My unkempt Garden


I am seriously thinking of changing my blog name to “My unkempt garden”. I am tired of the excuses I have been giving myself and others, I know I need to do more, but still am clueless. Meanwhile my garden is trundling along, few tomatoes here, few brinjals there, few gourds, and few chillies, few bitter gourds, few beans and few okra. Yeah there is a list, but I am not sure, how orderly or productive it is. The older plants of gourds, betal leaves and roses are staying good. The best part of the garden , was, the thousands of small chrysanthemums which bloomed for a month or so.

Here are some visuals:

tryst with mini permaculture

Corn, Gourd and beans

Corn, Gourd and beans

Beefsteak that won't turn red

Beefsteak that won’t turn red

capsicum

capsicum

the beans that left me confused

the beans that left me confused

seeds of those beans

seeds of those beans

Handful of harvest early December

Handful of harvest early December

My pride, the white pumpkin

My pride, the white pumpkin

Sambhar gourd or dosakaya

Sambhar gourd or dosakaya

For a change, in Goa

For a change, in Goa

Organic , Of course.

Organic , Of course.

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Balcony filled with chrysanthemums

Balcony filled with chrysanthemums

Balsams

Balsams

The last blooms.. bye bye

The last blooms.. bye bye

The weight is pulling the creeper down!

The weight is pulling the creeper down!

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Never failing Brinjal , new plant

Never failing Brinjal , new plant

Today's harvest

Today’s harvest

Cucumber? The first one

Cucumber? The first one

Double beans flowering profusely

Double beans flowering profusely

Double beans vines

Double beans vines

Cabbage

Cabbage

Chillies, bitter gourd and Tomato

Chillies, bitter gourd and Tomato

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Compost tea

Compost tea

I have given a detailed list of inmates living on the Terrace. Hope you enjoyed it.

Miles to go before I reap. Happy Gardening.

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About gardenerat60

As you guessed, I am a retired executive, looking for hobbies. Stumbled into gardening after reading blogs. Always wanted to use eco-friendly items in daily life. So, there was no heistation in deciding to put the vast terrace balcony to use for organic garden.
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72 Responses to My unkempt Garden

  1. Gita Sharma says:

    Hai I have posted some pics of my terrace garden on my face book go ahead & see. gita

  2. Gita Sharma says:

    Good harvest when can I come & c gita

  3. gkpillai says:

    it is good,good initiative.wish you all the best.Also i am an engineer changing my life to hydroponics Aquaponics soon.of course i am going to develop machinery suitable for small Gardner.
    thanks again.
    with regards.
    gk.pillai

  4. ranjani135 says:

    It is nice to see your plants blooming colorfully.

    Post a post once a week at least. So that we need not change your blog’s name!
    Happy and Prosperous new year, Pattu!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Ranjani, thanks. I know I need to post, but too much going on right now. I am not doing enough in the garden, so nothing to talk about. The posts keep going in my head, but am not inspired yet to put them down. Love.

  5. matheikal says:

    Whatever name you may keep, your garden is too lovely to be overlooked.

  6. uma says:

    Love your garden and the veggies are very fresh…Just the best :)

  7. seekraz says:

    Call it what you will, Pattu…it’s still an inspiration. :)

  8. baladarwaja says:

    so nice and colorful. It shows ur interest to keep ur terrace so green

  9. Hello Madam, I was looking for your new post from many months. Thanks for coming back with such a wonderful post. Please keep blogging.

  10. Jayanthi Vijayendran says:

    Lovely flowers, and fresh veggies, Pattu Mami, they all look good. So what if its unkept, the plants are all growing in harmony and doing their best to flower and fruit!!

  11. Arti says:

    Wow! I wish to do that some day – gardening just like you. I love it. :) Your garden is inspirational ma’am, I wish I could grab some of those veggies for myself. Keep at it, keep posting.

  12. ashreyamom says:

    Patti it looks neat only to me.. :).

