How time flies… It’s more than two years since I posted a page . Lifestyle has changed , priorities have changed..Wordpress formatting has improved.. Cute grandson is more than two years old.. But the garden bug is still wriggling.
I wanted to give up growing plants in containers on a number of occasions. Sometimes due to lack of time. Sometimes due to lack of help or feeling unwell. But a glimpse of fresh harvest posted by like-minded folks would make me sit up and continue the effort. And effort it is. Climbing three floors up to care for the plants is daunting in the mornings, but the thought of all those lovely fragrant flowers and fresh vegetables keeps me going up, huffing and puffing.
I am encouraged by those voluntary tomatoes, chillies , brinjal, gourd and marigold plants.. Luckily I had gourd seeds left over from Vanastree, bought three years back.I scattered them and forgot about it , but they didn’t fail. Just sprang up. A Facebook friend posted purple beans seeds and they are thriving.
Apart from vegetables I branched out to conventional flowers too . Jasmine, Champa,(kodi Sampanghi, creeper a specialty of Tamil Nadu,donated by another graceful Facebook friend who flew the bulbs down from Chennai) few roses, lots of trumpet flowers, around 50 pots of Cannas ,Juhi and Chameli, Raat ki Raani,Chrysanthemums were also blooming to give me a sense of joy .
Unfortunately i am not able to continue using cow dung or intensive preparation of manure. I manage with products bought from other organic friends.
A glimpse of the plants in my terraces..First, second and third floor..:-)
Gourd and Raat ki Raani on the ground.
Dear blog friends, these pictures are from 2016 and there are scores more to share in the next few posts. Hope you will convey your thoughts.