Gardening: Little Greenhouse

Few days ago I started gave myself time for sow new seeds.

By third day, I decided I needed to do a small greenhouse. But I can’t do something fancy, but poped up in my mind.. “why not recycle?”

Yes, I decided to set my old cat cage, considered as 2 tiers as my small greenhouse. And so, I did recycled few plastic bottles and cups for my new seeds.

These was while I’m working on them. I set a cover, and tide on top of the cage. Then layered those ladders. There, where I placed all new seeds. I even used old plastic bowls. I realised too I made mistakes while doing the process, but as many self-taught gardeners, learning about it all from the process and experience are the best..

And yes, for the onions, I usually do that. It’s just where I wanted it grow its leaves, for cooking. So I hope they all sprout well..

So for now, I just need to finish the fence project, which almost almost done by now. Seriously can’t wait to set two doors, with the help from my dad – credit to him!. Once done, I’ll be moving a lotsss of garden stuff of mine, such as pots and recycle plastic bottles and cups, and bowls. Garden settings like, chairs, maybe, with table soon. Need some decorations for my garden.. just can’t wait..!

Update again soon. Erghh can’t wait but have too.


Gardening: Fences

Last week was, hectic…

So just this week, considered half of this week I can get a chance to do my stuff, and blog..

Couple days ago, I back on my garden plan and landscape.

So far, to me, just good as want and hope for.

I got my hand bruised, after long time not holding an axe, which only metal tool to hit L metals for fence. Those L metals are cut by my dad, credited to him, for helping me in any project. And so, I decided to reuse all netting for fences here.. plus, it all rust resistance, which expensive these days, so reuse from old project, which some not even finished….

And as for yesterday, me in my boots, old already and need a new one but couldn’t afford it yet… But, as can be seen, my fence project really as I want.

Although I need to fix all before I could start for two garden doors… Seriously, I just hope that I can make the area, the space looks good as I want it to be.. Like, for real this time. Because I don’t want to repeat same mistake that I’ve done since I started gardening like seriously in 2020…

Not choose area and space, to not thinking long enough to set and make fences like properly, and too not choose where to set my greenhouse, space for sow new seeds.. But this time, I said, “I give it a go, here!”.

So yea… So far, this is only..

And I hope I can finish it..

Gardening: March’s Things

I try my best to get active in here. By that I just need to cut short my writing part.

So here’s for my gardening stuff, so far..

These photos I took within this week.

From my new seeds of Spinach and Cosmos err which in my language is Ulam Raja. It took some time to sprout from my observation. For Spinach, it all from old seeds, from old batch, and from last year.. Few of them, did sprout out, some just, so far.. Not really. But I let it stay. See if it all sprout a bit late than usual..

But kind of worry for Spinach, it all might be nothing but weeds…

And as for couple of days now, I did it, set up my new perimeter on my new area. To which I plan to do frontyard garden like. I will plant few important and usually eat by my parents and siblings, more for my parents and myself as green leaf vegetables are green in short time only. So it is better to me, for me to plant few kinds only.. Plus the area just nice to include flower kinds together.

I hope this time I can make it. It’s been a long time since last one actually…. And I can’t wait for the time where my mom also can enjoy the garden…. The area with pavers, like a round pathway, just with edges. It was an outdoor kitchen things, wet one.. But abandoned since, but more like not function as it was before to which I decided to go with it, as my garden…. Plus it’s part where me and family cross for walk like that….

So yes. My daily life. Which I want to put more effort into it too…. And will try to post more!

Gardening: New, Simply Near Area

Hiiii to new followers in here! Nice to meet you guys, from anywhere you’re from!

So, remember I set my garden area to be? Yea, but I can’t work on there… I feel bad actually, but the reason is that I realised I can’t even be there even if I wanted to, as it’s at edge of where our main house located. So… I feel like I have to pass on that one…. But, I decided to go with medium space? Considering as for garden?

It’s our pavers garden, to which, actually no garden – because there was no flowers before, like years since my mom plan and set for it when we had two gardeners back then… No exact ‘garden’… So in pandemic era that I started plants Spider Lilies, to which they’re all grow so well…. And now, I mean, few weeks back I decided to set it as frontyard garden. I can’t wait, but already started, 2 days already.

You see hmm…. This mess, since last year I maintain the area…. All down when I caught covid last year, and as the result, true that I’m kind of worry or scared to do my outdoor work since. It was half year that I’m not doing my outdoor work, like every single day I do, before covid…… And, early this year, I realised, I gained so much that I started to feel like…. Pressure….? I don’t like it… With stuff at home, as I’m considering full time artist, which yes, I do illustrations of details in black and white, I just can’t get time to exercise, but rather than nothing, I choose to go with gardening or landscaping, which I feel relieved every time… Feel great.

