In my blogpost the other day, I mentioned that the ladies in the house have started planting vegetables and flowers while I, on the other hand, have not been all that active lately in our garden and in that post, I did share some photographs of the flowers that they planted and are blossoming.

As for the vegetables, I did say somewhere that I cleared some of the plots that used to be occupied by my Brazilian spinach, seeing how nobody seemed to want to eat it. In one of them, my girl planted some ladies’ fingers…

…and much to her delight, one started flowering and eventually, it started to bear fruit…

We did not see any more flowers after that but it does look like more ladies’ fingers…

…are on the way.

I did plant the vegetable once and it grew really well but there were so many that in the end, we got quite sick of eating it. That was why when the plants had passed their time, I did not bother to replant and other than that, I never wanted to buy any more ladies’ fingers at the market and the shops for a long while.

My girl planted brinjal…

…too but only three of the seeds she planted sprouted and seem to be growing all right. At this point in time, there is no way of telling whether we will get anything out of them or not. I did plant some once but one fine day, the pests came and all that were left were the stalks and the stems.

In the meantime, my missus’ sweet basil is growing really well, flowering…

…like nobody’s business. I must say that they are very pretty…

…very nice to look at, a lovely change from my otherwise quite flowerless garden.

Author: suituapui

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11 thoughts on “Grow…”

  1. Gardening is something I really love to do. I love growing food. So happy to see several young okra in your garden. I am going to transplant mine today.

    1. Yes, I just hopped over to your blog, you sure have green fingers – lovely vegetables you have there. Lovely photos, nice blog – it looks like I did drop by before. Will hop over and browse around soonest.

      Not your first time here, I guess. Thanks for dropping by again and commenting. Cheers!

  2. Wow, Melissa has green fingers too. I like ladies fingers steamed and eat with cincaluk or stir fry with sambal hay bee or belacan. The little white flowers of the sweet basil are so beautiful to look at.

    1. Yes, love it steamed or just boiled very lightly, still crunchy and eaten with sambal belacan. Bad news!!! We’ve run out of our Bintulu belacan and no, I am not going out to buy…or getting anyone to send from there. Will just have to live without it. Sobsss!!!

  3. Unless you want seeds from the basil, pinch off the flowers so the basil continues to grow leaves. Otherwise, the leaf growth will slow down.

    1. Oh? Ok, thanks for the tip. My missus did that the first time around but she just lets them be this time around. Maybe she is keeping them for the seeds.

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