Friday, March 24, 2017

Fig In A Pot

Nothing much is growing in my potted garden for the past few months, "abandoned" due to some reasons. My pots are mostly thriving with weeds instead of veggies! Finally cleared some of the pots to rid of the weeds, but there are lots more to do, like getting rid of some unwanted containers and reorganize everything, it is pretty messy right now! The rainy season is not helping either! So, meanwhile, here's my fig tree grown in a pot. This little tree was gifted to me by my sisters more than two years ago. Right now there are more than 80 fruits, big smile! It has been fruiting all this while, but never as many fruits as this before. My one wish is that the fruits will ripen at the same time! I usually harvest only one or two fruits at a time, and wish that there were more. 😊

Fig plants was not easy to find a few years ago. Due to the popular demand for fig plants, they are now available at most nurseries. There are many different varieties, I was drooling over some of the varieties, but they will have to wait, as the plants are really very costly. 

Happy Gardening!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ginger Harvest

Hi everyone, it has been quite awhile since I last post anything on my blog! There's nothing much going on in my garden at the moment, as the last few months, I have been slacking in my gardening due to various reasons. Hope to get back on track soon.

Here's my ginger harvest from my potted garden, which I harvested yesterday. Ginger is one of the easiest to grow in a pot. I did not really take care of it, except to water the plant so that the soil do not dry out...after about 8-9 months, when the leaves begin to turn yellow and wilt, it is time to harvest the whole lot. You can however cut what you need when the rhizomes have grown to a substantial size. I did cut a knob of the rhizomes, on two occasions at the earlier months, for my cooking. Just cut what you did from one end, cover the cut area with soil, water as usual.

 Yield : 1.2kg, not bad from only 1 pot!

Happy Gardening !