My son and I have been gardening in containers for almost a year now. We started gardening last year because there were two months of school holidays. And I thought, 'What better way to spend the holidays by being outdoors and enjoy nature right?'
So for the past one year, we’ve been planting all sorts of flowers and vegetables and have reaped much harvest. We apply the organic method to our garden. This means that we do not use pesticides or insecticides for our plants. We’ve learned that different plants attract different kind of pests. We’ve learned how to care for different plants using different techniques. We’ve learned that crop rotation is VERY important in preventing diseases from killing our plants. We’ve learned a lot during this past one year. I've also learned that certain plants will aggravate my condition. And I've gotten rid of them with a heavy heart. But health IS wealth. And sometimes in life, what we like or love is not good or suitable for us.
Nothing makes us happier than when new shoots or sprouts emerge out from the ground. And when it’s harvest time, we’ll be grinning like the Cheshire cat! Besides, nothing can beat the taste and smell of home-grown vegetables and fruits. Not even the organic vegetables that you buy from the organic mart!
|The Siamese Twin Sunflower!!!|
|The beautiful Japanese roses|
|The sunflower that was 6 feet tall!|
|An assortment of Siu Pak Choy, Spinach, Nai Pak vege|
|Choy Sum in pots|
|Red & Green Okra|
|Okra on plant|
|The three bi-colour corn|
|Tomatoes fresh from the garden!|
|One of the vegetable harvest|
|The beautiful okra flower!|
|The Red Okras|
|A red okra turning from green to red!|
|Lantana (which I had to get rid of) :(|
|Japanese roses opening in the morning sun|