My Garden with new plants!
I have recently added some more plants to my small garden and they are growing very well. Remember my Ying Yang beans? Actually the correct name is Butterscotch beans! They have been losing their leaves and tendrils were turning yellow. Looking at their present state, I added a generous amount of growth fertilizer to the soil and they started to grow with new energy! More leaves were formed and they started flowering again!
Same goes for my Capsicum plant. The fruit stopped growing and remain green in colour for quite sometime, only after adding the fertilizers, the fruit finally ripen and turning yellow! My recent additions were the Pinto bean plant and the dwarf pineapple plant. Pinto beans are also known as “pearl beans” to grocers and they are seasonal vegetables. Their pods were red and speckled with white and green. The beans itself is almost pure white, with streaks of pink, hence its name “pearl beans”.
Ripe Capsicum Pinto Bean seedling
I got my dwarf pineapple plant (Ananas nanus) from my aunt who had been very successful in growing this plant. The flower is smaller than the typical pineapple plant and their fruits are small and unsuitable for consumption. There were small pups growing from the mother plant and my aunt picked one of them for me to grow! I potted them up in a draining and open mix and placed it side by side with my veggies. Hopefully one day I can blog on their flowers and new growth.
Dwarf Pineapple Pup Rosemary
My Rosemary plant finally got a bigger home after growing in a 3-inch pot for so long. The roots were almost “ate up” the soil! Rosemary is easy to grow if you keep them dry and a good amount of light. Many had failed and the common reason is the moisture in the soil is just too much for them.
More cherries coming up!
My Barbados Cherry shrub, grew a lot of leaves over the past few weeks and I gave them a nice haircut! It was a pleasant surprise to see them flower again! This time, I got four fruits forming instead of just one during the previous flowering season. I guess hand pollination is still important as my area don’t really have natural pollinaters around.