Monday, January 27, 2014

Pretty Vegetable flowers

I don't always harvest the vegetables that I grow. If I leave them in the pot long enough, they start to produce flowers. You'll be surprised at how much flowers a small cai xin plant can produce! They so pretty, they really brighten up the garden!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Growing rice

I've always wanted to grow rice at home and wondered if anyone grew rice in Singapore years ago? Afterall, rice farming is practiced in all the neighbouring countries.

I know it's impossible to grow enough for eating in my little backyard but that didn't stop me from trying. I managed to get hold of some rice grains and promptly sowed some in a container at home. The seeds germinated within days and now I have a tiny pot of rice growing at home. It's a dream come true.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fig is ready

I think I'm just impatient. I keep checking on the figs and waiting for them to ripen that I lost count of the number of days they've been hanging around. It has only been a couple of months since the fruits developed.

While waiting for them to ripen, new ones began popping up along the trunk. Now I have more than a dozen fruits to watch over. Finally, one looks quite ready. It feels a little tender and has turned a shade of pink. I hesitate, wondering if I should wait another day but decide to pick it anyway in case the birds beat me to it.

Now I have one precious fig waiting to be savoured but I'm still thinking how I should eat it. Maybe with cheese and wine? It's so small it'll be gone in a pop.