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Friday, September 23, 2016

LEMON : GROWING HEALTHY AND SO BOUNTIFUL


This is our lemon tree in our tiny back yard.
The little tree is growing so healthy near the entrance.



Every branch is ended by a bunch of lemons.



Tens of fruits are hanging on this little tree.



We share these lemons with friends and neighbors.
Thanks GOD...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

WHITE PEPPER : UPDATE SEPTEMBER


This our lada or white pepper (Piper nigrum).
I moved five pots of white pepper from north side in the early of September.
The previous place was too much risk on damage caused by heavy rain.



This new place is better.
I put them above the compost bin cap.
This plant grows best in the part shady area.
They get a bit shade from papaya tree above.


Lots of fruits here.



I hope it will grow better in the new place.
I wish...




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BACK YARD : UPDATE SEPTEMBER


These are pictures of our backyard this week.



This is the northern side.
The wall is full of wild ferns, mosses and poor orchids.
The orchids are the ruins from the snail's attack.



I moved the white pepper pots onto the compost bin area.
Five pepper pots now are staying above the cap of compost bin.



Kenikir or edible cosmos (Cosmos caudatus) patch is growing so well in the first raised bed.



Tomato, eggplant, aromatic galanga, milkweed and  marigold are growing so happy in the second bed.
An asparagus plant is growing so happy near the



The third bed is full of kidney bean and a papaya tree.



Washing area is a strawberry patch.



The fourth beds is leafy bed.
Cauliflower, caisim, sawi jepang, two papaya trees and a red coleus as a highlight.



The fifth bed is for kidney bean, sawi jepang, tomato, hot pepper and butterfly pea.



This is second batch of kidney bean for this year.



Kembang telang or butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) is growing so happy with beautiful flowers.



There are Canna, eggplants, and red okra in the sixth bed.
This bed looks so poor... 
Whatever... Thanks GOD...

Monday, September 19, 2016

POMEGRANATE : FIRST FRUIT WAS CRACKED


This was my first fruit from our Delima or pomegranate bush.



I just picked when it looked cracked.
I think it caused by the extreme changes of weather  several weeks ago.



I was not sure, it have already ripe yet.


Then I checked the fruit, it looked black and dried on the cracked area.


The seeds were still tough.


The taste was a bit sour.
Actually, I have to be patient to get the real ripe fruit next.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

FIG : UPDATE SEPTEMBER


This is our little fig tree this week.



It grows so happy after I moved it into bigger pot.



Look... there are seven little fruits on the branches.



But there's a visitor that chewing the leaves happily.
Oh no...



Hoping the fruits will be safe until they are ripe.
I wish...








Thursday, September 15, 2016

CAISIM : FLOWERING


This is our Caisim patch in our terrace garden.



We are growing it in a gutter.



The plants  grow so fast, and now... some of them are flowering.



It's too late...



But the flowers are edible, so they will be a great dish.



Beautiful dish...



Thanks GOD...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ASPARAGUS : UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016

This is my asparagus plant today


I moved it from the terrace garden into the backyard, near the washing area.
The weather in this new place a bit cooler than in our terrace garden.


As long as I know, this plant is a shade tolerant plant.
But I have to learn about this plant more and more.


I have ever seen that asparagus plant in the productive period usually 'loose leaves', I means gardener cut all the leaf stalks.


Look... the spear that popping up from the soil is so small/slim.
It might I will get bigger tubby spear if I remove all the leaves.


Readers, please share me your experience how to treat this plant.
Thanks before...