Germinating indoor is useful during rainy season, where one can guarantee seeds let out roots and leaves popping up, and not washed away by rains. Seeds are queuing up, taking turn to see the light of day. Roselle, ulam raja, chili centil, lady's fingers, keladi, basil, kangkung and cekur had gone to the ground, doing well so far. Spinach and brinjal are still in germinating trays. Lettuce and cabbage are in bigger pots now.
|SPINACH / BAYAM|
|CABBAGE / KUBIS|
Quite a coincidence, everytime I set out to grow cabbage, only four manage to survive. Once in Putrajaya home, another in Tanah Merah. As if cabbage seedlings understand that I only have four large shallow pots to keep them. Fresh mixed soil is ready for them and by middle of the year,
they should be ready for harvest.
These are from the same variety I grew in Tanah Merah. I wasn't as
ambitious as Tanah Merah days.
Only 8 lettuce this time.
|The last one to germinate, with yellowish leaves.|
|BRINJAL seedlings, bowing to the sun.|
A friend recently mentioned about not having green fingers, and another friend asked about three sisters concept and how to grow markisa from seeds. I wish to elaborate what is green fingers all about. About growing markisa, a click on the label, will lead to my previous adventure. In fact I have transplanted 4 markisa brought from Tanah Merah. The four seem to be doing fine.
The other day, we were discussing about transformation, through rebranding perspective. I am looking at my big backyard, visualisizing changes that will appear, with quickwins, harvests and giveaways. Transformation or rebranding exercise is about planning and seeing it through. My backyard garden is like a lab. The way forward should be realistic, and as a gardener I appreciate the two limiting factors; time and stamina, as I keep on visualising the eventual look of my little vegetable garden in Johor and as I keep germinating more seeds, and as I keep adding plants to the vegetable bed....
-bangchik and kakdah-