Shiso: so she ended, the summer

Summer’s end.…from anticipation in May,
temptation in late June to early July,
satisfaction in August,
suspecting the transitory state of life in September,
realizing in October that it’s time to turn the heat on!
This post is only the (pictorial) progress of a couple of shiso plants in one summer. has a new “gallery” format. See what you think of the “mosaic tiling.”

A Shiso Watch—telling time in the garden

A garden, if only a few pots of plants, follows its own pace. In spite of the very hot dry weather during this past week, my herbs have produced a growth spurt. It was time to pinch the top growth of leaf pairs to encourage the plants to become bushy, and to stop early flowering. I look on this event as the first small harvest. And at least a simple lunch…

Wafu Spaghetti:
Shiso, Miso,
Tomato Pasto
with Cheese