Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hooray! I harvested my first ripe strawberry delight yesterday before going to church. Super sweet and juicy! Cant wait for more to come!
Kao Kee Vegetables. They are growing well and I harvested the tender shoots for stir-fry together with my spinach so that the plants can become bushier.
One of the many clusters of Carolina Black Rose grapes. I gave the whole vine a good trimming so that the larger clusters can grow better :
Friday, October 14, 2011
This morning after all the work, I fixed up the nozzle and watered the garden. And we were so excited to make double rainbows with the fine mist. My boy was having so much fun.
Before all the fun, we planted some watermelon seeds.
And then some native daisy seeds.
I caught a snail and we studied it.
I spotted a spider web on the pomegranate tree and asked my boy to spray the web with water so we could see the fine water droplets.
Four stringless pioneer bean plants have emerged.
Harvested a big basket of pak choy.
And we harvested arum lilies and dutch iris bronze perfection plus a few plum tree twigs in our tall vase.
Monday, October 3, 2011
I have sown this patch with gai choy/mustard green and pak choy seeds towards the end of winter in August. They were growing at snail's pace until recently when spring came and the weather warmed up. They are yelling out to me to harvest them.
The spinach in the planter in front of the raised vege patch are almost ready too.
This flowering pak choy has overtaken Big Fig in its pot. Big Fig does not seem to grow well this spring, its leaves rather shrivelled and there is only one fig in sight. The flowers of pak choy is is mildly fragrant and an attraction to bees. I am letting the seed pods formed so I can harvest more pak choy seeds.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
My son and I bought some alfafa seeds and it was really fun watching the seeds germinate and grow from pale seedlings into green leafy sprouts. I had prawns & alfafa sprouts sandwich for breakfast. My son does not enjoy vegetables (though I do force him to eat) so he just had a biteful of my sandwich and decided to stick with his toast with orange marmalade & cheese.
These are baby spinach which my son and I have planted. They have emerged but growing slowly in this cold weather. Well, spinach are cool season vegetables anyway.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I must admit I have been very very busy and have been neglecting my blog for a long time. Then the laziness got into me because I felt that I have so much to update and I have been procrastinating and procrastinating the many things I have to write. Anyway, I am really very excited about my Carolina black rose grape vine. It is growing mightily. Right now, it has gone up the trellis I have tied to the support of my pergola. I cannot wait for grape bunches to appear!!! Every time I look at the leaves, I feel happy. They are so healthy and large. I am even imagining using them to wrap glutinous rice!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My 6 snow peas are towering, flowering and fruiting.
The chilli fire plant looks a bit haggard but I think it will pick up when weather warms up. I have removed the plastic around it and the fleece above it which I used in winter to protect it from cold, winds and frost.
This little rosemary bush is doing well. I propagated it from my original rosemary plant. It does not get much sun and had powdery mildew at times. Not the problem has cleared and it is taking off at its site.
I harvested some yummy greens for dinner : silver beet
Here are the mustard greens (Gai Choy) and spinach growing under net. The spinach are so slow. I think once the weather warms up, it will take off and then start produce flowers instead.
I gave this tuft of lemon grass a hair cut. It was all brown and straggly. Wondering if it will be okay. Wondering if they will grow. All five clumps of lemon grass looked really bad after the winter. Come the next winter, I will have to protect them if they survive this season.
Planted coriander in Patch C where the kaffir lime and lemon grass are.
This little clump of chives (Gu Chye) is doing well and clumping after I harvested it. I intend to buy a few more pots to plant at this spot so I can cook up a dish with squids or fried bean curd.
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