Category Archives: Gardening

planting, growing, enjoying herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits

HOW TO GROW YELLOW SQUASH – CACH TRONG BI VANG TAI NHA

HOW TO GROW YELLOW SQUASH – CACH TRONG BI VANG TAI NHA They are really close cousins. I am talking about zucchini and yellow squash. The green of zucchini always compliments the yellow of the squash. They are picture perfect … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW ZUCCHINI (COURGETTE) – CACH TRONG BI NGOI TAI NHA

HOW TO GROW ZUCCHINI (COURGETTE) – CACH TRONG BI NGOI TAI NHA First you need to know what it is. The American name is “zucchini” while the English tend to call them courgette. The shape is some-what long like a … Continue reading

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GROWING HYDRANGEAS – TRONG HOA CAM TU CAU

GROWING HYDRANGEAS – TRONG HOA CAM TU CAU In many Asian cultures, (I know in China and Vietnam) the flowers have their own special meaning. . When you are making introductions with Westerners, you say your name then formally follow … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO GROW TOMATOES THIS SEASON – TRONG CA CHUA TAI NHA

LAST CHANCE TO GROW TOMATOES THIS SEASON – TRONG CA CHUA TAI NHA If you haven’t planted any tomatoes this year, this is the last chance. I cannot let you miss the tasty and juicy tomatoes that my husband and … Continue reading

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GROWING LEMONGRASS AT HOME – TRONG XA TAI NHA

GROWING LEMONGRASS AT HOME – TRONG XA TAI NHA I grew up eating my mother’s food flavored with lemongrass like braised chicken with lemongrass and chili (ga kho xa ot), pan-seared chicken with lemongrass (ga chay xa), fried fish with … Continue reading

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GROWING GARLIC – TRONG TOI TAI NHA

GROWING GARLIC – TRONG TOI TAI NHA I have many recipes and associated pictures ready to post but I need to postpone them for this article on garlic because my husband and I just harvested our first garlic bulb today. … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW MINTS AT HOME – TRONG RAU HUNG LUI

HOW TO GROW MINTS – TRONG RAU HUNG LUI We were given a mint plant by our niece 2 years ago. We kept it in the original container but it did not do too well. It showed a lot of … Continue reading

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GROWING BEAN SPROUTS AT HOME – Trong gia tai nha

GROWING BEAN SPROUTS AT HOME Trong gia tai nha I am so thrilled with the results. Finally I am successful. I could shout, “EUREKA!” In Vietnam, not many people grow bean sprouts at home. Some farmers, along with my youngest … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW CHIVES (HE)

HOW TO GROW CHIVES (HE) Chives are cultivated both for their culinary uses and their ornamental value; the violet flowers make a lovely contribution to any landscape. Chives are widely used in Europe and Asia. In Vietnam, we use chives … Continue reading

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HOW TO GROW THAI BASIL (hung que, rau que)

HOW TO GROW THAI BASIL (hung que, rau que) Thai basil has licorice-flavored leaves with purple stems and flowers. The name might suggest that Thai basil is from Thailand. That is not true. It is all over Asia. My parents … Continue reading

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