The water melon we had yesterday at home was delicious – I just collected the little black seeds, threw them into a vinyl pot and pulled some dirt over them. In about two days, what a pleasant surprise!
Water melon seedlings – see the black seed cover still sticking to the leaf!
These seedlings will probably not give me water melons similar to the ones that I ate, but I’m surely going to plant them in the lasagnia bed that I made and see what transpires!
In the meanwhile, here are some veggies that I harvested the last few days.
Some flowers in bloom in my little garden today are:
Morning glory (called ‘Asagao’ in Japanese)
I grew these from seeds that I picked up from the kerb during a walk. The seeds had fallen across the railing of a car repair shop near my house.
I do love this flower. I have seen other varieties too in my neighborhood. Some are pure white, some are delicate pink and some tinged with purple. Here’s another variety blooming in my garden.
Another variety of Rose of Sharon
I never get tired of looking at this flower and admiring its beauty. Crape myrtle in the background.
I love the various shades of orange and red in the Lantana. Naturally, I have taken some cuttings and planted them.
Here’s a fragrant flower that I am growing indoors in a planter. I picked up this plant at the local nursery. The flowers bloom at night and emit a pleasant smell – jasminum nitidum.
Some days ago, we had delicious avocado dip with corn chips, and I specifically gave instructions to save the seed. Here’s what I did with the seed, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
The perfectly circular shape of the abutilon never ceases to amaze me!
Here’s another variety of abutilon that I’m growing in a planter, and a photo of corn plants that are growing quite well.
Another variety of abutilon Corn (okura and green peppers beyond)
Two other pleasant visitors this summer are:
I believe that Petunia can be propagated through cuttings – so that’s next on my list.
This summer, the mosquitoes in my garden have been a menace. I found it unbelievable that a few of the blighters pushed their proboscis through the minute holes of my cotton socks too! Every evening as I tend to my garden, my neighbors kids are treated to a frenzied clapping performance by me. Last week I took full measures. I got myself a pair of those Wellington boots – that we used to call gum boots in India. Yesterday I watched with a smile as no fewer than three of the mosquitoes perched on my boots. Sure, go ahead now. Shoot your darned proboscis into my boots.
I fervently hoped that at least one of them had forcefully inserted its proboscis (or whatever it uses to suck up my blood) into my boots and that it had permanently turned up by ninety degrees upward. This thought cheered me up considerably. The next time it wants to have lemonade on a hot day, it will have to fly upside down to insert its proboscis into the glass of lemonade!
Have a nice day!
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