Monday, July 18, 2011

Seedlings and Lemon

Lemon Tree
My lemon tree... okay I cheated. It already had flowers when we bought it. I hope the flowers will turn to fruits. I'm trying to plant some of my own food.... 8)
Vegetables Sprouting
Salad leaves are sprouting... but I think I lost even more to the pesky snails!
Water Drip
See the plastic tweezer? That's what I use to squeeze those snails to become fertilizers. The snail population is quite under control now. And I find it most therapeutic, squeezing flat those snails. Heh! Heh! Heh! Their shells would probably be adding some calcium to the soil... 8)
Sawi seedling... the leaves are all white when they sprout. After a few hours in the sun, the chlorophyll kicks in. Kinda nice to see them sprouting... hopefully they grow big enough for us to eat.
Garden bean
Another 'version' of bean. This white jelly bean like bean is going to be a garden bean plant... hopefully. Friend brought it when she visited me. It's supposed to be the garden bean blue lake 274. I don't know what the 274 stands for. Anyway, I stuck a few into the soil the night before and by afternoon, they were already making their way up. Hopefully, I'll see more of em tomorrow.
And this the buah stair.. as opposed to the buah setoi that I was writing about earlier. The fruit is slightly smaller than a tennis ball. Skin is smooth as opposed to the rougher skin of setoi. Daughter and I cut it into slices and tried it. It has a slight sourish taste to it, quite nice actually. Put cutting it left my hand rather sticky. It oozes out unseep sap like liquid, I think. Incidentally, I've begun to notice some roadside stalls selling both these fruits lately too.

On a day when I took my gal to the pool. She was most pleased to find her friend there when we arrived. It used to be just the mummy around was enough... these days, the company of her friends seem more 'fun'... the joys of discovering the pleasure of company of friends have started for her. Anyway, while they played with the water toys, yours truly stayed in the pool for 30 minutes and did 30 laps.


PreciousPearl said...

the "stairfruit" looks like a duku....

AJ7 said...

It doesn't take like duku; sourish..