Showing posts with label potato leaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label potato leaves. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Update of All Sorts...

It has been another busy week. There were a few chores I had to finish for the garden - providing support for the climbing carolina black rose grape vine, weeding, netting the remaining unprovided peaches (from feathery looters), preparing ground for a new passion fruit vine, staking bean plants, pruning tomato plants, fertilising, decorating for Christmas....on and on...looks like it is not a few chores after all! Well we are still enjoying the brand new lawn and will continue to do so. Here I snapped Samuel and Marco having fun together. They were so cute!
The dietes. Arent they gorgeous? They are very common natives planted in multiple clumps for mass display. From far, they look like fluttering white butterflies because you can hardly see the green slender stems holding the flowers up.
Rather orchid-like.
I have successfully propagated a few aoeniums (wonder if the spelling is right or not) before pulling up the mother plant which look ugly. I have not decided what to do with the new plants yet.
The brown turkey fig tree right out of my dining window looks very healthy and it is having figs!!!
Here's the two pomegranate flowers. I am not diehard to eat any pomegranate from this tree which was left behind by the previous owner. It is a young handsome pomegranate tree. I just bought 3 large pomegranates for $5 and that's cheap! They are from USA. I realise these fruits are rather troublesome to eat though I heard they are very nutritious.
All my three sweet corns are flowering. Male or female I dont know. Having corns' more important haha...
My two-year-old gladioli are flowering again!!! So pretty while blooming but not so when they start to die down!
Yummy heart-shaped strawberry due to cojoining work!
And I love strawberry flowers! So delicate, so dainty, so sweet, so pretty!!!
Almost all my tomato silvery fir plants (7 in all) are flowering and fruiting. Yum Yum...
The kang kong's growing well in the new vege patch. So are the potato plants. And burdock too (hidden by potato).
Chilli fire plant fruiting crazily. I am going to harvest a big number of green chillies for pickles!
3 more beans yardlong have germinated at the site where the snow peas used to be.
I happen to take a picture of these two calendula seedlings exploding out of their seed hulls. Very nice.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hottest Week of the Century

Weather Forecast says this week could be Melbourne's hottest time of the century! Temperature is expected to be 41 degrees celsius today. I woke up really early despite late shopping the night before. Had to give the plants a good watering before the heat came. Yates Multi- Nutrient Plant Food was on sale and I bought a bottle for my garden babies. It is made up of Chicken Manure, Blood and Bone, Seaweed extract and Fish emulsion and providing Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorous for good plant health. I prepared 10L of it and fed all the plants before the sun came up fierce. Here's a picture of my first sunflower :
Here's the two gorgeous Mighty Red ripening daily :
The shallot in the pot has produced two clusters of flowers on tall stalks. Before the sac burst, it really looked like an alien waiting to erupt. Here's a close-up after the sac burst and I am anticipating the look of the opened flowers.
Surprisingly, found a caterpillar feeding on the potato leaves which I thought are poisonous.
The buk choy look so much better now since their growth is not hindered by tiny caterpillars feeding on them.
"All that mankind needs for good health and healing is provided by God in nature...the challenge of Science is to find it." - Paracelcus, the father of Pharmcology, 1493 - 1541