A Gratifying Feeling

I started a new hobby this year as I don’t really have one to rave about. It’s gardening! I’m such a grandma, so says my brother, but it’s what I’ve come to enjoy doing during my spare time.

I didn’t really research how to garden properly and so far I have been planting heirloom carrots, Menorca spinach, Korean cucumbers, Korean green peppers, and Korean perilla leaves.

There is a gratifying feeling when a fruit and vegetable starts to sprout to its full growth. I’m amazed how life starts with just one tiny, itsy bitsy seed.

Here’s a picture of my new cucumber starting to grow. I already have a full length cucumber (below), but this little guy didn’t get pollinated at the same time.

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Funny thing…I hate cucumbers but this will make some great Korean banchan (반찬, side dish) for my parents.

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