Saturday, May 30, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
At the shadiest part of the CG, I've decided to grow some gingers cos I heard that they tend to grow well there. So here's yellow ginger planted and the leaves took quite sometime to appear. Although I have planted more than ten rhizomes, not all of them grew leaves.
Below is the row of 'tom yum' ginger. I bought the rhizomes from 'Little Thailand'. That row grew leaves in no time. They seem to be the easiest to grow here and the ginger is sort of whitish in color.
Here is the lovely leaf from the tumeric ginger. The rhizome was also from 'Little Thailand'. They grow oh so slowly.
Below is the 'blue ginger' which I got from a GCS member when I first joined the CG. It was actually delivered to me by another GCS member. Such a generous community of forumers who helped one another.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I managed to get some dried pods to at a later date. The seeds look just like the a soya bean size.
Hope to plant more in the CG. Only problem is that it requires a huge trellis .... now gotto look for that space!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Three of the seedlings survived and they are climbing up the trellis. I see many flowers too and I suspect there is a fruit coming up. I noticed that there are plenty of ants aound this plant ... some on the leaves, others on the stems , stalks and leaves and even the flowers. I assume that they are the main pollinators for the plant.