It's slightly over two months since we arrived here, Pasir Gudang Johor. Weather is getting slightly drier, no more daily shower around 5pm. The other day, cloud swelled heavy, indicating it's readiness to rain, then some how wind carried the whole heavy cloud away.... surprising. Neighbours Syed, Sanusi and Sahul mentioned about Jan and Feb being very windy, pointing out that Pasir Gudang International Kite Fest will always be held in February. This year, it is 15th to 19th February.
Our Vegetable Garden is really maturing now. A few weeks ago, roselle and lady's finger bent almost flat to the ground, as wind blew hard. But the next morning they sprang up like nothing happened. Wonderful to know how plants endure wind, sun and rain again and again. They are designed to survive. Judging by the number of seeds most plants produce, they really are programmed to last to the end of time.
|vegetable bed, okra, ulam raja and keladi|
|vegetable bed viewed from top left|
|sweet corns and pineapples|
|okra / lady's fingers / bendi|
|Lady's finger flowering|
Bayam has been harvested many many times, more for the neighbours than our own kitchen. Lady's fingers were attacked by black ants a week ago, and of course I fought back. Now lady's fingers are growing happily and first harvest will happen tomorrow. Two months had passed, vegetables are maturing, harvest is daily chore for kakdah...... and our neighbourhood is blessed with fruits of labour..... gardening.
bangchik and kakdah