My plant setup for interested folks : Two pots - one plant each; I have used 2.5G buckets. Organic soil mixed with compost, fish fertilizer, soil from older pot which had beans (read 'Nitrogen') Choose an appropriate variety. I chose the smaller one as I'm using smaller pots ( "Dhol" variety ) and don't have… Continue reading Lauki Sorakkai Opo Squash
One can find it growing in the backyards of many Tamil households. Growing up, we didn't have one in our backyard but thousands of them sprawling on the hills nearby. Our school was in a small valley surrounded by these hills and Amma was the one to notice them.Thus entered tasty Pirandai chutneys into… Continue reading Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday 🙂
Tomatoes, Beautiful Big Red Ripe Tomatoes - This is what I had in mind when I bought my first tomato plant. Tomatoes are native to South America but are now grown all over the world with thousands of cultivars. They belong to the same family as bell peppers and eggplants. It can be eaten raw… Continue reading To-ma-to – Third and a half time lucky !!!
Chilies or Peppers are the easiest and least fussy plants to grow. All they need are good soil with organic matter and protection from pests like aphids and leaf miners. You will need some patience though as they take some time to reward you and are heat dependent. Chili might have originated in South America… Continue reading Chili wali Gali – The Hot Pepper Lane
Things changed a bit. We moved to another rental apartment. Summer is kind of coming to an end. And the best news : I have a longer balcony now with loads of afternoon Sun. Good for the upcoming season, but I'll probably dread it next summer 😳. Time for new plants !! Bush Beans : Cucumber… Continue reading Fall Planting
This one's very punctual, visiting at almost the same time everyday ! and , a little selfish too - doesn't want to share any nectar with friends. It literally chased away another humming bird multiple times who came into have its share 😀 #hummingbird #balconygarden #visitor #plantsmakeyouhappy
Its Summer people, time to💧hydrate💧 with some cool, crispy and juicy Cucumbers🥒🥒. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you can have them just fresh off the vine 😃. The cucumber is a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae, along with honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon. Made up of 95 percent water, cucumbers are naturally low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and… Continue reading What’s Cool this season? Cucumbers of course!