It is quite good sebenarnya when The Little Misses tak payah pergi sekolah ni sebab I can also take leave from tugas pagi2 of getting them ready for school and jadi Mak Supir.
So, boleh lah I spent that time in the garden instead.
But I wasn’t doing anything exciting in the garden pun, only those fiddly chores that you have to do whether you like it or not like weeding, watering and deadheading the roses.
Every time we all water and fertilise the vegetables, I rasa all the weeds pun bersorak gumbira ria jugak kan sebab diaorang pun dapat tempias the water and the food. Luckily lah the weeds bukan jenis yang deep rooted so senang lah nak pull them out tadi. Kalau nak the plants hidup subur, kenalah rajin buat weeding kan, heeee….
Watering pun satu kerja yang I tak berapa suka. Sebabnya we all guna rain tank water which is at the side of the house. Kalau nak water the garden and the pots, I kena hook up the long hose to the raink water tank tap and then tadah the water from the hose into watering cans to avoid water wastage. Then I kena carry the watering cans around the house to water the plants. Penat weh nak tunggu the cans penuh and then nak hangkut the cans! Each watering can boleh isi 9 litres so kadang2 it takes 10 cans to water all the plants so bayang kan lah betapa muscly nya my biceps and triceps after that! hehehehe.
People slalu tanya how come our sayur gumuk2 belaka and semua menjadi.
Actually, banyak jugak yang we all tanam tak berapa menjadi especially yang direct from seeds. I guess we didn’t use the right seed growing soil kot, tu yang semua tak kuasa nak bercambah.
But since we all guna the greenhouse and The Other Half started using coir + really good potting mix as his seed raising soil base, the result is unbelievable. All the seeds dah bercambah and tengah galak bercambah. We are so happy.
The cress, the mustard and the snow pea sprouts. Lepas ni boleh makan salad hari2 .
The marigolds, carnations and sunflowers.
(Entah bila dia jadi Mat Bunga, muahahaha.).
The bok choys and the pak choys.
My most prized possesion (apart from all of the chilli plants ) are these 2 tini bean plants. They are not the usual common garden beans, they are kacang botol. The Other Half pernah cuba tanam them dulu but tak berjaya hidup. These beans I yg tanam and Alhamdulillah, dah bercambah. Happy sangat2!
The Other Half is so happy bila every morning dia pergi jenguk his green house, more seeds have sprouted!
(Now, I yang pening kepala nak fikir nak tanam kat mana lah all those seedlings! We haven’t got any more rooms in the garden for them.)
And another thing, The Other Half ni rajin membaja, he will do it every fortnightly. And this is the baja yang we all guna sejak dari dulu lagi, Seasol concetrate which is 100% seaweed based and Australian made and is really good. Kalau you all nak tau more about it, just go to this link.
(He bought the 10l bottle and then bila nak guna, he’ll mix it with water to dilute it and then siram. Because it’s a concentrate, you dont need to use much.)
But since it’s seaweed based, every time lepas dia habis membaja, I akan rasa nak termuntah sebab bau hanyir laut+ikan! Urgh!
The good thing with this Seasol, you don’t have to wait to eat your vegetables after fertilising, straight away boleh guna the sayur (but still kena basuh dulu, hehehe).
Lihat lah dunia, my hoa lat chilli finally dah berbuah…
(Kaya lah I lepas ni, hahahaha…..)
The round purple chilli pun dah menunjukkan hasil.
The joi choy. (I rasa macam sama aje dengan all the other choys… heeeee).
Our strawberries are fruiting a bit late this year but I guess better late than never kan.
One of the apple hybrids have started to fruit but I tak tau jenis apa yg ini. Nampak mcm granny smith aje kan.
Now…can anyone guess what flower this is?
First time I tengok bunga ni keluar, so pretty but so tiny!