The Veggie patch

What a bumper crop of veggie-rangolis! :)

The veggie patch


The community garden is open for business! Please reserve your lots before they get taken :)

wow wow latha u r getting sooo novel in bringing out diff ideas to keep us busy what a way to lead a website congrats!!!!!

Glad you like it Rani. :) I'll be honest with you here...I haven't seen very many bell pepper or other vege-rangolis. I have a pumpkin, gourd and an eggplant rangoli in my collection. I once made a garlic rangoli, but that was it. No varieties, and so thought of planting and harvesting some vegetables for all of us to enjoy. :)

thanks latha i've already started going through my kolam collection books hope i get some designs and modify a little bit because eeeadichaan copy aaa irukka koodaathey

heyyyy!!! ooooo lalalaa.. Lata.. super idea machi.. kalakuringa.. By the way.. Why brinjal is not there? its one of my favourite.. Can i plant brinjal? Pls thundu pottu idam pidichu kodunga lata!!!

Vidhya, I like your style of tamil a lot! I've adopted your style of speaking in my home since yesterday. My husband couldn't quite place it from where I had picked it up. I'm going to give him two more days to figure it out machi ;0

Brinjal is the first one on the left side. Eggplant is Brinjal, here in America. What to do Vidhya, after a few years here, one tends to start using the "newer" names. We call Ladies finger as Okhra. I thought I should mention it while we're still talking about eggplants. :)

ohh.. muttai chedi.. :D.. I got confused by seeing the name egg plant since egg comes from kozhi hehe .. Soon will upload one nice violet egg plant macha!! :)

I thought of planting lady's finger, but it is not in the garden. No place for it?

Is it you Lata in the above Photograph? I'm still in an impression that message posted by Admin was another person..
Sambanthame illatha oru kelvi kekurena? Enna panrathu namma eppothum last bench thaan...

Machaa , Machis , please reserve bitter gourdes for me!1

I too join the gourd wagon!

Regards! - mOhana

Yes Vinci, that's me. Admin is also me, most of the times (I'd removed the picture under my lata profile, and switched the one I had for admin, for my current lata profile). Bittergourds and gourds would be labeled accordingly, soon. Rajitha, since you've expressed an interest for Ladies finger (Okra) here, I'm gonna have to include it. One cucumber patch for Anirudh too :)

I've made a mistake. I shouldn't have included tomatoes in here, as they are actually fruits (scientifically). Maybe, I should create a fruit orchard too, one that would support berries for Anirudh, and tomatoes for Rajitha. :)

Thank you for concern lata, My lady's finger plant is already ready to grow. No problem for tomato plant, but you got an idea to engage all of us in ikolam. According to say "Mistakes are the portals of discovery" -- James Joyce (1882 - 1941), is that true know?

I have uploaded one rangoli and garlic rangoli, have you got both of them?

Tomato is a vegetable according to the US Supreme Court.
From -

Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit or, more precisely, a berry. However, the tomato is not as sweet as those foodstuffs usually called fruits and, from a culinary standpoint, it is typically served as part of a salad or main course of a meal, as are vegetables, rather than at dessert in the case of most fruits. As noted above, the term "vegetable" has no botanical meaning and is purely a culinary term.

This argument has had legal implications in the United States. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled the controversy in 1893 by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304)). The holding of the case applies only to the interpretation of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, and the court did not purport to reclassify the tomato for botanical or other purposes other than paying a tax under a tariff act.

Regards! - mOhana

Thanks Mohanji for the information. We always arguing with my friends about these issue. Thanks once again for calrifying.

Lathaji, will my tomoato plant grow in the garden?

Pumpkin for me lata... cos naanum oru pumpkin maadirithan iruken

:-O :-O ivlo peru queue la irukingala :-s.. enaku brinjal kolam poda time eh kidaidalai :((((((((( will try to upload within next week.. Lata time is there na? Mohanaji, statistical points on tomato was were informative n thanx for sharing... rajamma ji even though u call us machans / machis we cant call u like that.. becoz nanga lam youth pa youth hehehe

Tala can i have a tag on garlic plant? pileeesseeeee?

hai latha ...brinjal for me....

Yes Vidhya, there is time. Would one week from today be enough? I've you for garlic, and Rani for Brinjal/eggplant. :)
And machi, one more thing; here at ikolam, anyone who keeps creating belongs to the "youth" category of members. So thalaivare, you and I must keep creating, in order to belong to the so called youth group. Otherwise, the REAL youth group of ikolam would swallow us whole :0

Naanum youth thaan :O but this time I will not be able to take part in the veggie garden as the wedding is fast approaching and I have loads of guests next two months to top it all with my mom's housewarming also :O I will try and peep in once in a while though to see the veggies for sale - keep rocking ikolam members :)

Paavam the bellpepper is standing all alone with no takers... you dont worry ma I will plant something there

Yes! Pushpa to the rescue! I thank God for giving us kind souls. :)

