Monday, March 21, 2011

Veggies for my pots

It has been raining since last night until this evening. The air smells fresh and invigorating. Harvested my vegetables yesterday and today after the rain.




today's harvest...pak choys, spinach, kangkung, long beans, eggplants, roselle fruits...will make sayur campur masak lemak putih (mixed vegetables in coconut milk)

yesterday's harvest...okras, chillies, tomatoes, capsicums
All those vegetables mostly came from my new vegetable beds and those planted in pots placed in my backyard.

before....new vegetable beds in January 2011


now....the beds are grown with pumpkins, 5 angled loofah (petola) just coming up, sweetcorns, pak choys, kangkung, celery, onions, 10 roselles, 2 banana trees, garden herbs (mint, kesum, Indian borage, lemon mint, Thai basil, local basil), lime tree (limau kasturi), kaffir lime (limau purut), lemon tree, belimbing tree, 6 new okra seedlings, 4 new eggplants, sayur manis, spinach, tumeric plants, lemon grass, blackberry and grape vines


soon I will have sweetcorns



seen a few of these on pumpkin plants..flower buds?




2 original okra plants in the backyard are still giving me endless harvest plus 6 new ones in the new beds



the capsicums I planted maybe small and cute but still sweet and crunchy for stir-fry mixed veggies




a lot of young beans on the plant for the next harvest


5 original eggplants in pots plus 4 more in new beds...all are flowering and fruiting now

It has been a joy to see my vegetable harvests since the new year. I have achieved at least half of what I planned to do in my post World Garden Carnival Jan 2011. Though it has its back-breaking moments, I have thoroughly enjoyed it even though doing it all alone! I wanted more greens in my new vegetable beds and I got them, though I still have lots of seeds to be planted and to try out like cabbage, radish, carrot, lettuce, french beans etc. I would like to thank Bangchik (My Little Vegetable Garden) and Diana (Kebun Malay-Kadazan Girls) whom have been very inspirational in starting my own vegetable garden!

26 comments:

milka said...

Wah so much harvest after back from holi. Milka cemburu------

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, your garden looks good. Veges, veges, veges, yay, yay, yay! Very healthy-lah.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Your new vegetable beds were just made and are quick to fill in with wonderful plants in just almost 2 months. Well done and you are going to have bountiful harvest from now on. Tak lama lagi kena cari rakan kongsi sebab tak larat nak habiskan sayur sendiri;-). Menghulur-hulur kat jiran tetanga.You be very popular in your neighbourhood.

veggiegobbler said...

Well done your veg patch looks wonderful.

kitchen flavours said...

Wah! Congratulations! Great to see all your harvest! You have done a good job with your garden! That's the reward for being a diligent and caring gardener!

One said...

It's only March. So fast? I remember that this is a new bed. It's thoroughly filled up. What is your secret? Those back breaking moments must have paid off.

b-a-g said...

I am always in awe of your vegetables. Thanks for reminding me to check on my New Year resolutions ... seems such a long time ago.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Very nice vegetables and your plants look so healthy!

Giga said...

No to masz dobre plony z własnego ogrodu, na które zasłużyłaś.Pozdrawiam

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Wish I was eating at your house!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very healthy life style, eating self-grown veges ... good for you !

Alan said...

Very nice! You should be proud!

Food so delicious! said...

WAHHH.. so many vegetables!! I wish i could have such harvest.

Very pretty garden you have!!

p3chandan said...

Milka, jangan cemburu me la..I see your veggies also not bad especially your sweetcorns post which I always refer to see what to do since its my first time planting them.

Thank you Autumn Belle, I love my veggies!

Diana thank you, at the moment only giving to my siblings if they happen to drop by and also Noni when I see her for our morning walk. I love to eat veggies so all those dont go to waste.

Veggiegobler thank you.

Thanks Joy, no small feat for me doing it by myself, but its worth every drop of sweat!

Yes One, its certainly was a back breaking rituals for 2 months especially making the raised beds. No secrets..just a very determined gardener!

Thanks BAG...I have another 50% to achieve my new year resolution. More back-breaking moments in the garden!

p3chandan said...

Egretta, Giga..thank you.

Holley..hehe..be my guest, your are always welcome!

Thanks Wong but actually its just a hobby.

I am Alan..thank you for dropping by.

Food, thanks..can always start from something simple like chillies or tomatoes in pots like me.

takaeko said...

Your new planting beds seem to work well!
My pak chois are growing well and I hope to harvest them in a few days.

dona said...

I don't have a vegetable garden: it's surely satisfying but very hard. :)

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

I love vegeatbles, and I actually got hungry while reading your post. Your photos are beautiful. Do some of your vegetables actually keep going all year because of your climate or do you have to replant every year?

kitchen flavours said...

Hi, regarding the prawn dish over at my kitchen, if you do want to give it a try, for a spicier dish, add MORE chili powder! Next time I cook this, I will take out some for my kids first, and add more chili powder to the rest! But it is a tasty dish. Enjoy!

p3chandan said...

Takaeko thank you...but very hard work as you already knew! Would like to try the radish which I love next time.

Dona, yes it is very satisfying when you see the fruits of your hard labour!

Thank you Carolyn. I have to replant them after a few months so that they will give good produce.

Thank you Joy, Im sure the dish will be delicious either way...a must try recipe!

Masha said...

You are such an accomplished veggie gardener! I think I need to pay more attention to veggies - thanks for inspiring me.

Donna said...

what wonderful veggies...nothing happening here yet so I have done none of the garden projects I blogged about...I hope we get some good weather soon...I could just eat these yummy pictures...

Helen Lewis said...

I'm so jealous! I can't wait for our temperatures to get warmer so we too can have a delicious harvest again. :)

p3chandan said...

Thanks Masha, Im not really, just a beginner actually learning from experienced gardeners since I joined Blotanical!

Soon Donna, you can start on your new projects but I guess now you are preparing the seedlings!
Looking forward to your thriving and blooming garden!

Helen, Im envious of you, you can grow so many plants that cant be grown here!

Adiwieyah said...

assalamualaikum...waw, akak ada tanaman yg cantik..sy juga suka berkebun...sambil cakap2 dgn pokok..dibajai dgn kasih sayang..ha ha ha..mesti pokok jadi subur...pokok bunga telang dah membesar ke kak...

J.C. said...

It's a joy to read that you have so many vegies growing in your garden.