Had been the field after 2 year pause.
Found the burdocks are growing naturally.
Kind of miracle, isn’t it?
(I’ve heard you guys do not eat burdock roots, they are so good for your body though.)

I resumed tilling the soil with my friends called “Mr” and “Nami-chan.”
Who are as fancy as I am.

3 days after seeding, I checked the field and found out some buds on Mr’s ridge.

Let’s see what happens next.

 

 


Nandin tore its buds and spread little yellow flowers.

 


Kidney beans also blossomed.

 


Within only a month, they’ve rapidly grown about 210cm tall. They understandably seem skinny a bit. But not unhealthy.

 


Carrots are doing good, too.

 

Found the bloom of bellflowers. The rainy season set in here in Japan.

 


A young grass hopper hanging on wheat told me it’s time to crop.

 


So I cut down. 3 baskets of wheat.

 

Garlic
I also cropped garlic.

 

Bamboo is super versatile. So I use them to make a bean trellis. This time, I’m gonna take thin Japanese bamboos instead of fat Chinese “moso” bamboos.

 


Improvised kidney bean trellis. It’s about 2 meter high. Not so beautiful but it’s good enough.

 


At once, kidney beans began to entwine their vines.

 


I also put a permeable fabric on soy beans to protect them from bugs.

 

Wheat getting fatter and darker.

 

Burdock widely spreading their leaves. Looks nice. You may wonder we Japanese eat burdock roots.

 


But you know burdock root is a reservoir of dietary fiber, mineral and amino acids. Pretty good for your health. As a trial, I dug some of them. But they were still like babies. Some were thin and some were short. I decided to wait.

 


Found wheat filled nicely. I made new section for some crops today.

 

My aunt, who has a highly developed sense for plants came to help, again.

 


I call this brand-new section “section C.” I sowed soy beans, kidney beans, carrots, mustard spinach and some melons here. And just in case, I put a bird fence on them.

 


Found some blooms of nirin-sou. Cute.

 


Rape blossoms everywhere in the garden. It seems the veges “naturally” decided to start flowering rather than make their leaves and roots thick and fat.

 


So I picked some of these by-products and enjoyed them quite “naturally.”

 


I fried some and boiled some really really lightly. Because I wanted to enjoy the flavor and the texture these stuffs naturally have.