Gardening: New Peat Moss, New Seed In Family

Last week I bought new peat moss, and new seed!

So here we go.

Yes.

2 bags only…. As price increase, I decided to be on budget everytime.

These 2 bags of peat moss are imported from Euro, as in description at the packing.

And new seed!

Cosmos Mix, for this one? As I learned, and the reason I bought this seed it’s because for the leaves. In here, our ulam, which raw and various of leaves to eat with rice and our kind of dipping sauce, we called sambal or belacan. Of course both of these and ulam leaves are eat together. We will pick and clean them, and ready to eat. Can check my post which I wrote about ulam.

So I still not sow it. But I will.

Recent weather not really sunny. So I think I might wait just a little bit longer, when sunlight is more than usual.

As for now, I need to focus on my body and health, after my Covid last time.

Stay safe everyone.

Gardening: Planting Stuff

2, 3 days ago I went to supermarket. I think it was great since I bought peat moss!

But I just love checking the section area, here’s some.

Went with my parents, we did shopping for groceries mainly, and usually. The reason we ended up at supermarket was I had to send my artwork for framing, which I’ll be sharing soon myself as an artist and artworks.

So, here’s more from the section.

I think the section was upgraded?

Because to me it looks like it.

Pretty isn’t it? I just forgot to snapped few more, specially on pots and soil/compose parts. I’ll share soon my peat moss and additional seed to my seeds collection!

The evening twilight was beautiful too. Here’s.

That’s the bonus for this entry.

So stay safe people. It’s beautiful right..

Gardening: Outdoor Work After Covid

The other day I shared my own experience with Covid.

Ever since I have this kind of worries about my body if I do heavy work, such as gardening and landscaping.

And just today, I mean yesterday if following my local time. But I just did light ones rather than heavy such as, hoe-ing soil on the ground. I wish I can…. But maybe in next few days, as my cough and pain on my chest still ongoing in this Long-Covid phase..

That’s my machete….? Yes. It’s rooster by the way.

I did clear up and chopped off few area full of bushes. I did mostly near our house construction. Just packed and so much of wild plants around so, pulled off grass and stuff only.

So I’m just gonna summarize all from first photo: new branches and blooms of Melati flowers, a basin with baby pumpkin, mangoes babies and it’s all accidentally grow out, mini cucumber baby, a bin full of Spinach, another baby pumpkin, and last one chillies babies.

I’ll repot them all soon, any of it will be on pots and some will be straight onto ground where my garden to be is set. By the way, the garden area only left to set up is a small garden door, that’s the only now. I’ll set up simple system for it soon, before I decide to set properly. Then I’ll relocate my green babies.

So far, I’m alright doing outdoor work. But I won’t push myself either because of the cough specially so, I’ll take time with all of these. Try to enjoy the process, try to set my no stress zone currently as it to love myself… Which I decided to so, more, since before my birthday last year. I love myself of course but it’s like giving myself more in every level… We must, we have, we need to……!

Stat safe, and night.

Gardening: Red Spinach!

So this is just updating what I’m up to with my garden plan.

This will be short, I’ll try.

Last week I decided to sow Red Spinach. Because I never did..! So it’s the first one, first round.

Yayyy to it when I saw it all out! Mean it’s a good seeds.

I did sowed Lettuce Salad and Kale, so far none to be seen.. But it’s alright. I’ll try again. With recent weather, cloudy and rainy, sunlight can say limited as there’s more clouds, rain clouds.. So maybe lack of sunlight I guess.. But it’s alright, I’m okay, just waiting to sow new seeds batch.

And yesterday, this plant bloom its flower, after I decided to cut half of all the height it had been growing for a long time.

I cut off so it will grow fresh, and hopefully it will have more branches. But I think I need a multipurpose compose and new pot for it alone. This flower plant is easy actually in my country as it suits with hot, humid, and rainy weather. This one survived long long time. I think almost 10 years?

So that’s all as my phone battery low.

I’ll try to keep up with my blog. I miss in here. And, for the first time ever, I decided also, to share my artworks with you guys.

Will do it soon. Stay safe!

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: 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.