Sunday, January 25, 2009

Garden update

It's the first day of the Chinese New Year and I am so tempted to change into my gardening clothes! There's work to be done. The brinjal seedlings need to be put into bigger pots and I want to sow more vegetable seeds. Then I realised I'm out of gardening soil. All the shops are closed for the holidays. Looks like I'll have to get some from the farm when I go for dinner tonight.

I'm beginning to follow my father's footsteps. Mum always complains that he spends his Chinese New Year holidays pottering around in the garden. I think it's a fantastic way to relax, do something useful and take a break from all the eating.

My onion bulbs are finally producing shoots. It has been 12 days since I planted and I was beginning to wonder if they're still alive. Looks like they are alive and kicking. Phew!

Here's my box of kai lan. When I was at the market yesterday, the lady at the vegetable stall was promoting her locally grown kai lan. I bought some (5 small plants for S$1) for taste-test but haven't cooked them yet.

I am so proud of my radish plants. Can you see the white radish protruding from the soil? I can confirm these are not carrots now.

Here's a nice and healthy lettuce growing in my planter box. They do look juicy.

After I transfered the tomato seedlings into bigger planter box, they're growing so well now. Now all I have to do is wait for them to mature and give me red, succulent fruits!


  1. Hey, glad to know you finally get to see what your mystery plant is. The radishes look really good.

  2. oh, my countless envy! how i wish wish wish i can have my own den then plant some stuff! you're doing a great work there! =)))

  3. Way to go with your gardening :D Quite a green thumb you have there. I can't make anything grow even if my life depended on it ... LOL!

  4. At least this time I am planting stuff I can eat. SK has started harvesting the lettuce to feed his hermit crabs!

  5. set up ERP gentry for SK, per entry 20 cents. ngiak ngiak ngiak.