Think the last time I remember eating tou miau was about 4 years ago! Back then I had started to grow my own farm as a way to add some greenery to my little space in Tokyo.
This spring, I thought of having tou miau again. Think I had a phobia after the flies attacked my farm the last time!
So I approached tou miau with a bit of optimistic caution this time. After all, I thought a little variety in vege would be good. After cutting off the sprouts for 2 rounds of stir fry, I placed it in a plastic container and filled it with some water.
I placed this indoors, but next to the balcony. I checked on it to be sure that no flies came towards it! I even tried to make sure there was as little water as possible in order not to attract any pests of any kind, but enough to let the seed sprout.
After about 3+ days, it looked like this. You can imagine why it looked like that.
The next day I turned it towards the opposite direction, hoping to rectify the angle. It did look a little better. I also added more water since I was quite happy nothing bad has happened. And the next day I was greeted with a lot more growth!
Unfortunately, I had plans to fly back this weekend. So I had to pass it to Erike (the pic above is Ako-san, Erike's friend) to take care of of it while I'm away. I told her that if she would like to harvest it before I'm back, she can have some nice stir fry with garlic.
Since we had a bible study today, I brought it along to pass to her. We had a good chat about taking care of plants over lunch. My spaghetti looked so unappetizing that I was so tempted to pluck some of the young pea sprouts to add to my lunch!