March 18, 2013,
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Yesterday, I planted my bitter melon seeds in my basement.
I know, from now till May 25th at least, it will in my basement. For 2 months, I will be watching these seedlings like a hawk. But hmm...who cares, I love my bitter melon. I planted at least 5 plants last year, and it was superb in my backyard.
My dear aunt grab all the young leaves for Filipino soup, while I am loving it for the the fresh stir fry. I did few not expect a lot of fruits, but the heatwave last year made this happen. Tons of bitter melon fruits...and guess what, even the creatures in my backyard did not like it. Mr. Squirrel leave it alone, as he happily munch on the cherry tomatoes. Raccons, skunk, birds leave it alone.
And yes, lots of bitter stir fry for me.........hear that squirrel...for me!
I read somewhere that this fruit helps prevent Type 2 Diabetes, good...because I like my Boston Cream!
And yes, I will be planting this one again for season 2013....so, what are you planting this season?