Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Vegetable Garden - 1
A glorious picture of the blueberry plant my daughter planted 2 summers ago ready to bear fruit this year. Spring/Summer that glorious time of the year when everything is green and waking up to the sounds of birds singing. I am all pumped up and can't wait to plant my vegetable garden, garden patch is ready, the seeds having been started indoors and ready to be transplanted. I dropped by Home Depot on a warm April day and found a lot tomato plants, could not resist bought a few put them outside that day itself. Luckily there was no frost, and my tomato plants are looking healthy and starting to flower already! I am all pumped up now. Bitter gourd (Pavarkai) has by far been the best yeilding after the tomatoes. I finally succeeded in getting my eggplants to fruit last year. The trick is to keep them in pots rather than on the ground. I don't know what the logic is behind this but this worked. The best nutrition has been the waste water from cleaning the milk can, water from washing rice, dal etc. I am reluctant to add any fertilizers or pesticides. I do not buy pavarkai from the stores anymore I wait for summer so I can get my own fresh ones.