Saturday, 27 September 2008

My funny vegetable garden

The house is sparkling clean at last and I'm happy to be so up-to-date with the laundry today. Each time I wash the dirty clothes, the laundry basket fills up again. For once, it stays empty. My patio was like a laundramat this morning with sheets and clothes hanging everywhere. I'm lucky I can hang my clothes out to dry. I love the smell of clothes dried in the sun!

I'd like to show you my little vegetable garden. I doubt that I can harvest anything soon but just watching the plants grow is rewarding enough. Those skinny ones with broad leaves are ladys fingers. Can you imagine fruits growing on the skinny trunk?

This is my potato plant. One potato in the kitchen was already sprouting shoots, so I decided to plant it in a small pot. As you can see, the tiny pot has no room for any potato to grow when the plant matures. Maybe I'll get potatoes the size of marbles!

I like using spring onions in my dishes, so I planted an onion. I know, I know. How can this tiny thing feed a family? I guess I need to plant some more.

I planted 3 peanuts too. So far, only one has sprouted. Again, how can the plant produce peanuts in such a shallow pot I wonder? We'll see.

Oh look! Our lipstick plant is flowering. Don't you think the flowers look like lipstick?


Amel's Realm said... MIL also plants potatoes and spring onions and we've been eating her potatoes he he he...

I've never heard of lipstick flower before. Interesting. It does look a bit like a lipstick he he he...

GLAD to hear your house's sparking clean! ;-D I think your plants will grow VERY well, considering you're the one planting them and taking care of them! ;-D

The Real Mother Hen said...

Hey you can plant chili paddy, that will do well in a pot and will give you plenty of fresh chilies.

My cayenne pepper does really well in a pot.

Blur Ting said...

Amel - I guess I will have to get a deeper pot so that potatoes will have room to grow.I can't wait to eat my own produce.

Blur Ting said...

MH - Yep, we have a chilli padi plant and it's producing mote chilli than we can eat! It's in my herb pot, together with the rosemary and peppermint plant.