Tropical Heritage Garden Diary:
Durian Finally Planted!
After Dinner Sowing
Newly Sown White Beans
Recently Sown Brown Beans
See 25 September
Three Newly Sown Flower
Seeds growing after being
discarded on Rock Garden/Compost Heap
Pechay (in T.2AB by tree stump ), Rambutan (in pot) and Melon (in
various Coconut Tree Compost
White Beans (in V.1C)
Pansy and Cornflower in Flower beds (see photo above)
Wheat and Sunflower Seeds in
heaps (for the
damage by chickens.
Unable to finish watering the garden before the onset of
Ready for planting
White and Brown Beans,
Macapuno Corn, Bush Sitao, Asparagus, Cardoon, Eggplant (Round and Long), Wild Dagga, Marsh Mallow,
Korean Hyssop, Hot Spot Tomato, Long Utah Celery, Sweet Marjoram, Caraway, Purple
Shisho in newly renovated H1.
Okra (newly gathered seed) in N.2A and N.2B
Squash, Wheat, Barley and Slasher (chicken feed) in various
areas under Coconut
and Banana trees.
-For non-cultivated planting
Fertile Compost Gardens
-in various stages
Wet and Dry Fenugreek
By tree stump
A whole bunch of assorted tree seedlings laying
around in pots were planted in various places (mostly in the North Western "forest" area).
Okra and and
assorted Hot Peppers
were sown in the Wild Garden areas -and in Compost
Fenugreek, some of
which had been soaked
overnight, and some of which was still dry, were planted by
stump in T.2AB. Because Fenugreek is supposed
to like alkaline soil
(and ours is probably acidic)
I made a weak solution of baking soda and poured it
over the newly planted seeds. Hopefully, this will also
deter the chickens!
A Shy Inhabitant!
... but what is it?
A Cordon of Cassava
Both newly sown and already
H2 Before mulching and sowing
Asparagus, Cardoon, Penny Rice, Sweet Corn
in newly renovated H.2 (see Photo above)
Sweet Corn in N.1B
Wheat, Barley, Slasher
Chickenfeed and Sunflower Seeds in Cultivated
Improvements to Mini-Garden
available from garden plants put in Flower Garden under
Coconut Tree (see photo above)
3 Hot Spot Tomato seedlings, 5
(Know-You) Long Eggplant, 4
(Know-You) Round Eggplant, 2
from pots to H.2
Best Thai Melon
area next to sprouting Water Melon (see photo 8 October)
Assorted Squash, Wheat, Barley, Slasher Chickenfeed
in various Compost
This morning, the Chickens
to devastate yesterday's newly sown Compost
the sprouting Water
) -but were scared off -hopefully
before too much damage had been done. The other areas
Devastated by Chickens
Sown Yesterday Evening -Eaten
-Will they survive?
Work in Progress
Chinese Celery, Caraway, Italian Parsley, Dragon
Stir Fry Mix, Arugula, Mustard, Carrot and White Radish in H2.
Mustard and Arugula (as cover crop) on
various bean mounds (V.2D)
But not only Garden
Effective protection against
Chinese Celery, Kailaan, Red creole Onion, Mesclun
Salad, Mustard, Sweet Pepper, White and Red Radish and Carrot
2 Vine Tomato in V.1B
Wheat, Barley and Sunflower
Seeds in Protected Compost Areas.
Squash in various Wild and
If You First Succeed
-Then keep trying!
-H3 weeded and re-sown
White Beans, Brown Beans, Patola and Ampalya in H3
Assorted Beans and Cucumbers among
(extra) sticks in Banana Patch area.
Balsam Pear in V.4C and V.4D
Bean Frame area
Going and Coming
Flowering Lime tree
Newly re-seeded Banana Patch
2nd Banana Patch
Kailaan, Amayah, Arugula,
Caraway, Chinese Celery, Thai Basil in 2nd.
Thai Basil along Chicken
Italian Parsley, Mustard, Mesclun Salad, Shisho,
Arugula, Tomato, Red and White Radish, Long Utah Celery,
Sweet Peppers and (separately) Red and White Onions in newly
A New Garden Landscape
A Confused Inhabitant
-Foiled by the metallic ring around coconut tree
(intended to stop rats)
Last in the Series:
weeded -ready for seeding
Bedded Down for the Winter?
in V.3A, V.3B, V.3C -
in Coconut compost,
and by South-West Hedge
(between Banana clumps)
(After planting, the above areas were covered with
coir mulch -and left for the winter?)
Long Utah Celery, Amayah, Mustard, Dragon Stir Mix,
Kailaan, Chinkang, Pechay, Arugula, Carrot, White Radish, Red
Radish, Assorted Market Sweet Pepper
planted in newly
in Banana Tree Compost
-and by Old
Banana Tree Compost
Old Coconut Stump
Onions, Kenchay and
Sage (roots and
cuttings from supermarket) in 1st and 2nd
Coconut Mini-gardens, 1st Banana Patch, Herb Garden and various other locations.
Some Supermarket Plots
After Dinner Sowing, Growing....
(Chinese) Okra in T.4A
Fenugreek (with eggshells) in T.3AB
Bush Sitao (Los Banos White) in V.4C, V.4D,
Sweet Corn in Herb Patch
Lemon Squash in Coconut
Zucchini Grey in Coconut
Water Melon in Coconut
Hot Pepper seedlings from
T.3A to Coconut compost
Pepper seedlings from 2nd Coconut mini-garden to various
(or compost) areas.
Replacement (mini) Coconut Tree
anti-pig and goat protection
The first Coconut Tree has been
replaced (by a miniature tree,
which fruits faster and smaller than the others).
The precise locations of the other replacement
trees (if any) has not
yet been determined. In fact, we are enjoying the extra sunlight
as a result of their removal.
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