I have always been envious of the vegetables Gary's parents grow in their home garden. Ever since they retired some one and a half years ago, they've put their hearts into their edible garden. There are rows and rows of Kai Lan or chinese broccoli, cool cucumbers on the vine, chinese herbs for making soup, big juicy zucchinis, flavoursome beans, hot chillies, coriander, chives, shallots and lots more.
My mother-in-law told me they haven't bought veggies for a long long time. My father-in-law even built a green house to keep the veggies warm in winter and keep birds and other little veggie munchers away.
My inlaws use this to make soup. I don't have a clue what they're called!