Here’s an update on my vegetables & fruits about 3 months later. They were grown from seeds obtained from kitchen scraps. Enjoy!
My capsicum plants transferred outside to get 8 hours of sun around end of July.
This was them in early September. They’ve grown taller than the rosemary.
I’ve seen lots of flowering but none turned into fruits. *sobs Okay I know they seriously need fertilizer right?
But then just this morning I found these gems. Oh God so happyyyyyyy! There’s one at the lower left corner of this photo as well.
Here are my lemon and tomato plant around end of July.
Mr. Lemon tree in early September.
And here’s Mr. Lemon some 10 days later… growing rapidly taller. It’s now higher than the tomato plant beside it. I’ve uprooted the tomato plant today. Grow well Mr Lemon tree.
The best discovery about this lemon tree is finding out how aromatic the leaf is. I love to tear the leaf and smell the wonderful fragrance. It’s nothing I’ve smelled before. Very very unique. Hmmm how should I describe it? It doesn’t remind you of lemon but it has that distinct citrusy aroma. The smell that calm my soul!
Can’t wait for my lemon tree to bear fruits!!! *fingers crossed
Update: April 2017
Here’s my lemon tree about a year later. I replanted it to a larger pot and moved to the back of my house together with my avocado tree. 🙂
This is the tomato plant beside my lemon tree with couples of tomatoes back in Aug (end).
This is them 8 days later (left photo) and early September (right photo). Out of these three tomatoes, two had split marks on the body.
Turning red! (from couple of days back)
So proud of myself. Hehe
Size comparison between my homegrown tomato (just one; on the right) and store-bought cherry tomatoes. Yup yup it’s so tiny. Don’t laugh la.
I ate it today. Guess what? It’s sweeter than commercially grown/store-bought tomatoes. No wonder homegrown food is DA BEST!!! Now I understand it.
Here’s my flowering cherry tomato plant from early September.
I have about 10 baby cherry tomatoes now. Waiting patiently for them to turn red/yellow (not sure about the color because I have both seeds mixed up ~ me blur as usual haha).
Can you guess what the two long slim plants are?
Here’s another clue…
They’re date palm. You know the date that we find abundance during puasa and Raya time? Yup that date (kurma). I won’t go into really growing them because they’re REALLY large plant. It’s just an experiment to see whether they can grow via seeds and I got my answer. Hehe
Btw, the turmeric plant in the first photo of this post didn’t survived. No idea why.
I have three pots of these spring onions. I think I finally found the secret to how NOT to make your spring onions die. Haha. Before this I always sow the onions into the soil. This time I simply place the onions on the soil. Without the soil covering the onions, the onions won’t turn soggy (make sure it’s not place in very shady area). I use onions and shallots. Both gave me spring onions. To harvest them, just snip the quantity you need and they will continue to grow from where they’re snipped off. Cool!
Sage grown from store-bought seeds. I love to use them to make sage honey tea and sage omelette.
Lastly, I decided to experiment on another favorite fruit of mine and I was surprised that they actually germinated. Now, why didn’t I do that sooner?
I’m talking about these babies. You know what these are? Figs!!! Wohoooooooooo
One is germinated from fresh fig seeds (dried for a couple of days) and another is germinated from seeds of dried fig. I already forgot which is which. LOL. Not important. What’s important is BOTH are producing me lots of baby figs. 😍
Will write out a separate post if these figs survive just like how my avocado plants are growing healthier and taller. Tsk, click here to read how to grow figs from seeds in Malaysia.
Unknowingly, I am slowly working towards my ultimate dream… to have a beautiful farm in the land of NZ (It can be any country actually). All I want is a plot for my veggies, some cows, horses, sheep, chicken, cats and DOGS!!! Yes, I would like to give those homeless dogs and cats another chance at life.
I don’t know how I’m going to reach my goal but I think what I’m doing now will eventually lead me to it. Just enjoy the journey along the way!