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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

KAILAN 'NOVA'

This is one of my experiment this season, growing kailan 'Nova'.
I bought the seeds online.
I have never grown this vegetables before.
I have no idea about the growing's practice.
So I grew the same way like as my other Brassica.
Just sowed on the seedling tray, then transplanted on to bigger container.


Actually I don't know when is the best time to harvesting them.
So six weeks after transplanting, I picked some for our dinner.
The taste is good, and the texture is fairy crispy.


I'm sure that my kailan is far from a perfect result.


It could be better then my harvest this season.
As far, there were no serious bugs that infested this plant.
Only aphids that come and make a little problem.
I didn't find caterpillar or mealy bugs on it.


Now, I should learn how to grow this vegetable.
And also, how to cook this vegetable too...


22 comments:

  1. How did you end up cooking it?

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    1. Stir fried with garlic and oyster sauce. I should make experiment on cooking this vegetable.

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  2. Looks kind of like some type of collard. I have boiled similar greens and then fry them with pepper, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and a touch of vinegar.

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    1. Yes, I think so. I have ever seen picture of collard, it almost similar to my kailan. Maybe it just different name for a one type of vegetable, although it may in different variety.

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  3. YUMMMM!!!! This harvest looks fantastic Endah! I have used something similar shredded in soup! And the thick stems I used in place of the common celery in my soup! It was delicious! Happy gardening to you!! Nicole xo

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    1. Thank Nicole. Actually I have no idea how to cook it. I should try your recipe. Enjoy your day and happy gardening too!

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  4. Salam Endah,

    Kalau di sini, kailan masak sama ikan masin... yum yum! Di sana bagaimana?

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    1. Sepertinya enak. Saya belum bereksperimen banyak dengan sayur ini. Mungkin dimasak dengan cumi lada hitam sedap ya...

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    2. Wow cumi lada hitam! Sedap bangat deh!

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    3. Kalau pakcoy dengan cumi lada hitam, pasti kailan-cumi lada hitam juga sama enaknya... :)

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  5. Betul tu kalau goring ikan masin sedapp...

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    1. Jadi ingin coba resepnya kak Mala... sepertinya sedap betul...

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  6. Sounds great. It is very healthy one. It is more healthy since it is home vegetable!

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    1. Thanks John. You're right. All from our own garden must be better and more healthy.

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  7. I love to boil it and then fry it with oil. How do you cook this Nova Endah?

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    1. The shredded leaves are stir fried with chopped garlic and oyster sauce. I will make an experiment, with this vegetables and anchovy fish.

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  8. Waww... Kailannya oke Bu Endah.. Sembari membayangkan cah kailan Bu Endah, :)
    cepat sekali ya? enam minggu sudah bisa dipetik.

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    1. Terima kasih. Dibuat cah kailan atau cah kailan cumi lada hitam. Sedapnya... Ya, pertumbuhannya cukup cepat. Di persemaian sekitar 3 minggu, saat di pindah ke pot yang lebih besar, pertumbuhannya sangat pesat. Yang ditanam di pot kecil hasilnya kurang bagus.
      Sepertinya dipanen masih baby lebih bagus lagi, batangnya masih crispy. Mungkin sekitar 3-4 minggu setelah pindah tanam panennya.
      Terima kasih sudah mampir.

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  9. Digoreng sama ikan masin atau ikan jeruk tenggiri atau ikan bilis pun enak

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    1. Ya, betul kak Mar Itu sudah ada dalam agenda saya. Experiment berikutnya... Sepertinya sedap sekali tuh...

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  10. Very fresh! I have lost my pak choy to snails! They are just so pesky!

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    1. Yes, they are. My brassica's seedlings are also eaten by the snails. That's really annoying

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