So far I managed to hoe on compose on surface area, which is pavers. It’s like a pathway of pavers. Next step will be set up the fences, yesss I’m so into it. To which I plan for bamboo fence.. Since, yea, our home ground full of it! I’ll be going to chop few of it of how many that I need, for fences.

Once done, I’ll be need help from my dad to set 2 garden grille, door…? Which will be made out of bamboo. And ladt step, I’ll be ready the soils. For now, I still growing veggie on my bins. For now, just Spinach.. That’s it…. As we still receive rain time to time.

Photos are from first day for this small project. I choose the area since its the nearest to our main building of our house. Plus, it’s flat compared to the area I took last year…. 2 years, ago..? I feel like it..? It’s alright, whatever, but maybe I might use it the future? Who knows right….?

For now, this is the area. Just nice, big enough for me to plant few kinds.

Ok. Need a sleep, I have things to settle. Take care!

Some Thoughts: New Month

I miss here…..

Been away, and last one was on 21st January… I had things that have to do, not only daily, but few different things. Else than focus on my artwork stuff, I too dealt with personal matter… obviously, we as a human..

Yesterday’s sky and clouds, while do my outdoor work with my bap, my dad, I call him bap..

Been tough since past few days or last week, or can I say lately? Because there’s things personally I’ve been dealing with, but most now I poured in my diary.. A book, a planner, gave to me as a present last year… It’s, a journey, too… In silence, in quite interesting kind of feeling with writing in a book, a physical thing, in your two hands… I’ll keep the book forever even if I’m finished with it, including its pen… I’ll, treasure it….

February, it always been a month that, it’s like a jump for us, like it’s feel fast…? Kind of? This month, my bap’s project have to slow down a bit, as we waiting for budget to buy a pallet of pavers to continue.. Meanwhile, bap’s started set wiring for my lil sis’ room house for me to move in there, it will be like a guest house, but more for myself, second room house like that.. Me and bap started clear up some area that usually, I’m doing it, an outdoor stairs lead to a courtyard like area with pavers.. I plan to set a fence using bamboo soon, so our Miss Kembang the goat can’t go around pooping and fertilize grass and weeds there, because I plan for it to be a garden..

My last garden area already set since last year, but can’t do much as the soil, raining season, plus with me catching up with bap’s projects… So, I think I let that one area go, and set near and close to house kitchen..

So I hope I can keep up in here.. Or, you can follow me on my artwork Instagram @/anugerah_gee, because I’m active there more actually.. Night…

Gardening: Fixing Pavers

Last time was 4 days ago? Time flies so fast..

Midnight here.. Quick one I guess.

The other day of my dad’s project was good. Then we continued with chopped off our long time citrus tree. The root wand crazy and tough one. It took my energy off like seriously. So… this is the root. Main part of it.

That big. You can see the size compared to cans there in a first photo. For second photo, that’s the balance of the root. We will dog it all out soon, as for now, which 2 days ago me and my dad started open, dug out some part of pavers to rearrange and re-level.

The difference between where all pavers was arranged and the beam, left side of it all, just huge…. As the result, when rain come, all just full in the area, where you can see, I did scrapped all the grass and weeds and soil…. it was fun actually..

My dad enjoy the part where he could just pull off those pavers using the hook eye hoe.

And yes.. I collect some beautiful rocks and snail’s shells.. Hmm I’ve been thinking for it as my artwork references, but not sure yet, or probably for my accessory business…

Okay…. Need my nap. I cook more lately I feel good, better, like ya know.. Chill like that…. Well, give myself time.. We all need it right..

Gardening: So Far!

Hey it’s midnight and I’m update stuff, plus still thinking specific and particularly for what exactly for a planner that I want to write as someone gave me last year.

That one I won’t put in here. That just for my personal one… Anyway, update on my dad’s project.

We, as me and my dad, on his project. As for yesterday, we did it so much although the progress can say slow, well… It’s just 2 of us. But we managed to cleared grass and already planning for where-to-where part to go with pavers soon. And sad thing is, yea, we decided to chopped off our long time 2 in 1 citrus tree, a unique one… 2 types of limes from 1 root… But it’s part of the will be pavers area so, I did the chopping part…. Thank you tree..

