Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rocking rocket

Thanks to the mild and wet weather, the rocket greens are doing well. This is the cutilvated Italian variety which is more delicate and less spicy that the wild rocket with the serrated leaves. This variety prefers milder weather which is why I am growing now when my patio is getting only the morning sun. Towards the later part of the year when my garden is exposed to full sun all day, I'll switch to wild rocket which is more robust and hardy.

The edamame plants are finally growing quickly after I got rid of the snails. Out of desperation, I scattered some pellets around the pots one night and woke up to find more than 2 dozen dead snails the next day. I'm guilt ridden but at least I'm no longer plagued by snail problems. All the new beans I've sowed also germinated without getting chewed up.
For years, my pot of chives has always come in useful when I'm cooking. Lately my father has been plying me with so much chives that I've no opportunity to harvest mine. As a result, they are flowering for the first time. Chive flowers are really pretty, so I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom.


  1. Oh I can so relate to the slug pellet guilt, lol. Last year we lost all our lettuce to snails. In the end we used the sawdust from our chicken coups to create a border, which seemed stop most of them. Love your blog!

  2. Thanks for reading my blog! Ah, I can try saw dust in future.