August 12, 2012

Busy before Obon/お盆前で忙しい

Sorry, too busy to make a decent post.  Just photos and brief descriptions.
すみませんが、忙しくてまともな記事が書けません。写真と短い説明だけです。

Tomato plants in a steel shelf in the small yard around the house:
家の周りの狭い庭にあるスチール棚のトマト:



Aiko:
アイコ:

Plum-shaped, fleshy variety.
プラム形の肉厚な品種です。

Yellow Aiko:
イエローアイコ:


Fruit tomato:
フルーツトマト:

I don't know the exact variety.
正確な品種は知りません。

Two bocchan kabocha plants:
坊ちゃんかぼちゃが二本:

This is the biggest bocchan kabocha of the six.
6個のうち、これが一番大きな坊ちゃんかぼちゃです。

Another small one:
他の小さな坊ちゃんかぼちゃ:

One sweet potato plant:
サツマイモ一本:

The variety is Beni Azuma.
品種は紅東(ベニアズマ)。
I had planted another variety, Kintoki.  Sadly, this one wilted.
別の品種(金時)も植えたのですが、残念ながら、枯れてしまいました。

The road to my rented field:
借りている畑への道:

Just a tiny plot at the center (approx. 4 x 6 m)
中央の小さな区画(およそ4 x 6 m)です。

Okra flowers are very beautiful.
オクラの花はとてもきれいです。

Sicilian Rouge:
シシリアンルージュ:

Suitable for cooking, but we simply have them raw.
料理に適していますが、うちでは、生のまま食べています。
Beginner's Tomato:
ビギナーズトマト:

Relatively large.
比較的大きいです。
Pinky (sp?):
ピンキー:

Thin skinned.
薄皮です。
Tomatoberry:
トマトベリー:

Heart-shaped.
ハート型です。

Aiko:
アイコ:

Yellow Aiko:
イエローアイコ:

Momotaro Gold:
桃太郎ゴールド:

Momotaro:
桃太郎:

Still unripe.
まだ未熟です。
These photos are for my reference:
次の写真は私が参照するためのものです。





Edited to add these photos:
Little Summer Kiss:
リトルサマーキッス:
Koku Uma Tomato:
こくうまトマト:
Very big for a cherry tomato.
ミニトマトとしてはとても大きいです。

6 comments:

Ruminating Roy said...

I'm very jealous, Hiroyuki! Your plants all look to be doing quite well. I hope the kabocha come out nice and sweet.
Sadly, the extreme heat (41+ degrees Celcius!) has claimed all the plants I tried to grow this year. Hopefully this next spring I can get some Momotaro tomatoes to grow.
As an aside, I finally got to watch the Shinya Shokudo drama. It's such a great adaptation of the manga. Thank you for introducing your readers to it this past year!

Fräulein Trude said...

Your tomatoe plants are looking great. Ours are lacking warmth and produce lots of leaves and unripe fruits too - they are still not getting red or yellow at all. Next week hopefully we will have a bit of summer and some may get the kick.
As tomato-grower, husband sends best regards - I showed him your entry and he was thrilled. He managed to plant some tomatoes called Brandywine Pink - fruits need 100 days to get red/pink. Guess we will have our frist Bradywine Pink harvest in late autumn/early winter (laugh).

Hiroyuki said...

Ruminating Roy: Yes, I hope I can get the kabocha safe! I mean, we were flooded last summer, as shown in the sixth photo here:
http://hiro-shio.blogspot.jp/2011/08/shibazuke.html
and I lost all my kabocha!

Kiki: Thanks for the information. I've never heard of Brandywine. According to Wikipedia, it sounds like a very attractive variety.

(You can always take photos of your husband's tomato plants and post them to your blog!)

muskratbyte said...

Those are beautiful tomatoes! You have quite the "green thumb"!

YSC said...

Hiroyuki, your tomatoes look great! Were they sweet this year?

Fraulein Trude: If your Brandywine doesn't have enough time to fully ripen on the vine, you can pick them when the colour has started to change (I think 25% colour change is enough) and keep ripening them on your kitchen counter. I've been doing that because of the squirrels here and it seems to work pretty well!

Hiroyuki said...

muskratbyte: Thanks for your compliment, but I can never say that I have a green thumb because I know just a lot of local people here who have a greener thumb!

YSC: Yes, sweet as usual, but not just sweet but sweet and sour.