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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Acerola (Malpighia glabra) seedling is reacting a little strange in my garden. The plant seems to take its own sweet time to grow. While I like slow-growers, this one proves to test my patience. Never knew that it would grow so, so slow. The mother plant though (which I have been keeping as a bonsai) does grow faster than this seedling. Hmm... perhaps a little more fertiliser?



Little lemon tree is cute and pretty. Love watching it grow. After it has grown its true leaves, I can literally see it growing bigger each day. But hope it will not outgrown the little pot too fast. 



Due to the haze and hot weather, I resorted to garden more at my kitchen window for more pleasure. My recent purchase is a Strawberry Saxifraga (Saxifraga stolonifera). I have grown this plant for a few times before already. Each time it was without success and still this time another failure... it seems to be dying slowly :( Good thing it was not that expensive and I used its plantlets for my terrarium :-)



Spot an Azalea bloom? Well, I think that Agave makes a better flower, haha... This is probably why we so love succulents. They are pretty enough even without any blooms.



Turmeric (Curcuma longa) grows rather fast, I mean its roots... I could either harvest some of its roots or re-pot it into a bigger pot. Well, I decided to just repot it...



A weed popped up suddenly after a plant died in this same pot. Not sure what's the ID but it does look like little palm leaves. Don't you think so? But, errr... I do not wish for another palm... 



A flower from my mini hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens)... wow! I am looking forward to another good harvest, yay!



I wish there will rain again soon. It's getting pretty hot. The two times it rained was last week and that's not enough!

Nonetheless, have a wonderful day!

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15 comments

  1. Your seedlings are doing well I think.It is that time for humid hot weather although we have been having some cool ones here. Crazy. LOL! Hope you get some rain soon.

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    1. Hello Lona! Really? the seedlings ok? Oh I am so glad. Looks like it is a happy day for me today. It rained non-stop last night!. I am enjoying the cooler temperature today :-D Thank God :-D

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  2. My Acerola flowers always fallen down to the ground after their bloom. I don't know how many time since their first bloom.
    By the way, I love succulent too. Just need a little handling, and have beautiful shapes. We still have rain through the week, it should be on dry season. Hope you have a wonderful week and happy gardening.

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    1. ooops, you mentioned before about the acerola flower. I wonder if the plant is getting enough water...hmm... Same same on weather. The weather forecast says dry season tilll Sept if I am not wrong. Let's hope differently! You have a wonderful week too yeah, yes happy gardening and enjoy the raya month.

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  3. Hi Steph!
    Your tumeric look so lush and healthy even in the small pot. Mine always attacked by caterpillars which roll the leaves and eat all out.

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    1. Hi Normala, mine will have many holes on the leaves. Maybe a bug or probably grasshoppers love the leaves... anyway, I hope you have lots of turmeric roots to use for cooking :-)

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  4. I can understand why you so admire the agave: one wrong word from you and you will be poked, again. haha. But it's really beautiful. So geometrically correct.

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    1. Haha... that's right. The plant can really hurt the hand!! Glad to hear from Shailaja. Happy gardening :-D

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  5. Hi Steph!:) I think it's great that you are growing a lemon tree from such a small shoot!
    Have a happy weekend.

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    1. Hi Breathtaking, yup that little lemon is really cute. But I am not sure where I can settle it after it grows big hehe...

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  6. that's great progress on lemon tree! You plant look awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Malar! You have lots of kind words every time. These two days it looks like it has not grown. I think this is due to the cooler temperature after the rain a day ago :-)

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  7. Hi Stephanie,
    It rained yesterday and today! Yay!
    Hope it rained over at your side too.
    Your turmeric and chilli plant are doing great, mine too! :)

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    1. Hi Joyce,
      Yes it rained at my place as well. I am enjoying the cooler weather, yay! Now I wish it will continue to rain forever haha... Next week I plan to re-arrange my garden. Big task for me to accomplish. A few of the pots are way too heavy! Anyway, it is great to know that your turmeric and chilli is doing well. I guess they react to weather too yeah. You have the most

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    2. ... you have the most energy... garden and cook (and blog!). Love all your recipes too :-)

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