Out of service, out of network!

I’m on a forced holiday, with only nature to enjoy. Will be back soon. 

Happy gardening!

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Lessons learnt.

I felt bad for losing the mommy Strawberry plant for a while. Just this morning, when I repotted the remaining plants, I realise how soggy the soil was. I’m now surprised that even these 4 plants survived the kind of soil atmosphere I subjected them to. Strawberry plants do not like ever wet soil conditions, they prefer properly drained out soil conditions. I have now moved them to pots with 75% coco peat, which will help in draining excess soil and keep the moisture, so I can water them only when needed.

Well, this is an expensive lesson learnt. I had to lose 5 plants before realising my mistake! Hope the other plants are in better place now.

Nature is just mysterious!

Remember how I was telling just the other day how my Amaryllis plant need only less sunlight and it will bloom? I just happened to visit my friend this afternoon and I witnessed an old battered pot in which the Amaryllis bloomed beautifully, while the rest of the plant has withered! Somehow just let the plant die and it is blooming so beautifully, while I am stressing my back off and the plant wouldn’t budge. Nature is just mysterious!!

Life in a garden…

A short photo op of all the little ones that have shown up in the garden…

 

 

 

Sapling status

Of the first batch of seeds that I sowed, the greens are growing well, so are the two Bitter gourd saplings and the Snake gourd saplings (Both are showing signs of emerging tendrils, one of them even got hold of the nearby Broad bean plant!), Radishes are coming along well. I see some signs of growth in the Beet grow bag as well as in the Chilly bag and the Egg plant bag (Brinjal), although I am not sure if they are indeed the seeds that I sowed in the first place! I will update as to what comes of it.

Of the second batch of seeds sowed, two of the Pumpkin seeds have germinated, I am yet to see any growth in the other bags.

Happy Gardening!

 

PS: I did not take photographs of the new seedlings. Will take one and update shortly.

To weed or not to?

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not been discovered – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Stonebreaker plant (Tamil: Keelanelli, which is a medicinal plant that helps recover from Hepatitis B, a plant that has been used widespread in our state for its use) is spread out in  my garden, occupying every little space that it can, almost like a weed. But I am not sure I want to remove them anyway! But I do remove old plants every now and then.