Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Our Backyard

We've got a bit of empty space in our backyard so my husband and parents transformed it into a mini vegetables and fruits garden. My parents did the initial work of cleaning this space when it was heavily weedy and planted some chillies to start this garden. Then, my husband continued their work and added more plants in this small land. This garden is located near our kitchen so it's very easy and convenient for me to run out and pick few things when I need them.

In the past couple of months, my husband had discovered the joy of growing own vegetables and fruits just like the main character in Harvest Moon (except that he doesn't have to sell the crops later on). Thus, he decided to take almost full responsibility of all the greens he grows in our backyard. I still help him weeding this area regularly and sometimes water all the plants in the backyard too when my husband happens to be busy or away from home. Meanwhile, my gardening remit in our house is taking care of the flowers and carpet grass in the little garden in our front porch.

Quite fair split, I think.

Anyway, here is how our vegetables and fruits plants in our backyard look like now:

The mini lime tree and pandan.

Cherry Tomato plants.

Both husband and I were so excited when we saw our first bird's eye chillies that we planted some time ago have actually produced some real chillies. For a moment, I was hoping that the chilli price in the market would sky-rocket as my backyard has now got us covered with enough chillies supply for months. Just joking.

Chillies and Peppers plants.

Baby Papaya trees.

On another note, we are currently battling with powdery mildew and black ants issues that attack our plants in the backyard. It's really annoying to see these plant diseases multiply faster than virus every single day. As such, last weekend, we've decided to spray some gardening chemicals to treat them before they got out of control.

By the way, these days I can have a really long phone conversation with my Mom just to talk about the orchids, chillies and other plants my husband and I grow in our gardens.

Last but not least, I can't wait to start picking our cherry tomatoes when they blush crimson or eating our home-grown once considered exotic fruit, papaya.

Seemingly, gardening is still a fun hobby as long as there's no pests, filthy insects and petrifying worms involved. Big gah to these creepy creeps.

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