Gardening: Paver Maintenance

A day ago I tried to do whatever physical activity, whenever I get a chance.

Not much, but sure that enough, at least, for a day. Which I make sure I do, go wear my gears and off to the home ground.

As for a day ago, weather are sunny. After long time of rain. But I hope for rain once or twice in a week, at least, but, what can I do right, it’s not in our control. So sunny day, I usually do my physical activity.

I decided to just go around, as I remember, I need to remove and replace pile of metal bars, if it is what it call??. One that people use to make or set up for fence, usually for land perimeter, specially in country like mine. Its, can say L shape like that….. You know what I try to describe..?

It’s okay. So after replaced them, it was considered late to me, but sunlight still, so I just jumped on my new area for my garden soon. There are paver path way, no one really walk through it anyway, so I decided to set half of the area as my new garden ground. For now, I try to keep up maintain it.

Usually I use hoe. Just if I not in mood for throwing my energy to where I’ll be tired, I just go crouch and pull out weeds and unwanted grass and wild baby plants. Yea, you can spot Spider Lily, I can say that they’re survivor to be frank. Crazy..

So not much as time passed, it was almost dark, and seriously and not fun at all, it’s at the time where mosquitoes are crazyyy. Super annoying and irritating. Anyway, here, the result.

Still more but will continue soon, as for now, I have to clear up unwanted weeds in front of my, because of black ant infestation, not all in my house. But half around the house perimeter.. It’s bothering my way at the same time..

So yea… I piled those unwanted weeds, wild plants, together with composed dried leaves and small thin branches, as for my topsoil soon.

Okay, that’s for now.. See what’s up next time.

Stay safe everyone. Stay well alright.

Gardening: New Baby Spinach

About couple days ago, I decided that I just have to replace for my new Spinach.

It grow and many of them, actually.

A bit tough for this time, as I also decided to replace them, not in bins, but in an old stainless steel sink.. Yes. I did it.

There it is!

I go with ones that grows tall or big.. If it that’s the word..?. I choose this one, like in the photo. And reuse my own blend of soil. And this time I added my own compose, which made up from food waste, our goat, Ms. Kembang’s waste, and grass that I clear up. Mixed and set them in the sink. So far, I can say it’s good.

As for few more, I replaced them in a bin.

3 of them are new, another are old one. You can spot it well in the photo.

I also added my own compose, for ones in the bin.

I can only wait for them to grow now.

Another update, see what’s going to be.

Stay safe everyone.

Gardening: New Kangkung Planting

It’s been awhile..!

I hope everyone is doing well.

As so, can say that a lot has happened. I mean it like really. As last week my/our home area, where we live are hit by flood. And as so far, most who live in the area are still have to deal with the results such as cleaning up what they can save. Aids from NGOs and government still coming to our area, in and out. Alhamdulillah me and family are okay… I will continue on new post, if I feel like it.

So… Things are slowly back to how it is, as for me and family. As for myself, I managed to plant new kangkung. Here’s quick one, photos.

The day before, I had to make few holes on this bin. Because before I had this bin ready, I didn’t make it.. How stupid to think back. But I learn, and of course we all do..

I plant using kangkung that I bought from market, as they’re come with roots, this what I usually do. Kangkung, as in English Water Spinach is easy one, to me at least, because if you do with this method, just make sure to save it in a cup or whatever (if it’s late to plant it or gardening), so it won’t quickly softening to become rot. You can feel the steam become hard as for crunchy, slowly as time passes. This is just from my observations of course.

So I’m waiting for how things with it. For something else, I just took some photos around.

Just had my time walk around. Since I plan on set up an area for my small garden, which near our house.

Photos I took, my baby Spinach, need to replant them all soon. Small red butterfly on our wildly grow Kaduk plant, people in here have it as ulam. Our Ms. Kembang just came across to eat whatever she knows what. Our 2 in 1 citrus family tree, one root but two different trees, one are, we called limau kasturi or lime, kind of lime, another one are lemon, you can see the yellow colour? Yes, that already ripe actually I should pick it soon. Last one, my boots, myself, standing in front of wild flowers. I did wrote about it in my previous post.

