevertheless, I have pushed on and once again I planted my Komatsuna this past Dec; Suprisingly enough, they have not only took hold in the bed, they have produced new edible leaves after every snipping. The funny thing about all of this is the fact that until today my wife was kind of turned off by these things, until I asked her what do they use Komatsuna with in Japan. Being that is her native land, The word Komatsuna struck a nerve with her and she immeditely became interested in the garden. Now the light bulb is on in my head and I have finally found a way to get her interested in maintaining this garden with me this year. Komatsuna is a spinach type plant that grows very fast throughout the year and can be used in salads, stir frys and pickling. I picked a good bounty this afternoon and she is already using it for soup. AWESOME!!!!!!


ChristyACB said...

Congrats on the light bulb moment with your wife!

I too, have found that the best success with converting and exciting my family is through a sentimental tie. It works!

ATW said...

Christy ironically it's working. Her enthusiasm has actually gone viral, she is planting everything and has even started our greenhouse in the sunroom;)