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.
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.
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 WaterSpinach.. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally!. The first one of gardening blog, first post on the section that I’ve been planning on.
Here, well, where I’ll be putting together my gardening stuff, vegetables or flowers gardening. This section that it will in.
Few years ago, before I decide to be full time artist, I’m so into agriculture. Where I did, actually, plant pumpkin and chilies. It was fun. But later then I decided to go with art, full time. As few years into art scene, I started to do gardening work, such as – clear up bushes, and make sure I keep on going.
So, as above. It grows not in my attention that I want it. It usually grow when I buy them, solidly sweet potatoes, to eat. But I keep them in a basket, upper part of our open frame of rack, near our living room’s windows. If the day is sunny, yellow sunny I mean it, it’s clearly that they get volume of sunlight. As the result, I usually get sweet potato shoots, and sometimes, even our stock of potatoes turn up to grow their shoots.
I learned from a woman, currently viral on social media, in my country. Her name is Nuraishah. She left her work as a designer, back to her home town with her mother, and her cat, and started to plant many of vegetables. I love to see her work, when I found her on Twitter. Then follow her on Instagram. From there, I learned about how to grow sweet potato.
Can say it grows naturally.. In a basket. Which I realized after many times. So, while busy with my artwork and concrete work sometime, I talked with my mom, “I want to plant some veggies”. And there, where I decide to go with it, in time where I’m so busy with daily basis, with many other small projects. Oh well, I need it to, but I give myself time to relax once awhile.
So, it’s in my list now. But this new pandemic come. So I have to slow down with outdoor activities, outdoor work. But once all this done, gone, I’m gonna start with fence and space for it, for vegetables that I’ll be plant in the future insha Allah..
While this pandemic still ongoing, let’s stay inside and do anything to keep our head well. I hope you guys are well.