So.. That’s all. I slowly get back to my routine, which is a bit hard, as I went through personal matter, which well.. Still do.. I will write about it and the impact that whole of it, the results of it.. This year is the toughest one, personally for me, I think.. (?)

Okay. So I take it slowly, getting back to what I usually do and feel. I hope you all too.

Stay safe everyone..!

Gardening: New Sowing

It’s been awhile isn’t it?

It is…!

I’ve been away for awhile as for some reason, and maybe write about it, at least a bit from it.

And also I’m happy knowing that writing this at least my phone’s keypad not slide out when I’m writing, which I don’t know why, plus phone’s notification, well, keeping slide down haahhh… Irritating, I could say.. New phone? Not now, and expensive in here.. Let’s see what I can do, maybe telco have an offer.

In the mean time, I started sowed new seeds. Here’s some progress.

So I learned that Kangkung in English are Water Spinach.. And that was what I sowed, alongside with Spinach. Which to me, at least is the easiest, since climate in my country.

Some part of kangkung already in their pots. And as raining season, I’m not really watering them. To say, current season should be sunny but I think since climate change increased, I noticed, we noticed the effect nowadays.

As we still in pandemic, I go out when I feel so. Which is the reason also that I choose and do all these, since vegetables are important to me, specially my parents. So that’s why I feel it’s the need for me to do this. Plus it’s something that I love also. And to think back, it’s more than a year, like maybe… A year and half already? Must start somewhere. And this is what I feel I’m going to do, no matter what. I try to make time for it.

As for now, I’m waiting for all my new green babies to grow well and to repot. I really hope so I harvest when the time comes because it’s been a long time since last one I got to taste them.

Okay then, stay safe people..!

Movie: Little Forest – Summer/Autumn and Winter/Spring

September here already, and I missed to blog out.

I take this opportunity to set my first post on movie!. I love movies. And this one just how I feel now and consider almost how I feel these days.

I love this movie.

That’s it. I love it. I can’t really remember when I first watch it, but I just love it.

To start, this is not review or critics. It’s just opinion, personally at the end of the day. As a consumer and a fans of film and drama.

As the title, it’s Japanese movies. I recall, and not expect at all that I will love both of the movie titles. The focus of course, is surrounded by the main character. As she lives and do her daily basis, routine in her small hometown. She creates foods, using almost all around her area’s ground and natural sources for survival.

In these movies, each season set from first dish to seven. Of course, selected dish to be on point. Showing also, her daily life to live, by farming and gardening. Harvest whatever that she plant or found in forest nearby. Also insert point, such as how she will dry up source for foods in hard time such as in the winter months, which plants and source that suitable in a cook (like frying or boiling and such), and her relationship, friendship with her suddenly-away mother..

To highlight, how every dish is being shown to prepare, clean, and cook, and serve. Even I myself feel like “okay, I’m going to cook that food”!

Another reason, I love these movies, of course because it’s personal relatedness in my life, as in daily basis, that I have to do or deal.

As you can see, my post on gardening and cooking. Which I still uhh.. Need to keep up to blog.. Lately I’ve been busy!. But I’ll try. So….. It’s related to my reality and how enjoy I am when I watched these movies.

The vibes. I think the vibes also, give me the feeling to be out and surround myself with greens and soil. It gives the feeling of the smell of nature, with the choice of music, songs for these movies. And most of it, it projecting the energy – the energy to me, for me to get on my gear, to do physical activity, to be at the moment of doing the physical work and enjoy the process.

Overall, these movies tell that, if you love your idea of what life is about, go for it. Even if to some feel like it’s going to be a bit hard or not fancy as live in big city, it’s alright – it’s back to you, how you feel like the most, and what life is all about, to you, at the end, just go for it….(?)

