Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mini Garden

My First Mini Garden



I was born and raised in the farm. I remember most of childhood being with my grandma in the farm. Where me and my cousins usually hang out on the Mango trees close to our house. Eventually, as I get older I started helping my parents in the farm plant corn and sugar cane every summer break and sometimes Saturday and Sunday. So, being away from my homeland, I'm kinda missed being in the farm planting corn and stuff. It's funny how I hated it back then, It felt like never ending chores especially when its so hot and all you have is little hat and face of cloth on your face.  Now, I'm missing those times, I'm not talking about hard labor but seeing the plants grow and the smell of fresh cold air... (hahaha)
Anyways, now that we have our own place. I can have a little garden of my own and I'm beyond excited to share  what I have. ( Hahaha) When I say "Mini" I mean cute! don't you think? It's my first garden here, kinda like a learning stage ika nga. I planted everything yesterday after from a joyful birthday celebration of my two close friends. Its like fiesta once again, lots of food, laughter and just having fun under the sun with gazillion bubbles blowing. Are you excited what did I have on my first mini garden? C'mon I'll show you a few of vegetables and flowers I have...:)



My mini garden consist of Marigold flowers on both side. On the left side,  planted 3 tomatoes and 8 red bell pepper. I also planted couple of beans on both side. On the Right side, I planted Okra and Spinach. The excitement fuel me to finished planting the whole thing yesterday. I finished almost like 8 P.M ( overtime din pag may time) hahaha. This morning I clean up the side and water the plants...I can't wait for my vegetables to grow. I also love to plant more flowers on my mini garden as well as the front of the house. Most of my time spent outside because of the nice weather and my kids love to be outside. Nothing feels like sipping your hot chocolate, blogging, watching the kiddies play and looking at your vegetables grow. Believe me, its so relaxing!
I'll keep posted when my vegetables starting to grow, harvest time and maybe some tips along the way.
Do you love gardening? Share me some of your garden experience and what kind of fruits, vegetables and flowers do you have?
Till next time everyone! Have great week ahead.:)

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  1. Oh, I have also started a mini garden eversince we moved in to our humble home last December. Just a few days ago, I have already harvested and cooked our pechay, yay! It feels so nice to be harvesting the fruits of your labor. It may not be much but I feel really happy that it paid off. Also in our mini garden are papaya (they're bearing flowers and fruits already!), tomatoes, ampalaya, squash, chili pepper, eggplant, calamansi, and bell pepper. For the flowering plants, currently I only have lantana, both yellow and multi colored, and the other one is white angel. They're both perennial so they're very easy to maintain. I bought each for only Ph10, they're very small back then. Now, they've grown big and kept on bearing lovely flowers!

    How nice your garden, sis. I would love to plant okra, too. When I was still living in the province, I love planting, too. Okra lang at bagoong, solve na, ika nga. Busong na! Haha! Yummy and healthy pa! :-)

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    1. That's awesome Sis, I love to have petchay too, kasi madaing tumubo kaso can't find any seeds. You got a lot of fruits and vegetables on your garden. Ampalaya and eggplant will be the next on the list. I wish i could take a glance on your garden as well. I bet it look so beautiful now that its already blooming. Same here, Okra and bagoong na na ako.. Goodluck to our garden and I hope everything turn out well, excited pa naman ako.:)

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  2. I love it, sis! I am also intrested in making my oiwn backyard garden, hopefully soon!

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    1. Its so much fun Sis:) I'm sure your little cutie help you water the plants everyday.:)

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  3. Nice sis. We have few vegetables and plants at home. But since we have limited space, sa paso lang nakatanim. Hopefully, when mu dream farm house is here, Daddy and I will spend our golden age planting and harvesting vegetables and fruits.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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    1. We do have limited space too, I'm trying to squeeze in my mini garden..:) I think its nice to spent retiring in relaxing place like farm:) Thank you, Sis:)

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  4. Looking forward to seeing how your mini garden turn out. I haven't really tried gardening and there isn't place in our apartment.

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    1. I'm excited too Sis, well see how everything turn out:) Thank you.:)

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  5. Wow farner na sad ta ron dili na jud mabang bang ang mga talento ni melgie...Cute little garden melgie.

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    1. Sis Rosegen, may I know what province did you hail from? I'm an Ilongga eh, but my father's family are in Cebu. Hehe I''m just curious because you speak Bisaya which I'm very fond to listen to. Actually, I'm a trying hard Bisaya speaker. Anyway, back to sis Melgie's garden, it's really really great that most of us are into gardening. My garden is a little bit neglected kasi we moved to my grannies' place ulit.

