I have been away a few days from home for fishing trip with my cousins and family. I was hoping that it won’t be too hot and the plants can survive with a few days without watering. I was worried with the plants that are growing in containers as they can’t keep water that much. When I was driving in through the driveway, I was shocked to see some of our sweet corn leaves dried up and the pollen as well. At this moment, I will think positively because some still don’t have pollen yet so will help with pollination later I hope. I water the plants straight away as many water as I can give them (we only use recycled water). In just these few days, I saw many changes in the garden; the warm loving vegetables grow so fast, newly emerged Asian green seedlings that popped up before departure many died, and many warm loving vegetable seedlings has germinated.
Mei Qing F1 Pak Choy growing in container with less 20cm depth soil. I don’t usually grow hybrid but this Spring~ Summer I decided to try. I found that Asian Leaf vegetable hybrid is more pest resistance. Although with the hybrid it still be munched a bit but not like non-hybrid which usually in time disappear altogether except for the stem. For the naked non-hybrid I just let them bolt and collect seed later so I can grow many of them when the butterfly is not in sight season.
This is also container (depth <25cm) with Mei Qing F1 Pak choy but has been munched more than top photo. The difference? Top~Previously red onions were grown; Bottom~ Previously spinach were grown. Did the red onions smell linger~ there. Cucumber and carrots growing in the same container. Cucumber plants has produced many female flowers. We can see many baby cucumbers.
Kang kong or water spinach my favourite (soil depth <25cm) growing together with chives and leeks. The seeds I bought were not many so I am thinking of cutting some shoot and put it in water so the root will grow and I plant them back into the soil. Alternatively when I go to the market I buy a bunch of kangkung and plant them back like I did with the sweet potatoes.Maybe I let them grow and spread on the ground covering the soil.
Inter-planting Pak Choy with sweet potato (soil depth >30cm). My first trial growing sweet potato in container.