I recommend these, to whoever out there, if you love gardening, landscaping, and cooking, these two movies is so good.

Alright. I’ll try to keep up with my cooking section, soon. It might be simple since I missed many of my cooking…!

Gardening: Wild Flowers

About last week, I did, but uhm just now I can blog about it.

It was raining season, more like humid – on off rainy and sunny in a day or two. Fresh grass and ground smell, when rain water drop just.. Nostalgic.

I was so surprised when, after more than 2, 3 days not doing much, I stepped out on evening after lunch, as you usual.. And it was beautiful..!

I decided the moment I saw these wild flowers – to have them in the kitchen table top.

To be honest, I don’t know exactly what this purple one. It actually more like lilac in colour, but it does look blueish at the same time. When it bloom, it does look like dandelion, just in small, mini size. And since it small, I had to cut ton of it.

Well, someone or.. More. Decided to join me at the time. Includes our goat, Miss Kembang.

Mr. Sepet just did his thing, and Ms. Kembang just.. Tried to play horns with him and of course, he not interested to, obviously – cats..

As you notice, Lantana Camara flowers also grow wildly on our house ground. In our language, it’s called Bunga Tahi Ayam – true is, in English well.. It might sound weird. So, ehemm.. Excuse it for this time around. I did picked up few of it also.

Mr. Downy also around, joined me. Just well, he was playing with himself at dad’s stainless ladder, while I just saw him and took the photo.

And Mr. Sepet also, well.. Still doing his thing at the time. While Ms. Kembang just as she always been – being around eating, what she can, every time I do my my outdoor work.. Where I’m at, there she will be.

I picked both flowers. And, it’s weird or not to some people, but I just like to see it. Specially when I’m done and all of them are in a bucket I carried – in this one, I took it from our living room/hall cabinet. It was used for nothing, so.. Why not, I think. Let me use it.

So yes, I did. Arranged them both, in a jar, each one for them.

Well.. It was fun, actually. Hardly ever do, since these flowers come with their season. But I arranged them with my mom, she had a shop back when she was young. Arranged flowers for marriage and stuff, like that. So, learned from her that day I collected all of these flowers.

As so, once I’m done. I placed them on our kitchen’s table top. Still need to clear the area. And as for now, I mean now today, both dried out already. The wild flowers, although dried, it bloom so much. I still like to see it, even it’s already done..

Aren’t it beautiful??

It is to me. Although its done now. It bloom like this, just.. Pretty.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll shake it, spread it all on my small area where I managed to clear up last time. I hope it will grow. If, it will. Since that small area is red soil, kinda of hard, a bit. See how things go.

As for few days, I need to clear and clean up some areas. Need to do it fast, before things come up this Thursday..!

Gardening: Small Corner

It’s been a long time I didn’t do landscaping and such, planting and so on.

As so, did it for like….. 3 days, now..?. Really it’s been a long time and I hope I can keep up, for every day.

The small area was left since there was a bucket of old soil, with few plant, which I did cleared and removed. And planned to paver up. Didn’t make it as the pandemic started, shops closed, it was last year.. As the result, up until now, with no budget, I can’t paver all the area I plan to.. Kind of frustrating. But what can I do.. Yea, what can I do?. Just do whatever I can. And that’s what I do, I did.

It’s crazy how much energy I can feel, like, burning – the tiredness, the sweat, the… Well, every movement with my hoe, scratch out all those grass with weeds, wild species of plant, all together is kind of tough, to even pull it out by hand. But, I can say I like the old sometimes, classic but yea, once awhile at the time, when I feel like to.

For all weeds and grass that I cleared, I just left there for awhile, before I set them in some corner, and let them be. After for awhile, it will be decay and I can collect for my mix soil blend.

After cleared, since I don’t like mess when I want to plant some plants, here the result.

