four pots alongside the house
the picture was taken on a hot sunny noon. The cages were placed on top, to discourage cats from enjoying their poo-time right on the soil. The pots had earlier nurtured the stages of growth for cabbages.
Nine kale seedlings on raised bed on a hot sunny noon.
Too small to see them, but the shadow of the photographer is big. Is that bangchik?
close-up of Kale
coming to the fourth leaf
another little kale
These are known as kale or kailan, the bluish green leafy vegetables. We grew these few years back. The plant is quite hardy and is able to withstand the hot noons. From the past experience, kale or kailan takes longer time to mature, more than pak choy. But within two months, dinner can be planned with kale as star-menu.
Rains are shying away these few weeks, leaving the ground dry and dry. So watering has to be the standard; twice daily, morning and evening...... The seedlings are now getting used to the new environment after transplanting. The roots will surge and grip hard to provide stronger foundation for bigger and heavier weight at the top. For now, I expect pests to leave kailan or kale alone.......
earlier post: Introducing Kale into the garden.