Gardening: Relocating

I started to clear up bushes in my garden.

And relocated just few of my plants. The truth was until yesterday that I managed to relocated those plants. Not many but I just know I can’t wait any longer, as those baby plants need room to grow better.

2 chilies and 1 pumpkin.

For this first time on the new area and soil, as I did once back in 2020, if I’m not wrong, just different area, I just kind of monitor them for time to time, while I’m ready for new batch of seeds to sow.

A bit tough for now, as weather change so much these days in my area. The result, my recent sowing didn’t sprout at all.. I was kind of frustrated. But it’s alright. Some take time to sprout isn’t it? So else than that, I just cleared up and cutting off for maintenance. Specially for wild moss that grow so much since me and my father clear the area last year.

Yesterday was great.

I decided to get back to usual evening routine, with my gardening, seeds, and get active.

Since I caught up with Covid, like almost 2 months ago, which I was in a week with the flu, fever symptoms, I was worried or scared…? As my chest does feel pain sometimes and still have dry cough from the infection.. It’s tough but yes, slowly I’m on it again.

So that’s my boots work for every day gardening.

Need a new pair!

Gardening: Garden’s Door!

Finallyyyyy

After couple of months, with me facing covid and symptoms after it, I was kind of worried about my body condition. What I mean how if I do gardening things can effect on myself?

So far nothing serious. And yesterday, midnight writing here, now. So yesterday was the last important part of the garden to be, the door!

Finally my garden have the door. It’s so important as I, we family our goat pet, name Miss Kembang.

Back to the door. It was all thank you to my sister, who moved in back with me, us. She the one that set up, drilled the screws, and set a simple lock system for the door.

Yes. I’m the one who choose the wood pallet as the door. It was 2 years old already, if I’m not wrong? Since pandemic hit, stay still in our garage, so I said “why not?”

Last on list, I will paint it. Of course using exterior paint, so probably oil based paint. And still deciding and thinking what colour. I feel like blue, but at the same time pastel kind of colour. And maybe as with my sister’s plan, we might set a pergola above my garden’s door. As with weather conditions in my country.. So, need one. See what we will up to, soon.

Front view of my garden. Still tons to do. But at least I got water set!

I have to do everything slowly, as I can feel the after covid effect on my body. I just hope nothing serious insha Allah, and eat well.

Stay safe people.

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: 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.

Gardening: New Port And Kangkung Bin

It’s kind of cloudy day, but it’s sunny most of the day.

No update since last one, a week before Eid Day, I just so busy plus, my phone have battery life problem which I don’t like it at all.

I’ve decided to set new area for my gardening. After Eid Day, my old area, which I did wrote about it in here, turned out totally messed.

Wild bushes just grew taller and packed, surrounded the area. Those woods that I used for fence, all down. As the result, I choose to go with where I don’t need to be mess with mud, which it’s front of my house/room area.

Photos above, where I replaced my kangkung veggie, which my favorite and family, and okay for my father to have it in meals.

I decided to go with the method, by using old bins that I found around our home. And soil?. Yes, I made that soil as you can see in the photos. Which I softing it from where I dug up. Mixed with naturally composed leaves, that fell, of course. Hoe-ing and gloves, with my hands, I just mixed up the soil.

I go with my old kangkung, first photo above, and some parts of it, I used kangkung‘s roots from market, which my parents bought it. Of course, not all from market one survive, almost all not this time around. While ones where I picked, almost all started grew new leaves. Make me happy with hope soon, like another 2 weeks, at least, growing more leaves. And wait until they blooms their flowers, so I can get their seeds.

Yes, I used plastic packages to plant seeds. I think it’s alright, as long as it all grow out?

The first photo, the day I seedlings. After 5 days, kangkung‘s seeds, first pack sprouts out. And third photo, late evening yesterday I snapped it. And yes, as today is my outdoor work day, I might relocate them, in their new bin bed. Maybe. Since they all still small.

My new area, it’s just small, but it’s alright as I don’t need extra work to cover, to clear grass that grows something like that. But the extra on the part where I need to do my own mixture of soils, and bring a bag of it to transfer it in to the bin. Have some other bins to fill, so it’s really take time with new area now. But of course it’s not just kangkung. There’s some other too. Will update once I can. Kind of busy actually, with rest and chilling too, of course.

New post soon, any what that I’ll up in here.

Gardening: Small Green House

I’ve been working on my ground, clearing weeds lately.

A month ago I managed to set up my little green house. It’s for my plant seeds, obviously.

Setting up from my old wooden frame that I did months ago. It was actually for another purpose. I was thinking for couple days before I decided to turn it into my green house. After decided, I cleared whatever mess that scattered around the wooden frame. A bit tough, I could say but it was great.

Some kind of roof…

Made a roof using wire net, it something that I used in many of my project.

I reused couple of plastic bags, from our cat’s food bag, which I usually keep it, rather than throw it. Did some kind of like cover on top of the wire net roof, on the front part of it only, so if rain, it won’t so much hit my seeds.

On top of the plastic bag cover, overall sides needed to be covered by the famous cover when come to agricultural – the net – usually black colour, but I found this one in our garage. And it was the wide ones. Cut into the sizes, I covered all sides, except one that set on the wall.

And yes, just like that, I have a small green house!. Which limited errr….. But still spacious for few pots. And up until now, I still need to set few or couple of racks, so I can seeding some other plant seeds, in one go.

Lastly, big moth wad near me at the time 🙂

I’ll post the next one on my plant seeds, which actually, already grow. But my bad since I’m so late on updating… -_-“

So stay tuned..!