Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cabbage in Singapore

I feel like showing off my cabbage because they can be difficult to grow in our hot weather.

They've been growing in my pot for a couple of months and are just beginning to look like cabbage now.  They're so pretty, they really are the show stealers in my garden. I doubt I have the heart to eat them when they're ready.

Rocket is the best

If you can manage to grow rocket (arugula) successfully, treat them well and you'll get to harvest the leaves for a long time.

The plants I have are already many months old and they're still going strong. New leaves will grow as you cut the old ones. In fact, I tend to forget to harvest them until the leaves are so big and peppery.

I like to add them to my pizza for that extra kick.Needless to say, they are great in salads too.


When I was at our neighbourhood pet shop recently, I asked for a handful of sunflower seeds. These are big ones that are used to feed hamsters and guinea pigs.

I sowed them in a pot and even though several of them germinated, only one managed to do well. Due to the size of my pot, the plant grew to about my height and produced a beautiful flower.

For an entire week, the flower gave me so much joy each time I looked out the door. It was prettiest in the mornings when the gentle sun lit up the petals.

Now, all the beautiful petals have fallen off and the bees and ants are busy doing the pollinating work. I'm just waiting to collect the seeds so I can grow a field of them!