My bitter gourd vine is quite a prolific grower, it creeps all over my yellow trumpet plant. They both produce yellow flowers, so it makes an interesting sight. I took a closer look this morning and spotted a tiny bitter gourd fruit hanging on the vine. The last one that grew was hidden under the foliage. By the time I discovered, it was too late as the fruit has ripened and burst open. This time, I'll keep my eyes peeled on this new fruit.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I didn't think it was possible to grow tomatoes in our tropical heat until I saw these growing in someone's backyard. These were attacked by pests but somehow they were still laden with tomatoes.
I have tried growing tomatoes in my patio several times but they had never given me any fruits. Some had grown well enough to produce flowers only to die a sudden death. Others succumbed to white flies and aphid infestations. My parents, on the other hand, had grown cherry tomatoes successfully.
Maybe if I grow mine in large pots and give them enough fertilisers, they will do well. I am inspired to try again.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This is now a permanent fixture in my garden, well until the plants are stronger and rainy season is over.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The rainy season is upon us again. While this is good for established plants, most of the seeds failed to germinate. I wasted two batches of precious rocket salad seeds and some of the edamame beans also turned to mush before they could even sprout. I've not given up yet. I've just sowed some tomato seeds and cherry radish. Hope to see some action soon. Otherwise I really have to consider growing plants that thrive in bogs and wetlands.