With bittergourd, and hairy gourd, and chilli plants all in a row.
Remember my chilli plants which were hit by the plague then recovered from their affliction? They have gone from strength to strength and have been removing the lining of everyone’s tummies (except mine and The Big Sister’s, we don’t like spicy food much). Our family thinks that these chillies can take paint off, but my Pediatrician’s nurse, Aunty Jeanie, sniffed and said they are placebos. Aunty Jeanie’s tummy must be lined with cement!
These Chilli Godzillies are still in their original small pot with a few mealies! Here is a birds-eye view of birds-eye Thai chillies:
And just to show you how monstrous they are, here is a close-up shot:
The Big Sister has recently become a movie buff, because her exams are over so she has Too Much Free Time. She went to watch Godzilla with her friend who is a boy (you know what I mean??). Can you believe she picked the movie? This is the same Big Sister whose all-time favourite movie is Tangled and who watched Frozen 100 times. Anyway she was very cross when the movie started and Godzilla appeared. Apparently she got confused between Godzilla and King Kong, and was looking forward to a movie about gorillas.
Now you understand why she isn’t ready for her driving test even thogh she’s been having lessons for a year? Anyway her medical school friends were very kind to her and brought her to some shop and taught her the differences between King Kong and Godzilla. The simplest one is King Kong has fur. Godzilla does not. Just in case The Big Sister forgets, her friends made her take a photo of both Godzilla and King Kong.
Remember I posted about my chilli plants, which looked as if the plague hit them? I haven’t seen a plague but I know all about locust plagues in Egypt. Well, it was not time for them to meet Scissorhands Mummy. After seeing her
evil-eyed eagle-eyed stare, they quickly decided to behave and they are all green, healthy, and full of spice now.
Aren’t the little flowers pretty? Mummy is quite pleased with the chilli plants now. I kind of know what the chillies feel like. When Mummy gives me the
evil-eyed eagle-eyed stare, my homework improves very quickly too.
Have a look at the close up:
Grandpa says it is because Mummy squashed 3 plants into a pot so the roots are choking each other. My trusty book from KL (Grow Your Own Vegetables by Lee Chew Kang) says it could be a chilli veinal mottle virus or a mite infestation! It doesn’t look very mottled to me though.
I look mottled though – this week I caught either an unidentified virus or chikungunya! I had a temperature of 40.2C and my skin looked all spotty and mottly. I wouldn’t let my Pediatrician take my blood so I am not sure what EXACTLY I had. What a waste of my school holidays!
Finally. Our successful chillies have shown their true colours. Red! And they are still standing almost upright – you can tell from the position of the stake just behind it. It took almost a month to get the chillies from green to red though. Mummy will slice some for her noodles and if they are really spicy hot, Novice Gardener will be very happy.
I have been under a lot of pressure to blog again. Some people do NOT understand that 2 English compositions and 2 Chinese compositions a week are enough torture for an 8 year old (almost 9).
Anyway, I am back again by popular demand. So this blog is showing Signs of Life. My garden always shows Signs of Life. Here are some examples:
The Old Faithful Long Beans
Finally! Successful No-Mealy (touch wood) Chillies. Unfortunately we cannot remember if they are meant to stay green or turn red!
See? My spring onions have sprung!
And even the frangipani is budding!
So all is well in the garden, and I will post some more later tonight if I catch my breath!
Oops I forgot about the red okra, from our American seeds. Here it is. It produces very, very well.