Yesterday, we bought 20 earthen pots so that I could replant a few plants in them. And today, I quickly finished all my chores, and then spent about two hours at the garden. Replanted my lovely anthuriums, and awed at the shades of colors. This is the flowering season; normally, it is advisable to replant the plants after this season. But I had to replant because a few plants were growing in the growing-bags.
To prepare the soil, I used Red mud, coarse sand, and horse manure; portion was 3:4:3. I like the soil to be a little coarse for my anthuriums. First I put pieces of broken earthen pot into the container, and then added two layers of soil. Placed the plant, and then added more soil - from the growing-bag and the new soil mixture. May be tomorrow or next weekend, I plan to cover the soil with neem leaves; serves as pesticide.
I feel nice after this hard work. Guess what I treated myself to? Ferrero Rocher chocolate! :-)
About the seeds that I sowed two weeks ago, cucumber seeds, capsicum seeds, and broccoli seeds have sprouted. Waiting for papaya seeds to show some life. The potato plants have grown thick and strong; need to add more mud and manure. The baby tomatoes are turning Red; it's lovely to see them now.
Ah, ha, I have to tell you that another gladiolus plant has two lovely stalks of Pink and White flowers! My Gerbera plant, which never had any flowers, has a tiny bud now! Will upload the photos next weekend. And oh, I wish the rains mellow down; otherwise, I may lose a few plants.
Have a look at my anthurium collection. Your comments are welcome!
Note: As always, photos are clicked from my mobile phone camera; excuse the clarity.
|Sober White with Green tinge|
|Double Wings Red and Green|
|Meat Red with White lines|
|Light Green with Pink tinge|
|Cascading Pista Green|
|Progressive Red and Red-Green|
|Twist Green and Red|