Harvest in December

Well, it is getting colder in Hyderabad. The dry season is on, and the skin demands care. It is difficult to get out of bed , and the garden is cold in the mornings. I am visiting the terrace after the sun starts around 7 a.m. The plants too are looking a little lazy.

But , the Dondakaya plants are busy budding and fruiting.

Thanks to Sanddepgaru, and the Shadnagar gardener. Wish I had few more plants to get good harvest on weekly basis.

the good old Brinjals are steadyfast. The varieties I am getting this year , is amazing.

A few plucked this morning.

And a question to all my readers.
Please identify this flower 🙂 .. no.. not a spider.

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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16 Responses to Harvest in December

  1. arati says:

    thats a good harvest.

  2. Jeanne says:

    Fabulous harvest, Pattu.

  3. Not sure what flower that is, but your harvest looks great, I’m sure they tasted delicious!

  4. Revathi says:

    I admire your enthusiasm in gardening. Looks like Age is not a constraint but an excuse:)
    The flower looks like a manoranjitham to me. Happy gardening

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hey Revathi, Welcome and thanks for recognizing Manoranjitham or Champa flower. I love that flower, and am glad it is growing well on the terrace in a sack!!

  5. Pattu says:

    Thanks. They did taste good!. I will explain the flower in a later post.

  6. asha says:

    wow, what a lovely garden and lovelier harvest. Just shows the love you pour into them. By the way, even i thought this flower was manoranjitham. It used to flower in my uncles house at nungambakkam. But i remember the petals were short and not tentacle like in this photo. It was fragrant.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hi Asha, welcome!. Thanks for the nice words. Yes, the flowers are a little different. It looks like a spider. I was plucking them when they were green and was wondering why smell is so mild. Later, when I saw one flower changing color to that greenish yellow, I realised I was plucking young ones! Of course the smaller varieties found in TN are heady smelling, this one is milder. I am still looking for the smallest ones , with a orange centre. Not many people know about that.

  7. Viki says:

    Appreciate your interest in gardening. Its much enthusiastic to go thro’ ur website. I am also much interested, but no space here in this apartment….Still manage to have some plants in my kitchen:) Harvest looks so beautiful dear!
    (Thanks for trying my lemon pickle. If you are having Sunlight, then you may not be in need of vinegar. Try and lemme know)

  8. seekraz says:

    What a beautiful garden, Pattu. It makes me want to dig up part of my back yard and take a try at it. 🙂

  9. ram says:

    Bought one manoranjitam and pavazha malli (parijatham) both hybrid with buds already in small plant. What type of soil do they need clayey or red or marshydamp or gud draining sraandy soil?

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