Friday, November 26, 2010

What can it be?

In my excitement to grow lots of vegetables (my first time), I sow some seeds in 2 planters. But alas, I didnt mark them afterwards. I remembered there were pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, french beans, ladies fingers (okra), eggplants (round and long ones), red chillies, capsicums (red, green, yellow), petola (angled loofah) and timun jepun (Japanese cucumber). Wow! thats a lot seeds! So when the seeds sprouted their first leaves, I didnt know what seeds they were and have to wait further until their 3rd and 4th leaves. Then I could spot, the chillies, capsicums, eggplants, ladies fingers and of course tomatoes.






But this one plant, puzzled me since it was born (I had two but the other one didnt make it after a heavy rain).....So I keep guessing, could it be french bean, angled loofah or the Japanese cucumber? Though its leaves are hairy, it cant be pumpkin because I know they have broader, softer leaves and their stems are thicker too. That means none of my pumpkin seeds germinated, may be the seeds have expired their shelf lives...





So the only thing to do is wait for the flowers...but would I know which flowers belong to which of the three seeds?





Ive moved the plant to a more sunny place in my backyard overlooking Ampang River behind my house and also because of the chain fence there can provide a good climbing place for its tendrils who instinctively entwined themselves by evening to the fence...




But at least here it shows the flowers of the cucumber...





Since this is my first time planting these veggies, I have no idea how the plants will look like. I only have the packet of seeds to guide me. Anyway, I anticipate their development every day and waiting for their flower buds to enlighten me!
Happy Gardening !

10 comments:

rainfield61 said...

I like to take salad of Timun Japan and eggs.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

The cucurbit family tends to be difficult to differentiate when they are seedlings. I am also growing petola but it is still smaller than yours so I can't compare with your picture yet. But 70% make me think it is timun.

Stephanie said...

Your chain fence is defintely make a good support.

Both leaves from the seed packet looks the same. Anyway, I hope it will be petola. I love petola more he he... Oh yes... flower buds... hope they will show up soon :-D

kitchen flavours said...

I guess that it is a cucumber plant. My cucumber seeds did not germinate at all, already tried a couple of time, I guess I was unlucky with that pack of seeds!

p3chandan said...

Rainfield..thats my favourite kind of salad too!

Do you think so Diana and kitchen flavours..that its going to be timun? Ok Im crossing my fingers that I will be able to have the fruits of my labour in a few weeks time! Thanks.

Steph, with the chain fence, I dont have to look for extra support poles for the plant. I love petola too...nice to make soup with prawns and fishballs!

Malar said...

Very hard to judge....both hv same kind of leaves!
I try to sow petola but the little seedlings grow so unhealthy! it's in sorry state.... I shall try again later!

p3chandan said...

Yes Malar..they have almost the same kind of leaves, so will wait for the buds to give me a clue..

Bangchik said...

it will soon sprout little yellow flowers, followed by baby fruits unveiling its true identity. ~ bangchik

Autumn Belle said...

Cucumber or petola or something else? Now it is UFO (unidenfied flowering object). I am eager to know more, and time will tell because the truth is out THERE!

Sunray said...

It's very interesting.

Cher
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