But as there’s not enough budget for pavers which costy a bit and a bit more costy than the last time I bought, which was at the beginning of the pandemic… So.. Definitely, the price different now. So.. I can only wait for my dad’s green light.

While doing all that, I chooses to picked all the wild white flowers that blooming like crazy this time. I set 2 bouquet of it…. And yes, these are for ones that gave me love and memories.. I don’t think I’m gonna open about it, so yea, it’s my thing, that I usually do when the flowers blooms. I didn’t get the chance to do so last year as there was more rain, until recently there’s more sunny….. So the flowers’ here, I was just “yes, I must pick it”. For me maybe tomorrow or whenever I can get to.

I only open on my IG, but story only. I hardly to open when it one that give me a big impact in my life, as person stretch to my personal and opinions and feeling and so so on…. In any aspects, I realised that, I have part that I couldn’t put if it gives me impact on specific parts of myself… I believe, we all have it, isn’t it..?

It’s, memorable things kind of.

Gardening: White Wild Flowers

Rain back again, 3 days already. No outdoor activities hmm but sunny days one week plus, there’s my favourite wild flowers blooming.

These wild flowers… My favourite whenever its blooming around our home ground. Since I don’t know to be exact the actual name, I simply call them “white wild flowers”. And every time its blooming, I picked up as a bouquet of it, one bouquet for myself or any area in our home, another for my pets.

I should snap some close ones. Which I will. But I’m worry I couldn’t as I have an family things for few days, with raining, uhmm worry it all gone and I have to wait for sunny days after rainy season… Hopefully there’s sunny, at least I can continue my dad’s project… It’s important for us actually.

I need to prepare for my stay at hospital this evening, so yea……. I should get ready, in few minutes.

So see you soon.

Gardening: Landscaping?

Said that I recently involved with my dad’s project, one of his. So let see quick!


The area was pavered. I think like 10 years ago..? So, my dad just wanted things clear and he and me will redo part of it, which not the area above, but yes, we will also re-level this one area.

In these photos, I just scrapped all sand and soil that mixed together for years. True, it was hard, I had to knocked and cut off using my hoe. Since it’s a red soil, it in phase of red rock formation. The happy thing that we don’t need to add pavers in the area, maybe only add some concrete soon.

Replaced them all took some time too.

Still have few last of them, just the area. Once done, my dad plan that we can start redo by take out some amount of pavers, on the area that we will re-level, using this sand and soil that mixed together, that I replaced. We will set them, level them well, and as for my idea, we will set a sheet of grey and black plastic – which to slow down the growth of the moss, grass, and weeds from roots from the sand and mix.

I hope that my dad’s project come together as he wanted, as it’s only he and me will do this project and yes, we take time with it too!

It’s almost dawn, need a nap first. Good day everyone.

Gardening: Kangkung Regrowth

It’s been a long time for my garden things, it’s because lately my area receives rain more than usual.

As the result, with after caught Covid on June, I’ve been slow down with my outdoor activities. Sometimes, even cooking and drawing I don’t feel my usual energy that I have before Covid… It’s, frustrating..

Buy around 1 to 2 weeks ago, I had planned in mind, which the only that easy and raining season now, what I can grow just kangkung, or Water Spinach. So that when I bought 2 ties of it, and came home with another 1 tie, which my parents bought. I just love it.

Yea… I just had to clear up all the bushes and wild plants, again, the other day..

Luckily, the bed and the woods frame still intact. This bed is the best one, in my garden area. It was burned as I and my father did clear things up end last year. Cut out of branches and sticks, like that.

And as you can see, new leaves regrowth. I plant kangkung from its roots. But make sure its steam available for the regrowth part.

Yes, like this. And where’s the leaves?

Top steam and leaves, I cooked. Kangkung Belacan, that’s in my language. That was my plate that day.

But let’s see upclose? For the regrowth one?

I’m soooo happy to see it all growing.

Since I did on pots. The result not same as on soil like this. Yes, compose and fertiliser, that part a bit tough, as soil that I set on pots doesn’t turn out like when I plant on soil. Easy say, I prefer on soil directly method, rather than on pots, as I with my artwork, now accessory business, cooking, and other things personally, it’s take time and energy, so, on direct soil method save my time in daily like a LOT. Yes, I still have to put fertiliser and compose for all kangkung to grow, but at least I just can – removing weeds, put fertiliser or compose, and water them all, and done. I don’t need to go all around like I did with pots.

Plus, kangkung need more water, with the season, it can survive well, from my observation so far since I started in 2020.

So let’s see how it all gonna be!