1. Lady's fingers or Okra
six of them
2. Lady's fingers or Okra
banana pisang tanduk ~ at one end
sweet potatoes ~ at the other end
3. Lady's fingers or Okra
a pair between basil and white chilies
Very much visible are young marigold and a few spinach
the first six ladys fingers
The vegetable bed in the first two photographs was once our compost pile. I never had a machine to churn compost. Leaves, grass cuttings and leftover veggies were all piled up on the ground. After months, decomposition brings the pile down, At the right time, we clear up the place and turn it into a little vegetable garden bed.
One end is occupied by pisang tanduk, our latest banana inclusion in the garden. On the other end is sweet potatoes. Banana will take the whole year to bloom and bear fruit, and sweet potatoes require half a year to swell with tubers in the ground. We are following the growth of banana closely. Sweet potato is grown for the beautiful leaves. At this stage, it serve as ornamental.
Six lady's fingers were featured two weeks ago when they were still young at 4 - 5 leaves. The stems were slender then, and the space in between plants was very obvious. Now, the gaps are all closed up, leaves touching leaves, and in short lady's fingers really span the vegetable bed. Grasshoppers do make their presence felt by creating holes on the leaves.
Other than that, these little plants
are growing healthily at quite a pace.
The other four lady's fingers
The other four are placed on the much larger vegetable bed where brinjals and white chilies are. A pair is squeezed in between basil and white chilies and the other pair is between sunflower and asin-asin. These four are a little bit lanky, growing in a tighter space. But they are making real effort to squeeze through for more space to breath and extra height to bask in the sun.
I think they will soon bloom