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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Organic Vegetable Patch

For the longest time, I have wanted to plant my own vegetable.


You might ask, "why?".


Well, nothing gives me more joy than to be able to go to my garden and be able to pluck some fresh vegetables to serve to my family. Healthy, organic and readily available.


Even better if someone would plant it for me and I just harvest it. I know, I live in this bubble of fantasy.


Anyways.


I seize the opportunity, now that I have space for a vegetable patch, time AND interest. I have gone into Youtube.com and have researched extensively on how to plant an organic vegetable patch. So interesting! So much of information!


Now that I am packed with all theory about planting, the practical should follow soon.


So, I have started a compost bin. Its all about recycling and creating healthy soil for my organic vegetables. All the banana peels, apple cores, pineapple skin and cut grass goes into the bin.



My recycle bin before it goes into the Compost Bin



The Compost Bin. Its chicken wire (3 feet high x 9 feet long) which I bought from the hardware
shop for RM2.50 per feet (Total RM22.50). According to the youtube.com instruction... its one layer of brown (dried leaves) and one layer of green (household rubbish e.g. banana peels & etc) or green grass/leaves freshly cut



Contents of the Compost Bin



I thought it will be smelly but surprisingly, no smell. Apparently, the chicken wire gives a lot of ventilation, so it will not smell. So far, so good.


The Garden is not done yet, so, its difficult to have a permanent location for the vegetable patch. But still, I have a make-shift location for the next few weeks, till The Garden is completed.


Make-shift Organic Vegetable Patch


Honey Dew plant



Chili plant



Baby Aloe Vera. I bought a pot for RM4 which has 6-7 baby plants in them. So, I transplanted
it onto the ground. I think I will move it later when The Garden is completed, not sure, yet.



I have a serious obsession with aloe vera



Jack fruit tree. The only plant left from previous owner


I think I will have to go through this with trial and error, since I have not had a successful garden patch before.


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2 comments:

Corine Jansz said...

Can I have one of your aloe vera plant the next time we met? Can ah?

Eagles' Wings said...

Sure!