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... from adding yet another standard AV plant to my collection. The darling looks Like this and has seed pods! Wow! Gonna try growing some babies from seed!
So, on 23/4/17 I purchased a couple of NOID AVs, gave them a trim and removed some suckers. Placed the suckers in my own DIY mix of peat soil:perlite:vermiculite 1:1:1 and watered the suckers top down. Details Soil: DIY mix of peat, perlite n vermiculite Heat: high. In MIL garden. Testing whether they'll do well… Continue reading African violet suckers
There was a long holiday, the Labour Day holiday, which fell on 1 May. Hence, I didn't see my African violets in the office over the Ling weekend. When I went back yesterday, I saw a lot of blooms! What it looked like on 23/4/2017 Photo on 2/5/2017 Comparison photo Woah! That's… Continue reading African violet blooms
Today's day 8 of planting those herb seedlings. Here's a little look at how they fare in the Singapore heat. Okra / lady's finger It's been doing fine and seems to be having some fun in the heat. Seems like 2nd set of leaves are going to emerge soon. Chilli Clearly more seedlings have emerged.… Continue reading Herbs Progress update
Accompanied my Mom to a local nursery in Bukit Panjang this afternoon. Have been wanting to get my hands on their African violets when I saw them last week (but resisted buying). The AVs looked like this: But unfortunately 1 week later, there were no new stocks. Existing stocks dwindled, and the blossoms mostly… Continue reading African violet spree
As the weekend rolls around, it's also time to do some gardening in Singapore 🙂 First up - status updates on all my herbs. For information, I grow the herbs on a ledge, where it gets bright shade and couple of hours of afternoon sun and heat. Well ventilated. Lady's finger / okra seedlings comparison… Continue reading Herbs – progress and more seed germination
I have shared how I started out in growing African violets in the very first post. Honestly prior to October 2016 I knew next to nothing about African violets. Then my Mother in law gave me 2 pots of AVs to take care, because she was shifting office and didn't know whether she had space… Continue reading African Violet journey
I've started out gardening in the office. I hold a regular office job, and spend the bulk of my time in the office - so no surprise that I started out with plants suitable for the office climate. Anyway, my colleague - LP and I grow our African violet collection on a bright, east facing… Continue reading Current African Violet collection
Last Sunday, I made a trip to a local nursery to purchase some plants. African violets, soil, orchids, fertiliser. My Husband, ZY, purchased some seeds! Okra (lady's finger) and lemon balm. So we planted them on Sunday! The okra seeds germinated yesterday! After a grand total of 3 days! Day 4 (27/4/17) - total count… Continue reading Germinating seeds!