(Pushpa, can you also help me place your label in a good spot? You had upload a rangoli which has all the veges in it. In the flower category, I had a wild flowers section, where I could place the "miscellaneous" items. But, here in the vege garden, I don't have such a plot, so where do I place the tag for it? Any idea? )

You think everyone will laugh at me if I place a "wild vege" patch somewhere here? :0

Lata I think you will laugh at me but how does "Avial" sound... a combination of veggies.. there u r laughing i know i know

I knew you would give me a good answer! "Avial" it is Pushpa. :0

Glad you liked it lata... also since you have the fruits section here, you can hv a "fruit salad" section as well or do uthink that can be placed in the avial section? imagine a fruit avial he he :) or u can combine it as Fruit salad/Avial

Fruit salad? I wonder if you uploaded anything of that sort yet :) The fruit section is temporary. It might split into mango and such, let's see. :)

Hmmm you never know ;) I am actually planning on that, a fruit salad kolam, that is the reason I suggested... actually I never knew it was going to be split but I guess u can wait until it is done

Well, in that case, bring it on. Who can prevent us from having a "Harvest party"? :)

Righto!!! will do that

Actually, what I mean is; please upload a kolam which you might refer to as fruit salad. But at the end of it all, you may be required to upload a picture of your real fruit salad, because we are going to "eat" it. Wouldn't that be more fun Pushpa? I might place a table here, and on the last day, after the release of all the vege-rangolis, we'll gather for a virtual picnic. Make sure to upload a picture of your fruit salad from a real container Pushpa, because that's going to be one of the item on the table. Ooh I can't wait...there's so much to do. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

enna nadakuthu inga?? Push ur n my egg plant will have a great time.. ( i yet to upload :( Tala pileeesss excuse me for taking so much of time.. but surely will upload before the garden opening.. rajamma ji nalama?

Tala u heard Ravan songs? My vote goes to Kata Kata n Ranjha.. Anyone else heard? pls tell me naaaaa

Vidhya, take it easy. Maybe you didn't read the older comments. You have 7 or 8 days to create it. And more if necessary. No, I haven't yet listened to Ravan songs. I'm always late in listening/watching the recent releases. :)

wow wow so much progress in our vegge garden....pushpa mam....semma ideas vachirukkeenga pole kaiiyile.....fruit saladaaam aviallaaam...kalakkunga kalakkunga.....

Tala i think now its night there.. u still sit n update things??? bowing in front of ur dedication...

Rani, I hope you're joining us in our picnic. If you are, what dish would you like to bring?
Vidhya, it's ok if you can't find the time to cook, hotel dosas are fine by us. Or else, buy a can of Coke/Sprite on your way. :)

So many interesting discussions going on here! I am still in a confusion - what to and how to make. I think i am going to miss to plant any veggie patch here but will not miss the virtual party :) முடிந்தால் நானும் எதாவது செய்து பார்ட்டிக்கு கொண்டு வருகிறேன். Is it ok Lata :)

Neenga illama party-aa? I automatically assumed that you would be attending Brindha. It would be nice if you could make something, but even otherwise, your presence here is greatly appreciated, always. :)

OFCOURSE LATHA....naan illama picnicaaaa....since it is a vegetable garden....i am thinking to bring mixed vegetable pulav..for our virtual garden....ok va....

Sounds good Rani. Thanks. :)

Lata as promised I sent my fruit salad kolam and bell peppers... first preference for the fruit salad is you... then the rest of the members will hv after your approval that it is worth serving the other members :) :)

Well I thought that I would not have enough time to contribute to this garden but as you know 'THE ONLY THING I CAN'T RESIST IS - T E M P T A T I O N". My contribution will be sweet corn and juicy ooty carrots :)

hai latha hope u would've received my fully grown pumpkin.for our garden...

hai latha....ladies finger rangoli from durga...on her behalf...for our veg garden....

Yes Rani, I got them. By tonight, you should see both of your labels, and one for Durga too. Got your eggplants Pushpa.

Have my carrots been planted too Lata :)

Judy, your carrots were planted a couple of days ago, but maybe you couldn't see them because they do grow underground ;) I've already eaten one of them, since it looked so juicy and tasty. :)

Finally, I am collecting vegetables for Avial :)

Lata sent a maakolam which I actually prepared for the normal entry but I felt it looked somewhat like onions so I changed the heading and sent. If you feel it is ok for the onion section use it for it otherwise pls use it for the normal entry... anything is okay with me as long as it reaches out to everyone

hai latha...hope u would've received my tomato and priyanka's carrot kolams...

Got the onions, Pushpa.
Yes Rani, I got both your veggies. Will add the labels tomorrow :)

romba nalaikapuram garlic plant nu onnu upload panen.. did u get latha? (idu garlic plant illa.. adu ipdi irukathu nu lam solla kudathu.. na podarathu than garlic plant.. na vaichathu than peru :))))))

I got your garlic plant, Vidhya. Trust me, I received it with both my hands extended, pretty much like receiving prashaadh. ;0

latha...sema nakkal thaan ponga....enna panradhu...bangalore thalaikku ikolam thalai vanangi thaan aaganum pole.

