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!

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: 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!

Cooking: My Own Spinach

Yesterday was tough, as usual and obviously with my sleep schedule.

It’s alright. I think I just go to bed after this.

Since I just stay awake yesterday, I decided to cook for lunch early. All simple one.

As for simple lunch, I go with rice first.

I decided to harvest my own Spinach, which grow and still growing in bins in front of my room house. All already old. They produced more of its seeds. So what I did? Cut the steam, then cut all leaves, and took all the seeds out by my hand. And just spread it every time, from every steam that I cut.

When I cooked, just always simple one. Not much salt for knowing my parent’s health at their age. So, I got like a bowl of Spinach.

After Spinach, I asked if my dad can cook us an omelette, his style, always taste good and taste of his love, I guess since its taste a bit different than mine after many times I have to notice that part.

Another simple menu, potatoes with anchovies cooked with sambal, or we called “masak pedas“, mean cooked spicy. It’s chillies that had been blended, make it as sauce for the potatoes and anchovies. I might share about what sambal is in the future.

So above, that was how my plate yesterday. And every day too, if I cook, and eat at home.

Gardening: Pumpkin Flower!

My garden related thing just, well, not much.

As within time I started back active blogging, I and my family dealing with rough decisions, which soon, I, who love the hills view, will missed the view..

So much, I’m gonna miss my garden to be area. Which believe it or not, I finished it. Remember my post about the garden’s door? Yes. But with heavy rain, sometimes come with thunder and lightning, I didn’t make it to softening the soils, mixture, and no plant or vegetable that I managed to relocated.. I feel bad, really, because even my dad put his energy into the area, by set up the fence and welding.. End up, we don’t get to see any veggies grow there..

While that’s what happened, surprisingly, all bins with veggies in front of my house, growing. Specially my pumpkin!

Yes. Morning here.

So my Spinach bins full of them, and they still growing. But after long time, this one and only pumpkin finally blooms. As it will be the pumpkin, I really hope that. As I want to cook and have the taste of my own growing. Just now I wonder and thinking, how I can take it with me soon to new place..? It’s heavy. And I still dealing with my long covid..

I plan on doing some clearing, soon. With amounts of rain, any time will come mosquitoes. Hard for me to do my gardening thing with them surrounding me.. Like, seriously…

So now I just hope it will grow a pumpkin, at least, a pumpkin.

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!