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Ashreyamom!. The I-pod needs to be credited by giving good pics, which are used for the blog. I have observed that many of the friends who saw the garden recently were not very happy with that. That is why I need to improve, before showcasing .

  13. Jeanne says:

    Everything looks fantastic, Pattu. Did I tell you that I’ve moved to Hyderabad? Would love to come and see your terrace garden some day.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Oh.. How nice to know you are in Hyderabad. Sure , when the garden is having a good growth, we all can meet. Right now it is a mess. We are having water problem in my street. Trying to sort it out before summer.

  14. It’s always wonderful to visit your garden :)

  15. Here is how I look at it… the plants are growing at a faster rate than you can prune them, a sure sign of a successful Gardner.. I would rather have an unkempt garden with healthy growing plants smiling and flowering… :)

  16. You have tremendous variety Pattu-i am jealous!

  17. Jeevan says:

    you have grown a lot! happy gardening :)

  18. Rachna says:

    I always love to see pictures of your garden no matter what you think of it :). Keep writing, Pattu!

  19. vp says:

    I fully agree with Mr.matheikal.The pics give a thorough insight of your valuable garden.

  20. arati says:

    thank you so much for your comments on my blog. i have not been at the computer much since september because of a repetitive stress injury from computer use but hope to be back sometime soon!
    in the menawhile, happy gardening! and happy new year.

  21. Dilip says:

    Such healthy vegetables and happy flowers can only happen when the gardener is a caring soul. Lovely garden indeed :)

  22. mpuppal says:

    Welcome Pattu! I missed you so much!
    You call it unkempt but the pics show that it is thriving. Good luck for your efforts!

  23. Neha says:

    Love your garden blog. Looking at those pics is soothing. Reading your blog encouraged me to take up gardening soon.

  24. Asha Ram says:

    I love your garden! It doesn’t seem to be unkempt at all. :)

  25. Don’t bother about orderliness when gardening is concerned. It is better that the plants are mixed up. It may bother you a bit, however, I have seen that productivity is better when different plants are mixed up instead of being planted in neat rows. The photographer in me may not like if each plant is not planted in neat symmetrical rows, however pollination is better if they are mixed up. Also, I feel the plants grow well if they are mixed up.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Sabyasachiji for taking time to visit my blog and comment. Loved it!.Yes, it is true that pollination is no bother due to the mix ups, and this year I did not have many pest issues too.

      I am guilty of not visiting your wonderful and informative blog posts.

  26. umashankar says:

    That is quite a rabbit hole you keep escaping to. I loved the concluding line: Miles to go before I reap.

  27. D.Aarati says:

    Hi Mam,

    this is Aarati. I have a lovely balcony garden which includes mostly ornamental plants. I have recently started growing french beans. radish. tomatoes. pudina in containers.I am very much inspired by your blog. have you been to the Horti expo at Nizam college? can you post long veiw shots of your terrace garden so that we we will be able to see it.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Aarati. I did visit Horti Expo and bought a few things. As summer is fast coming on, and water is becoming a scarcity, my garden is shrinking now. I will search for my old photographs of the terrace and post it.

      Meanwhile, keep writing about your balcony garden and what are the ornamentals you are having. All the best for your vegetable plants too.

  28. nidhisvh says:

    Ur chrysanthemams are beutifull..i planted one and Im waiting from 5months to see it bloom..

  29. namrota says:

    Oh my you have a paradise :D

  30. gypsysoul.. says:

    Hi, haven’t seen posts from you in a while .. :) looking forwrd to more posts and hoping ur doing alright ..

  31. surprisebjg says:

    So beautiful and you are very lucky to have garden full of fresh delicious healthy veggies and eye candy flowers lovely.

  32. ranitasinha says:

    Hello Pattu! here after a long time..hope you are doing well..loved the pictures of your harvest and the flowers..

  33. Nice …so many varieties …nice name too…

  34. m.dakshina says:

    Great Blog. You can try Hydroponic Gardening also.

  35. bnomadic says:

    Informative blog. Look forward to reading more.

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  37. Fresh veggies and Lovely flowers Keep your good work going.

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