An expensive lesson!

Remember the Ixora plants that we replanted as part of community gardening? Well, they have died a slow death! I have never known that the Ixora roots grow so deep and so far to develop new shoots. I just assumed that those smaller saplings grew from wild seeds that we did not intentionally sow! And the roots that we cut for the new plants were not enough to give them the growth the plants needed. A very expensive lesson indeed!

I am sowing seeds as part of the third sowing plan this evening. (I was out of station about the time that I was actually supposed to sow. Better late than never, I’d decided 🙂

Happy Gardening!


Waiting at the end of the tunnel!

So after two schedules of sowing seeds, my tomatoes, chillies, brinjal (Egg plant), pumpkin (One seed sprouted and I accidentally killed it, my bad!), onion, beans have not sprouted at all! Either wrong timing or bad seeds. I am not sure I should be trying the seeds from the same pack the next time around…

On the other hand, my radishes have begun to show off their beautiful ‘skins’ 🙂 Okra (Ladies Finger), and the Gourds are growing ever so beautifully!


Back to the grind!

So, here I am, back to my scheduled routine. My plants sort of survived, well, at least most did. I delegated my precious task of watering the plants to my maid and she kept her promise, and provided for most of the plants. All my saplings survived, some unfortunate flowering plants couldn’t make it to the day. But I am glad I have someone to take care of the plants while I am gone.

My roses have bloomed, so have some wild plants that I smuggled out of my MIL’s garden. It was a fragile little thing and I did not for one second believe it will survive.

For some reasons, all those delicate beings – I have been able to protect and care for. But some wild plants that do moderately well even in rough conditions, I have managed to kill! So I can’t really blame my maid, as she is still a novice in taking care for plants. But I need to train her more, I need a backup, I need someone to have my back!

Happy gardening!