A long time since I shared pictures from my backyard…it has been months of sheer toil and hard work and patience that have yielded these results….finally….I have for myself and of course, my neighbours too…
Juicy green cabbages
Yet to ripen tomatoes aplenty Aubergines..
My favorite cauliflowers
Last but not the least,first time ever I tried beetroots and waited patiently..it seemed forever before I got a sizeable one today.
I hope you love these as much as I loved putting it together for you.Wishing you all a Blessed Easter!
Linking this to Colours Dekor
Had been waiting for this Lilium to bloom since a long time.Woke up this morning and saw it in full bloom.Hope this is my lucky day ,especially for Perk who has her final Mathematics paper today and she dreads it.I wish God be with her today and always.this one is for you,Perk!
Wishing all of you a bright day too!
I cannot tell how and when I fell in love with gardening ..but today it is a passion.It is as much a part of my housekeeping as my living room or my kitchen.I keep adding and removing features and accessories from the garden just like I change my cushion covers or bedsheets.Funny…but once you are into it..it becomes a passion.
A quick peep into my garden and the choicest flowers that I’ve had over the past two years.
The lovely petunias……I plant these in several pots..first because they come in a variety of colour combinations and second, they last till April.
This is how the garden looks in winters when it is in full bloom.the pots have been kept on a raised platform outside the main garden area .i made this area myself by using broken tiles.
Storm in a broken tea-cup
The toad guarding the ice-plant
Do you like what you see?I have a lot more to share..that is on the other side..my veggie patch.Maybe,next time.Till then enjoy…and a happy Valentines to all.
Its chilly,biting cold in these parts again.One is mostly confined indoors and with the kids’ schools also having closed down,its an effort keeping them busy.Meanwhile, this is the best time of the year for the garden and this time too,our efforts have borne the desired results,despite all odds(specially the porcupine attack). Here are some pictures of the kitchen garden…
Fresh green lettuce
Yet to ripen tomatoes
The cabbage and cauliflower plants which suffered the most as the porcupine had eaten up most of the saplings
And this comes right into my kitchen from the backyard
Its time for yet another post on the developments in the backyard.The kitchen garden is overflowing with gorgeous, yellow blooms of the pumpkin.And this week we even had the pleasure of cooking the first pumpkin of the season.
The gorgeous flower
The first fruit
Isn’t that gorgeous?It tasted even better.Now,for the sad part…there are some porcupines around my garden who inspite of my best efforts are devouring the juicy pumpkins and not letting them grow.So these Pumpkin Eaters are playing spoilsport at the moment.Any ideas on how to keep them away,friends?
I love my garden……and the pride and satisfaction each little bloom and each vegetable plucked brings is tremendous .When I feel stressed out and tired,I go and spend some time in the garden and come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.This summer has been specially fruitful as far as the vegetable patch goes.In a previous post I had shared the pictures of the juicy tomatoes from the kitchen garden.Another success story has been the onions.Planted in November,I uprooted them last week and was amazed at the quality as well as the quantity.
The onion harvest
Then rather surprisingly the bitter gourd grew really fast and yields nearly half a kilo everyday. Have a look!
The ridge gourd and the ladyfinger is also not far behind.
And some nice,healthy brinjals..
And only today I discovered a bottle gourd fruit..
Howz that ? A small step towards saving the Earth and environment.Vegetables in the backyard means healthy food for the family,no transportation costs to buy veggies,no packaging required….. my way of Going Green.