Well.. Not many of plant anyway. Believe it or not, all what I planted are from our home ground, that we brought from our old house, when we moved to where me and my family lives now.. I planted Spider Lily, and some few which one of it are flower plant, small yet pretty. All of these are plants that suitable for our climate, specially where I live. With rain and hot, humid, these plants can stand it. So, I think it’s alright. But since nursery and florist are open, after almost 3 months shut, I can say I might want to go and buy few, with budget and suitable ones.

Well, one of them are kind of Moss like, I don’t know what but I’ll search for it later, but one that I said “small yet pretty” one, yea yes, that one – it’s sooo beautiful to my eyes to see when it grow so lush and green. It’s something that I hope it will soon, like.. 3 to 4 months?. I hope.

So I wish things gonna be alright, I can keep up, and hopefully my energy with what I eat, can give physical strength and energy. It’s must.

Stay safe and get a vaccine..!

Gardening: New Black Soil

Take my time here, at midnight. I think it’s just with midnight.. Since I got sleep schedule problem..?

Last weekend, or really if it’s last weekend?. Or this week..??. I forgot.. But never mind. I went to supermarket, with big brother, and got a chance to buy a thing that I kind of to say I craving – soil.

Yes, soil.

I bought black soil..!

Yea, I’m excited. Because the thing is I did my own soil mix, from our home ground. Obviously not so much of nutrients available for a plant that I try to plant, in a pot, which mean quantity of soils that I mix and space are limited.

As said, I bought 2 only. For now and test.

Okay. Before that, I did remove my stunted Spinach, from small red box to big blue box. I removed ones that stunted only, as you can see. On big blue box, I set a space from each one of it. To see how all Spinach will grow soon.

Before that, soils in these 2 boxes are my own mixture, from our home ground. Both look a bit different.

Later on, well.. I realized, there was no home ground soil. I decided to make my own blend of soil mix, after seeing the texture of the black soil I bought. It’s soft, to what I recall right now. I still remember how soft it is. So yea, once did collect some soil, mixture of a bit of sand, old wooden table that decay after awhile, and red soil.. I just added to the pot, it’s plastic pot by the way, lost in my room/house. I don’t know how that happened actually..

As from the package, I added around 45%, of home ground mix?. If I guess.

Mix it all well. Just as I wanted. And back to the stunted Spinach, from small red box, I removed 7 of it, into the pot. So…. Now I just have to wait and see, how it will grow. It will adjust by themselves, as from my observations, so far.

But weird, at least to me I mean, that some of my Spinach growing well in less spacious pot…. Like.. Hm?

I don’t know, but still working on all of these. So, I need coffee grounds.. As soon as possible, for my Bitter Gourd plants.. More like emergency now.

Let’s see how things go. Need a nap.. Night world. I hope that things get better soon.

Gardening: Current Favorite View

I’ve been focusing on cleaning my sisters room/house. So can say I’m slowing down with my garden.

Though that’s what it is for a time being, I just received a news from sisters, that of course I have time to clean up all and set like a month. They want me to know, to take time. Which I realized that’s also whatever we do between us, siblings.

Here it is!

It’s my small garden, and I think it’s my favorite area for me to see, every time I up to do my thing, my routine.

I love this area. I love this view, for every evening, I’ll do my thing, such as mixing soil, replant, and water my greens. I also like to touch them.. I suppose it’s not a bad thing?. Yes, that’s what I do, and talk to them (haha). Clear up some weeds that grows in their pots, it’s tough, since mosquitoes around will attack at any moment with their gang.

Bitter Gourd’s flowers fall, I don’t know why but it’s beautiful to me, so I gather them in their bin, well, since I plant one of it in an old dustbin, so.. Yea, pretty small thing. Lady’s Fingers also 3 of them, just like Bitter Gourd, growing well. But I don’t really think so.. I still working on all of these, actually. Water them and so on. And latest one I just plant onions, as you can see, just to grow its leaf. I need it, so that’s what I usually do, not sow the seeds but just plant onion that my parents bought – a bag of onion..!. So usually I’ll pick few and place it on my mixed soil in a pot.

