Thursday, December 29, 2011

My harvest in December

My garden front is not looking good at all. Too much rain has rotted some of my plants and the most happy garden pests at the moment are the slugs! Each time when it is the rainy season, I can find them hiding in between the pots and up on my plants. I found their hiding spot inside an upturned pot. There are about a dozen garden snails, from baby snails to adult snails resting in it!

The only harvest that I had this month are the ever loyal Malabar Spinach, Belimbing Fruits, Spring Onions, Chives and one Bitter Gourd Melon. The most happy veggie that has been thriving well in the rain is the Malabar Spinach. 

I planted 6 seedlings of the Red Capsicum, one is surviving and the other 5 are eaten by the snails. My brocolli seedlings have not escaped the snails either! The other 5 seedlings of the okra seems to be doing well. More snails are having a jolly good time over at my back garden too, seems to be having a party with the grasshoppers! While the snails are enjoying the leaves from my Bitter Gourd Plant, I caught two big grasshoppers, that has been eating my beautiful big, green and healthy Tumeric Leaves. Now the leaves are filled with holes!

Malabar Spinach
 Malabar Spinach grown in styrofoam container

Harvest the leaves 

Stir fry, topped with fried garlic for dinner. The leaves are sweet and tender.


Bitter Gourd
This melon wasn't yellow when I checked it two days before! Did not look at it until two days later, when I saw from my window that it has begun to ripen! Harvest it and since it is not very big, used it in omelete.  Surprisingly, it is not bitter at all, I think that with too much water from the constant rain,  must have affected the taste of the melon. 


 Lots of fruits, have been harvesting it almost every week!

The fruits are especially bigger with the constant rain.

Brownie has moved! His owner has moved and taken him along about two weeks ago, kinda miss not seeing him around! Hope he is happy in his new place!


I would like to wish everyone  



  1. those belimbing looks,we call it belimbing buluh...:) so, what do u do with those belimbing?

  2. Some years seems like you get either too much or not enough rain. Your fruit does look wonderful though.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. Happy New Year! If I move, would you take 2 of my dogs? They would definitely make sure the cats don't poop in your garden.

  4. Wishing you A Happy New Year too! I think you are faring quite well with some harvest. I think I have demerit points for gardening this time round:((

  5. I'll pass the malabar spinach but don't mind some of the belimbing and the peria..

  6. brownie! oh brownie! may u always be happy!

  7. I would have swap with you a bowl of tomatoes for your belimbing. Air liur meleleh just looking at it. In contrast, my plants are barely surviving due to extreme heat.

  8. You are doing very well with the veges production. Wishing you and your family Happy New Year 2012!

  9. Have a wonderful blessed New Year 2012.

  10. Good to have a spinach plant. Good to cook home-made recipes :-).

  11. Hi Joyce!

    So sorry to hear about those slugs and snails. Have you ever tried beer to "capture" them? I've used it quite successfully in the past and it really helps.

    Thanks for sharing. Thank goodness some survived!!!

  12. Happy harvest. How come the belimbing looks so different?

  13. Your plants are doing well despite all the pest!