The Return of the Prodigal Son

From the Mother Weed: The Weed could not wait to return to his garden today, after his weekend away. Hardly had we dropped our bags before he disappeared into the garden, armed with kitchen scissors. And here is his loot:

For the record, the pumpkin weighed in at 690g on our fancy-schmancy electronic scales. Just like the kids, skinny.

And with the harvesting of the firstborn pumpkin, we are now anxiously scrutinizing the other vines for signs of female flowers/baby pumpkins…2 female flowers are on the useless Far East Flora generic pumpkin but we are not expecting anything from that plant.


My Friend G’s Garden Beans

Remember my friend who visited my school, who grew beans and pumpkins and lettuce and labelled them all with her sister V’s name and her name?

Her garden beans are looking good!!! See the flowers? And guess what, I am going to visit my friend in 2 weeks’ time! I hope I will be able to bring some vegetables for her (although she does not like vegetables).

Consultancy Services Update

Remember last weekend I went round to 2 gardens to provide consultancy services? Well, the garden owners are very happy with my work. The flower garden lady said everything was sprouting. The hanging garden owner said the long beans have popped up and 2 okras have too! I will ask them for some photos to post.

I am going away this weekend, but when I come back, I will go to these 2 gardens to make sure everything is doing well. Especially the vegetable garden, because my blog administrator and the owner are not experienced. For example they do not know about staking plants.

Bittergourd and Bittergourd-in-Waiting

Our laundry lady said to cover my bittergourds up so Mummy stapled some greaseproof paper over the 2 bittergourds. Here is the bigger bittergourd peeping shyly out from its tracing paper dress!

Mummy is feeling nervous about my plants (she is usually quite nervous about many things) so she decided that we should grow 3 new bittergourd plants. Three in case the lighting man yanks out two like the last time. Here they are, and don’t they look healthy?

Crispy Simba

Someone please help. Our Simbas have been dying off one by one. Their leaves get thinner, then curl, then become brown and crispy. We water them regularly. They are in the same area as our long beans and the garden beans. The long beans and garden beans are growing growing growing, but not the Simbas!!!

See? It’s crispy and crackly, just like Godma’s siew yoke!