It is so hot right now usually 31⁰C but it feels like 41⁰C during the day and about 29⁰C at night, but the rain still manages to fall sporadically, which is really good for my little garden which means I do not have to always get up to water my plants. So all I do most times is the occasional weeding.
Also when I designed my garden I dug around a drainage path to let water flow but I realized now that instead of the water flowing well, it actually just washes away the nutrients of my soil so now most of my plants roots are exposed. lesson learnt.
I usually do not have a coordinated planting system or what to plant but I have cultivated quite a number of plants and I’m updating on their current progress.
Canna Lillies; this is taking over my little garden I even had to take some out that had grown too tall they looked out of proportion. Basically life is good for the canna lilies if you just water them, they have no trouble been in any type of soil.
Coriander; now my coriander died about last week due to snails, no matter what I do, the snails just find a way into my little patch and it is stressing. though I had originally planted them in containers I transplanted into the soil and some died after that must have been the stress of the move. I think the coriander doesn’t like too much of my kind of sun [which is very harsh on a good day] I just planted a new batch so I’m hoping for better results.
Water melons; since I planted them about a week ago no stress, they have been sprouting beautifully and I hope for a better and lasting relationship with them. I planted them in full sunlight and I haven’t had issues, I just water them regularly morning and evening.
Pineapples; I haven’t seen any progress on them yet but I hope magic is happening under the soil where I can’t see anything. fingers crossed. What I read said I shouldn’t have too much trouble with them so I’m hoping for no stress.
Mexican heather; same as my Canna lilies, growing beautifully. I recently uprooted a flourishing one and propagated them else where, while some are a little slow others are doing just great and didn’t feel the move.
Coleus; I have just one plant of this in my garden so I take care not to let anything happen to it because it brings so much colour into my otherwise dull patch but lately I noticed holes in my leaves and I applied a little natural insecticide I made I really hope it works or if anyone has suggestions on what is really wrong here I’ll be grateful.
Basil; since I cut out the leaves that were infected with Aphids I have seen better results my leaves look great, and big. loving my Basil the most right now. except for the yellowing of the bottom leaves, but that is normal right?
Pepper; not much to update on my pepper, just that they DO NOT like full sun so please plant them under shades if you are planting peppers. the one I planted under the shade is doing way better than the others.
Peppermint; after so much lamenting about how my peppermints never germinated one finally did and I’m so happy it did, I almost gave up. I planted some more so I’m hoping for new ones soon.
Lemongrass; We have always had lemongrass in our yard so I just transplanted some and not much to report yet.. I also had some seeds and I decided to plant them, so far no progress yet.
Garlic; Took one garlic in my kitchen today and stuck it into the soil, let’s see how that goes.
Beetroot-; My mother planted some beetroot in my patch and it looks good.
My tomatoes are doing great, I hope to get a rich harvest soon, though I think they are a little too slow or maybe it is because I’m constantly watching and waiting to see progress.
My Aloe Vera looks GREAT!! I don’t water them for daysss and they keep looking just as good as ever. They are Succulents hence they conserve as much moisture as they can so even if you forget to water them for a while they do not wither and die. They are also great container plants.
Also the various ornamental plants I have are looking good, will post some other pictures later.
I’m hoping to go to my new garden to establish a couple of plants there too.
Love and Greens