Monday, December 2, 2013

Herbs and veggies, Dec 2013

It's December already. How fast the year has gone by!
 
I sowed seeds of several vegetables, a few weeks ago; waiting for all of them to sprout. Meanwhile, replanted a few pots; those plants needed new and better soil. I found many earthworms in the pots; put a couple of earthworms inside the compost bin.
 
What's surviving, you ask? All the ornamental and flowering plants are fairing well. The terrace garden has colors varying from dark green to dark brown; and looks pretty. Apart for these plants, curry leaf plants, coleus aromaticus plants (doddapatre), and chilli plants are fit and fine (photo 1).
 
Parsley plant looks lovely; I'm yet to use it in a dish. Both the double beans creeper and lablab creeper are growing (photo 2). One of the lablab (avarekai) creepers has flowers at our land garden. Our kittens love to destroy creepers; lost a few plants. :-)
 
I've been wanting to grow Alternanthera sessilis plants. At our land garden, the brown-red variety has grown well; on our terrace garden, the green variety has grown and bloomed flowers. These plants have medicinal properties, and we make a variety of dishes with the leaves. Spinach plants are tiny but healthy. The gongura plants have a few leaves, which is a good sign; hopefully, these plants grow well and have stronger roots (photo 3).
 
I also had several fenugreek plants; now only the last bit of these plants are surviving (photo 4). I've planted more seeds of fenugreek. Will see them sprout in a week or so.
 
How is your garden, and what veggies are you growing?
 





Regards,
Asha

6 comments:

  1. Your plants look very happy. Wish you luck with the plants and also the kittens. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Shiju. Most of the times, it's nice to see all elements of Nature co-exist. A few birds have returned to our garden; butterflies hover too. However, they are scared of kittens! Sometimes, the birds and butterflies tease the kittens, and fly away. :)

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  2. your curry leaf plant looks well in the pot. Do they thrive well in the pots?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Vasudha.

      They do. Pruning will help, and one needs to repot on a regular basis to ensure the soil is good enough for the plant to grow.

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  3. Hi, I have an unusual query and am not sure if you can help me. I am looking for the telephone no. Of a lady called maitreyi who apparently owns and grows a variety of African Violets in blr and lives in blr. Would you know of her? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, Gita; I haven't heard about Maitreyi. However, I searched the Internet for details but couldn't find; will need the surname as well.

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