Yahoo! they have flower and bears fruit

November 03, 2022

Plants in your garden makes you sad sometimes but it also brings happiness and smile on your face.

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It's another month, and it's another update of our garden. I have posted and shared our gardening journey here.

In previous months, we already harvested some of the vegetables and others didn't bear fruits yet.

This time I will share some improvements and even mistakes or problems happened in our plants.

Squash

Last week we felt sad because early in the morning when we check our garden, we saw some small squash fallen in the ground. They were not develop well, turn to yellow and then fallen to the ground.

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This one already turns to yellow, might be tonight it will also fall in the ground. It is so sad because we felt so excited having squash very soon only to find out that they fall to die.

But as what I have said in my previous garden journal, gardening brings different emotions. So, squash made us sad but it also makes us happy.

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I saw these squash, they are green and a little bit bigger. I felt happy about it though I don't know yet if it will develop to a big and good squash until it is fully mature and will be good for harvest. I really hope so that it will continue to develop.

Last week many have fallen because we cannot find male squash flower that according to my husband male flower is being used for pollination and will make the female flower with fruit to develop.

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This is the male flower, a flower that didn't bear fruits. This week he is happy to find male flower. He picked some of it and do the manual pollination. In the following days we saw many male flowers and we let the bees do the pollination. Hopefully, baby squash will continue to develop.

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This is the female flower, a flower that bears fruit. In monitoring it, I understand how helpful the bees are in the plants. They are the one who did the pollination.

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There were lots of super cute baby squash and if they will develop and grows well we will be blessed with many squash and we can share it to our neighbors and friends.

Eggplant

We planted the seeds of the eggplant in the first week of August. It didn't grow fast as what we've expected. We felt sad about it but we didn't lost hope. We continue to unweed them, and water them everyday except those days that there is rain.

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Yesterday, when I checked on them I noticed its purple flower and it really makes me happy. I called my son and let him see the flower too and I told him that it will have fruits soon. We will just continue to wait.

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Now its flower have become bigger. I felt more excited. Hopefully it will develop well and become an eggplant soon.

Moringa tree

Last August my husband planted moringa tree in front of our neighbors lot. He asked permission from our neighbor if we could plant some moringa tree in their area so we have something to cook soon if it will grow.

My husband planted four but only two shows good result.

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Here is the first one, it has now small leaves and it shows that the plant is really alive. Wow! someday, I can pick its leaves and I can cook it with other vegetables.

Moringa leaves juice is also good as immune system booster. It has a lot of benefits for our body.

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Here is the second one, everytime I water them up, I always looked for a sign that they are alive. It shows very little but it is a good sign that it is alive. I know it will give us more leaves soon.

The other two don't have a good sign yet but again, I won't lost hope. I will continue to water them. Our neighbor is eyeing to it too because for sure all of us will benefit on that.

Pechay

Look at them, look at the pechay planted in the sacks with holes and the pechay planted in the plastic bottle and being hanged. They were planted in the same date but they grows differently.

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They were thin and looks unhealthy. I felt sad about it but we know the reason why. These pechay didn't get enough sunlight because the squash were covering them.

Plants need enough sunlight to grows well.

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These one looks good and healthy and it seems few days from now they can be harvested. They were hanged, pechay were planted above and eggplants were planted below. The eggplant didn't get enough sunlight too because of the squash.

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But look with this one, it was hanged too in other side of our house and it can get sunlight in the morning. The eggplants looks healthy as well as the pechay.

Raddish

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The raddish looks so thin too because it didn't get enough sunlight.

My husband planned to uproot the squash if it won't give good fruits but as we noticed those little squash he have hope and he decided not to remove it now.

Tomatoes

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They were planted upside down in the plastic bottle and pechay is above of it.

I am happy because it already bears fruit but I also felt sad upon seeing their leaves get dry. I don't know what happen.

Spring onions

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Actually, I am really shy to show this because it looks like I never take care of it. It is so thin. When I replanted it, they were already thin might be because they were so many in one pot. Last time, I just planted 2 spring onions in one pot and this time I planted four to five. They might need a big space or they also really need enough sunlight.

I water them with rice water as a natural fertilizer but it didn't works well.

Any suggestions please?

Hello hive gardeners, what organic or natural fertilizer do you use in your plants? Can you give me an idea? Can you suggest some? I would be happy to know some of it.

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy looking at our garden with simple plants.



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dami nyan sis! nakakainggt. yung garden namin di na naasikaso dahil busy sa ibang bagay

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Kunti lang yan sis, kung may malaking space lang sana makapagtanim pa ng marami. Namiss ko na yung mga camote tops sis.

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okay lang yan sis, naiinspire akong mag tanim ulit dun sa bakanteng lote para may libreng foods kami

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Wow bakanteng lote? for sure malaki yan sis @yoieuqudniram. Go and plant some vegetables. Ang sarap sa feeling kapag may mahahaharvest ka at lalu na when you will be able to share it with our neighbors.

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oo sis, bu tdi yun sa amin pero pwedeng taniman ng kait ano

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Here in the US, I do a soil test and make a custom amendment from that. It's made a huge difference in my garden over the years: far less pests, much less disease.