I still remember last time I did, it was lush. It all grow so well and it’s inside our living room..!. I want to see how it grow this time, since it’s on the outside this time. Plus, with rain, how well it will grow out, let’s see.. I really hope there’s sunny day tho.

There’s also Spinach, which I need to replace it, so it will grow like in the last photo, where there’s my boots appear. I plant also moss plant, that grows wildly in our home ground, since I find it beautiful to see if it grow so much.. I need bigger pot soon, just for it. Other just – ginger, mini cucumber, I don’t know what its called so yea, its small, celery, and pak choy.. But all still.. Well, I just gonna keep on going, until they all grow like how it all should be.. Try rather than not, isn’t it?

And that’s what I’m going to do, since pandemic still, MCO still. So I just do what I really like and enjoy, else than do my artworks. Which gives me something while in process doing all this. So need time, need to give myself time and keep active. We all need it.

So yea, I like it, love it, currently. For every time I check on them. I think for flowers soon?. It’s on my list, but I don’t know yet. Oh I almost forgot, there’s flower plant in first photo, and my Long Bean plant.

I hope people do anything that will keep your, our body active. Gardening, landscaping is a good one. Indoor?. Small space?. Can.

Some Thoughts: Life Phase?

It’s been awhile.

I did some changes on this section, “Some Talk” to “Some Thoughts”, because I’m not talking but just writing.. So, yeah.

Still ongoing MCO. The thing is, done my first vaccine alhamdulillah..!. Please do get yours, don’t wait.

Lately.. There’s something about, I’ve been thinking or wondering. As some of my posts about – a turning point in our lives. This time something that, kind of play role in life itself. As we human, not only enjoy our time, doing something we love only, there’s something that along with all we doing, I think.

This is my bitter gourd plants that grows healthy, so far..! Hope they all grow out well soon.

As I’ve been working on my veggies, gardening, and clean up my sisters’ room, sometimes some thing like, bang up time to time in my mind. It’s not my thing to talk about or even mention in conversation, usually, but, it’s just like wondering..?. I mean – love.

Here are just my personal opinion or view. I say it as in generally, to me.

But, as human, we have feelings. And so it’s effects our physical, emotions, and soul. The thing is, I just like, I don’t know what to say or comments when come to the topic. Say, some people can straight forward saying how much they want to be married and have family. Or, what kind of date night they would want to set. Many other things, in this one particular life phase, I called it?.

But it becomes one of that I can’t really say like many others do. Reason is, I think, because how many stories about it are just.. Sadden me up..?.

Somehow somewhat, it’s give me some kind of dilemma. Caught in between?. I believe some people do feel like it. I think it’s because how some stories being share or news that we hear, watch, or read, or know, involved two people, in love, but the relationship – somehow, not working, abuse involved, and many more, that I can’t even write in here.. It’s just sad, because we know that love is something beautiful – at least what we’ve been told.

Love – one thing that I think, it’s a feeling that stands of from many feelings and emotions. Like, crying. Could it be a joyful one, or hurtful one. It’s a feeling that involves intimacy, conquering physical, emotional, and mental and soul. So.. It’s supposed to be all in are beautiful, isn’t it?.

And if it’s beautifully all ways, surround us, it’s must be something that not pressuring or stressing, aren’t it?. I think, it’s human that cause it’s a hurt and broken matter or topic these days. And because of this, I just don’t know what to say or comments.. But some will say, happen to them. Well.. I could say, to some people, they have one in this world. And to some others, they may not meant to.. And this is just so, so hurt to me to know.. Because, somehow somewhat, it’s most people that full with love, effort, care, and such, that not get what they deserve.. In this time of era. Like, seriously..

This is a topic. And it’s totally different in every each one of us, so, I can’t say much. Just I don’t know when come to this matter, and “I don’t know” or “entah lah” in my language is usually added in my answer at the end, when relatives open talk. I say my opinion then I don’t know. Just that, it’s unclear, I guess. With how human these days?. Yea, love is fading.