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    2. Thank you, Dai:) effect effect rana nako.

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  6. I don't have any vacant lot at home for gardening but I used pots and recycled milk cans to be planted with bell peppers, tamarind and chico.

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    1. That's nice way to recycled can. Its so rewarding at the end. Thank you:)

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  7. Uyy, you garden too (aside from cooking and doing arts and beads)? Ikaw na, Melgie. I have marigold too. It is a good anti-pest because of the leaves' smell. I would like to plant spinach. I have herbs like mint and lemon balm and parsley too

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    1. It is very good anti-pest that's why I have it and it look so pretty from the distance. I love to have herbs as well. Thank you, Sis:)

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  8. This is a good means to make use of the garden plot you have at home! Are you growing them organically? At least, you know that you're using the freshest ingredients especially when you're using them for your family's fave dishes!

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    1. I think the spinach is the only one that's organic but the rest is not. I can't wait for them to grow.. hehe Thank you, Sis:)

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  9. Wow! I envy you sis, you have all the time in the world.. hehehe.. As for me, I don't have that what we call green thumb, parang hindi ata nabubuhay lahat ng tinanim ko, unlike my husband. Kaya ako na lang yung taga bili ng plants siya naman ang taga-tanim hehehe..

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    1. I do everything on my day off, Sis kaya parang kong titingnan dami kong time. Multi-tasking hehehe. This is my first try well see how things unfold. I'm excited though!:) Thank you..:)

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  10. Ohhh, soooo nice! Flowers always brighten our day...more so if it is in a garden!

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  11. I would love to have our own garden someday, preferably fruits and vegetables. That's my wish!

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    1. Wish do come true Sis. I'm sure you will have your own garden someday:)

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  12. My amplaya bears fruits already while my tamarind started to have flowers. Hopefully it will turn into fruits.

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    1. That is so exciting. I'm going to plant ampalaya next year siguro..:) Thanks!

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  13. I used to garden a lot, but I have lesser time na... I wish I could go back to doing it :) YOur flowers look beautiful!

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  14. Lovely. I am not really into garden. I just love to appreciate them but I do not do the hard work. haha! My community has started with a vertical garden. I will show them one of these days.

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  15. My little boy wants us to start growing herbs and veggies. Honestly, I don't know where to start! Gardening seems so intimidating...

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  16. wow! you've planted Okra and spinach? It's just nice to harvest your veggies from your own garden.
    I'm excited for you! :)

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    1. Yeah they are growing now, I'm excited too. Thank you:)

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  17. Wow, your own garden! Dream ko din yan, kahit na i've never really grown anything. Gusto ko nga sana even in our limited space now baka pwede mag vertical veggie garden or something. Good luck on your first harvest!

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    1. Thank you Sis. I did blog about my first harvest not too long ago and it was a success.!

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  18. Mini-garden? Mommy wants to create her mini garden using broken serving bowl (melaware). She is still thinking of what plants to put there.

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    1. That sounds good! Tomatoes is always nice to plant.:) Thanks!:)

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  19. This is my plan back home (sa province). I watched a channel in youtube about raised beds vegetable gardens. They were in NY so imagine gaano lang talaga kaliit. Check it out when you have time. Channel is gardengirltv :) Enjoy!

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    1. I will thanks for the suggestion. I only have very limited space here but I'm glad I'm able to plant few vegetables. Thanks!:)

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  20. Uy sis, Daddy is making a small organic garden at the back of our house. He started to put vegetable and fruits skin to decompose into organic fertilizer. He's planning to plant herbs there.

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    1. That's nice Sis. I;m looking forward to see your plants.:)

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  21. Just like Mommy mentioned, I asked Papa to make a small compost pit at the back of our house using rotten woods. I already started adding plant and vegetable and hope it will decompose soon. I am planning to place herbs a spices there.

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    1. Good to know that! I'm excited to see your plants in the future. Thanks:)

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  22. I want to have a garden with many flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. But I'm not really a green thumb. I manage to have some plants at home. Hope to have more.

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  23. I planned to have mini garden at home too but I realized that I don't enjoy doing it. hehehe! I don't have a green thumb.

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  24. We're planning to move back to the province in Tagum by the time my husband comes home. Like you, I also want to have my own backyard filled with veggies. hehe.

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Thank you so much for all your comments..:)

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