But one can also use a balanced formula made for foliar spraying, and use that once a week in the early morning before the sun hits the plants. That will make a difference too. I use Neptune 2-3-1 in addition to PlantSure, SeaCrop, AmourSi, Pepzyme, and once a month adding Fulva.

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Soil test? We don't have that. Might be big farmers have like that.

Oh you mentioned a lot of fertilizer or is that a pesticides? I am not so familiar with it because I just knew a basic gardening, which is to plant, to water, unweed and harvest. Thank you much for this suggestion @goldenoakfarm. I will tell this to my husband as he might familiar with it.

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They are liquid amendments for organic growing. You want something that won’t plug up a sprayer.

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Dami naman nyan maam. Sarap naman ng mga gulay lalo na yung nung kalabasa pag lumaki na.

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Sana nga lumaki sila at di na mahulog. We are so excited to see them grows big.

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You have a wide selection of vegetables in your garden, which is great. The pechay indeed looks good, and the tomatoes will give some tasty fruits. Spring onions - can't advice you about that but just to say that I do like them :)

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If we have a lot of space for sure we can plant a lot of vegetables but we have a very limited space here. Our small garden is just in front of our house, a few steps and you'll be in the road.

Oh I really felt sad about my spring onions, the last batch before that looks so healthy. Anyway, I can still put them in the soup or any menu that needs it.

Thanks for the visit @mipiano.

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nice to see so many plants that can be planted in enough land. It's true about planting emotional touches. I've felt that and use it as stress therapy.

Oh yes, for fertilizer, I make organic fertilizer, namely compost from food scraps at home and mixed with soil and sand in a container and tightly closed but it took almost two months to use it while waiting for the container to be full and the process of decay. May your plants stay healthy and produce a bountiful harvest.

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compost from food scraps at home and mixed with soil and sand in a container and tightly closed

Oh so i can do a compost even in small container? Can i just used vegetable peel and mixed with soil then let it stay for about two months?

Oh this is a good idea @awalmula
Thanks for this suggestion.

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Yes, can. I've tried it. but close the container tightly or help with plastic to close it. so that it helps speed up decay and the stench does not sting out.

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Ah okay, I will try if i can find some containers. Thank you once again.

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You take advantage of your small land by planting a lot of vegetables.
Good job mate.

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Yes we need to use that small space. Indeed gardening is possible even we have small space. We just need courage and initiative.

Thanks for the visit @jasonmunapasee

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I'm jelous!! Jaja this is a great garden!! You have a lot of plants growing wich is fantastic.
Congrats!!

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I'm jelous!! Jaja this is a great garden!! You have a lot of plants growing wich is fantastic.
Congrats!!

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Wow! What a bountiful garden. I hope I can have mine too. I am planting onions and tanglad.

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You can add some tomatoes sis @bluepark they grow very fast and don't need big space or some okra too.

Thanks for the visit and reblogged.

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This is nice miss jen. My tita heart is jeaslous while watching your plants growing. I wish I can do that here sa city where lots of concretes and lesser soils. I can't wait to see your next post when you harvest them.

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Oh for sure there will be another journal next month. You can plant vegetables even in pots. Try it @jeennicious.

Thanks for the visit.

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Bitaw miss Jen, I'm thinking of using pots instead. Maybe I'll try 1 or 2 plants to start hehe. Thanks miss jen! 🥰❤️

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Yes you can start with pechay because they can be harvested 30 to 40 days. Easy to plant and easy to care too

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Wow, your garden looks so promising!

In no time you will have your harvest. Having a garden is truly great because you are assured that what you grow and cook is safe to eat.

I have some recipes for organic fertilizers that you can do at home. One is Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ) and the other is the Lactic Acid Bacteria Serum (LABS) which both fairly easy to make.

Happy gardening, Jen!

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Wow! I will surely check the link you had given if i have enough time. Thanks for that @oniemaniego.

Yes growing our own plants gave us fresh and healthy vegetables.

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I really love how you describe the ups and downs of gardening - sometimes excitement, sometimes disappintment. I totally understand that. I have had many disappointments this year! It does look like the squash is growing well though - well done for your husband's pollinising efforts! And goodness, it's all abit harder without bees isn't it?

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Very nice garden plants @jenthoughts...

Vermicompost and animal manure are some of the best organic fertilizers that I used in my vegetable garden. You can try it too if you like🥰

Anyway I am delighted to see you here... Thank you so much... Big hugs🥰

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Yes I know about animal manure back when I am still in highschool. There are lots of animal manure in the mountain but in the city you can only see poop of dogs. In the province there were lots from cow and carabao even of goat.

Thanks for that @ciadanmea.

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You're always welcome @jenthoughts... And yes, there are so many animal manure in the province. How I wish to send you some😅

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Wow. It's indeed great to grow plants in the backyard. Most people even fail to plant kalamunngay. Mangajo pa huhu

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heheheh tagai ug punuan sis para makahuna huna ug tanom hehehe or pwede pud ikaw tanom sa ilang tugkaran hehehe

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Murag kanang ikaduhang option ahu buhaton sis hehe

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hahaha suwayi kuno sis kung maulaw bah or magpasalamat or masuko hahahah...

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