Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I have been away for a week and how quickly the radish seedlings have grown.

Strangely enough, this succulent growing right next to the planter box has started producing little fruits that resemble red radishes. I wonder if they can be eaten though.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Growing radish outside the bedroom

I have such limited space for growing that every inch of usable space around the house counts. Even the bay window outside my bedroom is not spared.

Can you spot the rubber plant (which I had grown from seed), an orchid and cactus-like plant with curly leaves below? There is also a hoya plant hanging from above.

Since the bay window is starting to receive some sunlight at this time of the year, I sowed some radish seeds to try my luck.

And guess what? The seeds germinated in 3 days! They should be ready for eating in 60 days.

I hope to see some cute, red radish in my salad bowl soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Starting over

One year ago, I blogged about how my mulberry plant was fruiting like crazy. Then I must have neglected it because one fine day, the plant had turned into a stick. I didn't even realise it was dead until someone asked me for a cutting. I couldn't even recognise the plant anymore.

So for months, I pined for another mulberry plant, yet I refused to buy one in case it suffers the same fate. The main problem in my patio is the lack of sunlight for the first half of the year. Thankfully it receives full sunlight during this time of the year, so I've been taking full advantage of the sunlight.

When my son brought back some mulberry cuttings, I quickly planted them in a sunny spot. Most of them are doing very well. If I am lucky, I might be able to enjoy mulberry fruits again next year.