I bought a whole pineapple from a grocer store about 3 years ago. A good breed pineapple. I remember it was selling at RM8.90 per fruit. It was very juicy and sweet. I took the crown, placed it in a pot and left it there in my porch. I did not tend to it. I simply left it there to fend for itself as I wasn’t sure if it will bear any fruit or not […]
Malabar Spinach is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and calcium. It is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. It can be used raw in salads, stir-fried or soups. We never run out of Malabar Spinach as we grow them at home. To grow Malabar Spinach, first we need to purchase a pack of this vege as our starter pack. Pluck the leaves for cooking and save the stems for […]
It has been awhile since we last shared our garden project. We did not stop gardening. It is just that we grow the same thing so there isn’t anything to share until recently when Ayden grew a liking towards bitter gourd and requested to try growing them. As you all know, all our garden projects are done in pots and containers so same goes for our bitter gourd plant. Here is a video tutorial of […]
A worm farm turns organic waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soils but all I have are small bins for breeding worms, not those big professional ones for worm farming. I breed earthworms so I can transfer them into my potted plants as they help increase nutrient in the soil and create better drainage. Ayden has been watching me breed earthworms for some time. Today, he requested to have his very own worm […]
My family, especially Ayden love red bean with gula melaka dessert soup. I sometimes boiled it together with black glutinous rice. On other occasions, I’ll add glutinous rice balls into the red bean soup. Red Bean Dessert I cook this dessert at least once every week and have been buying organic red beans from the supermarket. One day, I decided to try growing them ourselves. Growing red beans is extremely simple. All we had to do was […]
If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I love gardening. I used to love planting flowers to beautify our home but these days, it is all about sustainable garden. I don’t have a land for my gardening hence I depend fully on pots to feed us. It is our (Ayden and I) routine every evening to care for my plants. We’ll work on making compost soil, feeding the plants with coffee egg tea […]
I love gardening but one thing I dislike about it is that cats love pooping in my pots. It gets pretty annoying to be scooping poops every morning. No, we can’t use cat poop as fertilizer for my food plants. What I do is to scatter orange peel in the pots regularly. Most cats dislike the smell of citrus hence this will deter them from pooping here to some extend. We eat oranges a lot […]
Let’s talk about eggshells today. Long, long time ago if you give me eggshells, I’ll use them to make crafts. Cute? You can refer to the tutorial here -> Eggshell crafts These days, I rarely use eggshells for crafts as Ayden is too young to be painting on them. He’ll most likely crush them and the big brother Ethan prefers to paint on pebble stones instead. So what do I do with my eggshells? I […]
Both Ethan and Ayden are not a fan of brinjals so I was initially a little hesitant to try planting it. However, I ran out of veges to plant so I bought brinjal seeds to try planting. To my surprise, brinjal plant grows effortlessly and bear fruits so easily. Compared to the trouble I went through growing sweetcorn in pots, this brinjal came out as a no challenge. If you have never try planting, you […]
The boys love eating corn so I thought why not try growing them? Then I remember that I don’t have a garden for this but it’s okay, I shall try growing corn in pots. I bought seeds to start my sweetcorn project. I planted the entire packet of seeds at once but only two successfully germinate. I transfered those two into individual pots but one sunny evening, Ayden was playing with his ball and accidentally […]
Do you remember my homegrown organic spinach in milk cartons? If you don’t, you can read about it in this post -> http://www.submerryn.com/2015/08/homegrown-organic-spinach.html Since I find it so easy to grow spinach in milk cartons, I thought why not try to grow sweet potato leaves in it too since I don’t have any soil on land for them? Actually the idea only came upon me when I saw that the sweet potato I bought has sprouted. […]
You’ve seen my homegrown organic grape cherry tomatoes, now let me introduce to you my homegrown organic okras. This is how I grow my okras. Again, I did not purchase the seed for this project. I took dried seeds from my mom’s homegrown okra to start my garden of okra in pots. Okra is very easy to grow as it grows best in hot weather like ours so if you wish to start an urban […]
When we moved into our house slightly over a decade ago, I did not like gardening yet so Darling tiled up the entire car porch. Now after having two kids, I find comfort in growing my own greens BUT I don’t have the land anymore for that and has to resort to growing everything in pots. I wasn’t even serious when I started my urban garden. I did not purchase any seeds. In fact, my […]
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