Bangalore thalai mattum illai Rani. Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Trivandrum, USA...ellarukkum vanangi vanangi mudhugu koonu vizhundhu pochu, en paati madhiri! :0
Idhukku mel vananginaal, yaar varaanga yaar poraangane kannu theriyadhu ;)
(ikolam appreciates rangoli uploads from Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Kolkata, Trivandrum and all of our USA members) :)

Lataji, i have uploaded carrot plant, have u got it otherwise i will send once again.

Rajitha, please call me lata, and it seems you didn't check the plant labels yet. :)

hai lata, I have sent mixed vegetables,have you got it ..

hai lata (sorry for calling lataji), I can view only last weeks veggie garden only, is there any problem with my browser

thank u so much for the confirmation lata.. Rani engayo gupu gupu nu pugai varudu pola :)))))))))))))

aiyyo aiyyo vidhya onnum puriyaada pappa madiri irukkiyennu enakku sirippu sirippa varudu... latha enna solraangannu koorndu gavaneenga...

Rajitha, try clearing your cache. Veni, I got your mixed veges. :)

u r right Rani.. onum puriyama irukurathunala than ella kashtamum.. i touch everyone's ft n ask sorry and always thankful for lata's support!!!

vidhya chellam...romba seriousaaga edutteengala...inge no erichal pugaichal samacharam at all...only enjoy others work and let others enjoy yr work avvalavu thaan...

senti romba jasthi aiduchu rani adan :))))...thanx for understanding Rani (Lata must be in angry dat i have not yet submitted my egg plant which i commited long backk.. really sorry thala.. this saturday if i dont submit u change my namee (iduku peru than over confi :D)

Hey Vidya we dont like u this way... always maintain your bubbly self... there are very less ppl like u dear

As u say push dear!!!!!

Lata hope u got my brinjal palnt (actually only brinjal.. not plant.. adjeeesss panikonga :))))

Ah!! Vids finally egg without plant has arrived is it? :))))))

edo ennale aduvavadu mudinjuthe... pushpa :))))))))))

lata have u recvd my vegtable rangoli yesterday? please include it . late aa aunpi irukken. sorry.too busy with my house hold work.

Ushaji how r u? Hows ur daughter's new laptop? Dell na?

hai vidhya we r fine. laptop is woriking fine. she is enjoying with it. waiting for counselling date for nivedhitha.she got 88%.

Please take your time in commenting for the veggie rangolis. We can follow the same procedure for commenting as we did for the flower/butterfly rangolis. The garden patch icon seen in subsequent pages on the right-vertical bar should lead you to the veggie-patch page site wide.

If you are looking for the flower-garden rangolis, please click the kitty-"its planting time" icon from the front page. If you have questions, post them in the blog area. Enjoy! :)

Lata thanks a million for all the effort you put through to give us this visual treat... all the kolams are beautiful... Lata a few of the kolams I am not able to view like cucumber-anirudh, Rajamma maam bittergourd etc... is there something wrong with my comp??

Tx Lata dont know how i missed seeing this... i was too eager to see the kolams that I missed reading the entire thing i guess... btw even Okra-Rajitha maam is also not working just for your information

Thanks for the reminder Pushpa.
Rajitha, I don't see an okra (ladies finger) rangoli in your account. I do see a freehand rangoli titled "simple rangoli" which happens to be a regular one (with flowers). :)

sorry lata/ pushpaji...i am yet to upload the cucumbers ....will make it over this weekend.

Even I was surprised to see that no link to okra. I am uploading the file once again. Tonne lots of thanks to you for giving our minds to work and bring out our creativity. Really very well done, also give more opportunities like this.

I think this is strawberry not litchi

lata is there any place for me dear ?

i commented for the above for Brindha in Lychee I think the picture is strawberry

Priya, that is Lychee only. the outer appearance will look line strawberry but it will be in pink colour, whereas strawberry will be in Dark Red colour.


I'm so sorry Dr.Rekha, I haven't been checking comments left in old pages like sorry. Ofcourse, you're welcome anytime, anywhere. :)

I'm not sure if anyone else has asked a question directed towards me, or waiting to hear back from me regarding anything that pertains to this site, but, in case you feel ignored, let me know so I could atleast apologize. I'm going through a tough working lifestyle nowadays and unfortunately haven't been upto-date with keeping up with this site's maintenance. I'm hoping to do better in July.

Lata Thanks for ur concern .Lata please please don't feel sorry i know how difficult to maintain home front office and this site for u .Sometime for me also time management becomes very tough .Don't worry i just asked.Lata by the way i have uploaded my H.W given by suba .I want to know whether it is uploaded properly .If yes then request to publish otherwise my friends will feel that i am fooling with them dear .

Dear Admin/iKolam members,

Can anyone let us know how to view the kolam/rangoli in this section.

thanks in anticipation,