It’s another biweekly update. Nothing really exciting has happened, except that it has been raining a lot, like everyday, lately. Not too great for my plants I guess. They are not growing as much as before. So just a quick peek for last week: And this week: Yup, their growth seem to have slowed down… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 17 & 18
I missed last week’s update. Here it is: And this week’s: The basil and sweet potato keep on growing up, up and out. (Wonder if they were trying “away” too?) Mint is going slow after last week’s trimming. Partly it’s recovering and partly not getting much sunlight from the shades of sweet potato’s larger leaves:… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Weeks 15 & 16
Found some epsom salts in the pharmacy and fed my plants some salt solution earlier this week. Looks like the mint likes it: The leaves of the mint grew to twice the previous size! The sweet potato plant’s leaves have gotten a lot bigger too, but the primary stem has wilted off. The basil is… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 14
I harvested the basil for cooking last weekend. The mint seems to be catching up. The sweet potato too, sprouted a new shoot that is growing rather quickly: Alright, just a quick peek this week.
Just another quick peek at the trio in my washing machine planter: Looks like the basil stole the limelight in this picture. And that, of course, means it’s time to get cooking!
Since I posted about the bitter melon vines in Bottled and Up over a month ago, there has been quite a bit of reproduction activities going on. Let’s have a look: Tiny bright yellow flowers appeared! There were male and female flowers, with the female bearing a tiny fruit-to-be at its base but not the… Continue reading Mini Bitter Melons!
So besides growing food, I do venture into other businesses. Another small project that I did recently was re-purposing some used bottles to plant mini bitter gourd seedlings. They came from a strange vine that appeared in my backyard a few months ago. The main suspect is a bird, which had probably dumped a seed… Continue reading Bottled and Up