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!
It’s been 10 weeks of gardening in my old washing machine! Can’t say that I’ve managed to grow enough food to feed my tiny frog self, but there’s been two satisfying harvests of basil for pasta sauce. Yep I trimmed the basil again this week as it’s been growing and branching rather rapidly. Snipped off… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 10
It’s been another week! Nothing really exciting happening in the tiny world of my trio, so just a quick peek: Oh, Happy August!
Here’s another quick peek at the guys in my washing machine planter: The sweet potato plant has toppled onto its side and most likely would start behaving like its climber self from now on. The basil continues to grow rapidly while the mint appears to be taking its own sweet time. It’s interesting that these… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 8
After six weeks of TLC on the planter, it was finally time for the very first consumption of the fruit of my labour. Or, more like a sampling actually. I cooked pasta over the weekend and snipped my basil for the sauce. Didn’t cry but felt rather happy even though it was just a tiny… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 7
It’s another weekly update on the trio of basil, sweet potato and mint in my washing machine planter. This is how they look like now: They are growing steadily, the basil is doing especially well. I am still not sure whether to prune it or just let it grow freely. Perhaps I shall cook something… Continue reading Washing Machine Planter Update – Week 6
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