trying to plant veggies

Philippines
May 26, 2010 8:11pm CST
for the past three months my wife was trying to plant a veggies. after three months i look at her pots and saw a few progress... now thats why she was so happy this past few days. i mean its another good achievement for her. it is truly a joy to see plants springing out from the soil. she has okra (dont eat that but still happy to see the progress of her plant), bok choy ( i eat that har har har) and tomatoes. the tomatoes are still little (i dont eat tomatoes but if you cook it i will har har har). i attached a photo of her plant. have you tried to plant veggies? is it easy? do you think my wife's plants will have fruits? i am excited for her too.
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@kharlav (1674)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Yes,I have tried planting vegetables. I tried planting petchay. It grew beautifully.I like planting vegetables so that they will be freshly cooked and has more nutrients compared to the ones bought in the supermarket. I still love and am hoping to be able to plant vegetables. I no longer have space in my backyard for another plant that's why I cant plant vegetables anymore. *sigh*.
• Philippines
27 May 10
one of the plants she is taking care for is petchay. i attached the photo at my comment on the first responder and you can see her bok choy growing very beautifully. we dont have any backyard or garden, she only planted it in pots. thanks a lot for the response
• Philippines
27 May 10
one of the plants she is taking care for is petchay. i attached the photo at my comment on the first responder and you can see her bok choy growing very beautifully. we dont have any backyard or garden, she only planted it in pots. thanks a lot for the response
@kharlav (1674)
• Philippines
27 May 10
Oh really?maybe ill try planting it in pots, we have so many unused pots here. How many petchays will you be able to put in one pot?
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 May 10
that's a good hobby to be developed. i can imagine how your wife is so happy and excited that it's growing. continue such and it will be a good practice for a bigger one. who knows you will someday own a lot and have a plantation and your wife will manage it as she has a green thumb and luck for it.
• Philippines
29 May 10
har har har, now thats what we call dream big. plantation? well why not, but i dont think she can live in provinces. she is a city person.... but of course we dont know what the future has for us but for the mean while she has veggies in pots and its growing. i can not imagine that bok choy or what we call petchay are easy to handle plants. now it is growing beautifully a few more weeks and we can put it in nilaga already. thanks a lot for the response
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• Boston, Massachusetts
30 May 10
wow so harvest season for your pechay is fast approaching. maybe you can invite us over lunch and taste your nilaga. please extend my hugs to your wife for a job well done. more veggies to be planted and harvested over in your backyard...in the pot hehehehe.
• Philippines
31 May 10
yes she started eggplants and amapalaya already. to early to say if it will be successful, but with the help of the occasional rains the plants are happy with the sun and with the rain. i will take pictures again before the bok choy harvest to share it with you.
• India
27 May 10
Please convey my hearty Congratulations to your wife. It is the efforts of people like her, and of course you... that make this world a happy, healthy and green place to live, even with all the dirty gases, and poisons that emanate from the factories. We are all slowly killing the life force of our EARTH.. but, your wife, BLESS HER... has tried to revive the age-old tradition of growing plants in the garden. it soothes ones' nerves, and helps in de-stressing .. if you work in a garden. We do have a garden, and all 4 of us, in our small family spend time in turns... trying to de-weed, water the plants, etc. goodluck
• Philippines
27 May 10
organic  - vegetable garden
thank you for very nice words, i will later show my wife your response. we have no garden so she planted it in pots. it was so cool when i first saw it. i was the one who bought the pots and soil and the seed, but never i thought that when this seeds turn into small tiny plants that it will bring so much joy. thanks a lot for the response and sorry i forgot to upload the photo. here it is
• India
27 May 10
that is good. Your wife should feel very proud to be a GLOBAL CARING CITIZEN..
• India
3 Sep 10
thanks for the br pencil. HOPE you are enjoying the home-garden.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
27 May 10
gardening is a form of stress reliever so being happy with her plants brings her a sense of fulfillment and relaxation.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
28 May 10
you just gave me idea...i and my mom want to have plants in our yard that can be eaten or used in cooking. we have ornamental plants and lemon grass and oregano. my mom love bok choy so i'm going to plant bok choy too!
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
27 May 10
I think that she will do fine growing them. There are some plants that are harder to grow than others but I think she will have a fine crop...lol...Good luck and tell us how she does with it. I have never been much a gardener but my b/f plants tomatoes and peppers. He grew some Rosemary last year that was a wonderful seasoning for pork.
@sunnyp1 (60)
• Ireland
27 May 10
Well done to your wife! It's great when things begin to grow. I like growing vegetables and have often grown stuff in pots. My best success was runner beans that were planted in deep pots and climbed up the side of the house. I hope you have lots of delicious meals that include your home grown veggies soon!
• Philippines
27 May 10
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot sunny. she will try to plant bitter gourd and that too will be vines that will climb, i hope not high so we can cook the fruit har har har. its true that its great when things began to grow. funny that she was only inspired by a game at Facebook (farmville) and made it to reality. thanks a lot for the response and hope to see you more here.
@lampar (7609)
• United States
27 May 10
I like to grow red chili pepper; bean plant and green onion, it doesn't need a lot of works to do that; without many sophisticated tools and knowledge to grow those veggies. Seem like your wife labor is going to pay off soon, since the seed begin to sprig out stem and leaf now, it is quite a joy to see that process ....i am sure your wife is overjoy by now seeing her little home grown gardening is beginning to take shape. hahahaha...
• Philippines
27 May 10
the plants that my wife is taking care are plants that are easy to work with and like you said no sophisticated tools to use. she like to try red chilli peppers too. yes i see her happy and when i saw it too it made me feel happy as well. soon i hope we will be eating veggies with no pesticide not like the ones we buy in the market. thanks a lot for the response
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• Philippines
27 May 10
Hello Seven, My mom loves gardening, not only just good in the scenery of the house inside and outside, you get to breath slow and have some nice air. when my classmates went to our home, he said it's like living in the province because there is fresh air. but maybe i should ask my mom to plant veggies, it could help her reduce buying of veggies at the market.
• Philippines
27 May 10
lucky for you for having a place were you can have plants. our apartment does not have any garden, so my wife planted it on pots. her mom loves to plant so since they were kids they grew up having gardens maybe similar to what you have. until now her mothers house has a garden with lots of plants, but no veggie plants. since your mother love plants, yes it is good to suggest her to grow a few. petchay or bok choy are easy to handle plants. now i saw her calamansi growing too. what a joy. she is planning also to put siling labuyo har har har. thanks a lot for the response