It's all about reusing stuff at home to make plant holders/containers and seed trays. Buying new containers (earthen/plastic/cement) can become expensive; and how many do I keep purchasing? Therefore, I keep a stock of items that I can reuse at our garden.
Our cats eat processed food, and that food comes in thick plastic covers. With three cats and one kitten, the number of food packets are substantial. These days I collect the empty packets/covers, and then use them as plant holders/containers. The quality of the cover is good, and the covers are thick; they make good plant holders for a season or two. After the season, I can dispose the covers.
|Kitty and Tipsy (Tipsy sleeping on the parapet wall)|
This morning (Oh, I love Fridays!) I got to work at the garden; prepared soil mixture and filled the plastic covers with the mixture, and then transferred the beans seedlings to each of the cover. These seedlings were growing inside plastic bottles. Amazing how healthy the roots grew!
|Beans seedlings with healthy roots|
The soil mixture has red mud, sand, cocopeat, and manure. The plastic covers have tiny holes to serve as drainage for excess water. Placed these containers in direct sunlight. The seedlings will be fine by tomorrow morning. Hopefully the plants gift us with good amount of beans. :-)
|DIY - reuse plastic covers as plant containers|
What else is happening at our garden? Lots of activities! The pretty rose bloomed. One of the Amaryllis plants is flaunting its beautiful flowers. Today's produce was an eggplant and handful of oranges. Well, it's interesting to observe the garden at different stages - seedlings, buds, flowers, fruits, and seeds.
|Amaryllis, rose, eggplant, and oranges|
I can't end this update with a mention about birds and bees. Thanks to the bees that visit our garden; they help in pollination. The birds sit on the trees and sing and sing and play. A divine sight!
|Red-Whiskered Bulbuls and White-Cheek Barbets|
As always, enjoy your weekend!Regards,