2 weeks, 2 months & 2 hours just to make a green curry. Does that sound like a terribly inefficient way to make a meal and a most unproductive use of time? No doubt. I inwardly grumbled at this terrible inefficiency as I stood for 2 hours with a backache in the kitchen yesterday, cutting… Continue reading Learning to live an unhurried life: 2 weeks, 2 months & 2 hours to make a green curry
Over the past week, I have had three meaningful conversations about my motivations for gardening and starting Diglings. These conversations gave me a chance to reflect and articulate why I do what I do. To be honest, it’s not always clear in my head and on many muddled mornings, I wake up asking, “Why am I doing this?”.… Continue reading Why I am a gardener
WORKSHOP: GROWING BEAUTIFUL, FLAVOURFUL HERBS & VEGGIES Date: Saturday, 13 May 2017 TIme: 8 to 12.30 am (4.5 hours) Place: Our home garden in Petaling Jaya (address will be sent to confirmed participants) Fee: RM 250/person Pax: 10 max This will be an engaging and enjoyable small-group, action-packed experiential learning session. There will be a… Continue reading Workshop: Growing beautiful, flavourful herbs & veggies
This post is a continuation from Part 1. Here are more details on three effective rescue remedies that I keep in my plant first aid kit. Kelp I use a soluble seaweed powder consisting of three kelp varieties, Laminaria, Sargassum and Ascophyllum nodosum. I dilute just a tiny 1g into a litre of water, and use it… Continue reading Rescue remedies for stressed out plants (part 2)
Previously, I had lamented on how caterpillars, namely cutworms, had feasted on my veggie seedlings. In this post, I will share three effective rescue remedies that I use to strengthen my plants against plant predators and other stresses. What other stresses? Well, they are not so different from things that stress people out. In the tropical context, it… Continue reading Rescue remedies for stressed out plants (part 1)
That is not an auspicious title for a new blog so let me explain. It is certainly not the title that I had intended for my first post. It is supposed to be How to grow beautiful and flavourful herbs and veggies in a tropical city. When I started my newest herb and veggie planting bed, I had planned to put the… Continue reading How did I fail today?