Welcome 2019. A little 7 months too late actually. But as people say, better late than never. I have been busy working in the garden. The tomatoes and peppers are growing beautifully as well as the weeds. I have been pulling off the weeds every day. The mint leaves are growing wildly and I have been using them in my drink. When the weather is as hot as 90 degree F, a dash of lemon and mix it with the mint leaves…cooling. Some of the red cabbage lost their heads. They have been eaten by the bugs. It was my fault for not treating them at this stage. But others are forming nicely.
Pea plants are done growing. The weather is too hot for them to produce any flowers and pea pods. I had an abundance yields this year. The 3-weeks neglected didn’t harm them at all. The peas are as big as my thumb. The next thing to do is to start the green beans. The first batch of string beans has been harvested together with the fenugreek.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Christmas was celebrated with joy with family and friends. I had so much fun giving gifts this year. My loved one surprising me with gifts that I did not expect to receive. He also took me to spend new year’s eve at the hotel downtown where the drop to celebrate 2018 took place. Happy New Year to everyone. May 2018 bring health, wealth and happiness to you and your loved one.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
The vegetables garden is doing well. I was not able to work in the garden for a week now due to the rain. The soil is too wet for me to work on. However, the peas have sprouted, as well as the beans, lettuces, radishes, beets, carrots, and kohlrabi. I jump start the growth by planting established plants of tomatoes, hot peppers, eggplants, red cabbages, and Brussel sprouts. Thanks to Karns for selling the plants at a cheapest price, 25 cents a plant. I went overboard and bought 48 of tomatoes and hot peppers. All the tomatoes plants are in the ground now and I have a few more hot peppers ready to be planted.
My vegetable garden, which I rented from the county has been invaded with lots of mint and sunchokes plants. I don’t mind the mint plants growing everywhere in the garden because they are companion to almost all of the other vegetables I am growing. I use mint leaves in almost everything. I like it in my coffee, in my tea and in my cooking. If the mint is growing in the area where I need to put other plant, I just chopped it or pull it out. I do not worry if I do not have enough mint. Mint can grow from a small piece of roots. They are easy to grow and less maintenance.