Okra are slender at these stage, and can easily topple with slightest wind. I put 3 sticks around each plant. Sticks are old ulam raja branches. Mung beans were sown at the same time, along outside edge and the middle. There are two rows of okra here. It's nice to see them packed closely, supporting one another and almost completely cover the soil. With expected drier spell over two months, this companionship of okra and mung beans will reduce evaporation, and keep the soil moist.
|okra with mung beans (bendi dengan kacang hijau)|
|Okra and mung beans|
Update 17.1.2016 - It rained at sunset for a few hours so no watering tomorrow. I managed to transplant a few balsam near the row of leucaena and 5 sunn hemp seedlings to close the gaping gap. In replace of cassava pulled out yesterday, only two cuttings were planted at the far corner of backyard garden.
bangchik and kakdah
garden: presint 8 putrajaya