This is my lone cauliflower survived till end of December and I plucked it on the last day of this year. It has grown pretty well, without usual pests and worms, (touch wood). I realized that in Hyderabad, anything grows at any time. Last year, the cauliflowers, cabbage , radish and turnips were braving the rains and flourishing, albeit with lots of worms and pests.. This year, I did not venture into them, but planted it now. They seem to come up leisurely. In winter the growth is slowed down a little. I am going slow on pouring my cow based nourishment too. The air is thick, the smell lingers for a long time, and I am worried the neighbours and folks at home may object.
However, one plant that gave me some joy is the ridge gourd. It is rearing to go, and many of the seedlings are growing , flowering too soon and fruits are also seen. I am a little surprised at that.
Not great photographs though, just wanted to show that they are two plants. Some more are on the cards.
The beans and the karela are not producing anything substantial. The pots holding the plants are small and I am sure the lack of nourishment affects them. I am in a dilemma most of the itme, should I add NPK? or only organic matter? This goes on for weeks and finally the plants just refuse to grow!
The leaves look like this.
I am not able to figure out what this plant is, and why the fruits are dropping off, after a promising start. Any idea?