Gardening done... that's one thing off the list.

@arunima25 (54395)
Bangalore, India
February 21, 2021 12:26am CST
And that's a big relief and now my garden looks good though most of pots look barren as I trimmed, pruned and harvested few. I have sown some more pots with spinach, amaranthus, radish and ladyfinger. They should be sprouting in some time. Manures are added and I have sprayed neem oil to prevent any infection. Finally all pots done and I am done with gardening for this month other than watering the plants and adding some more vermicompost after two weeks. That's a big work done and ticked on my to do list. My help assisted with all arrangements and cleaning up. It's easier to be done with help. That's the only work I have done so far on Sunday. We slept late around 1 last night and I was in bed till 7:30 this morning.I skipped cooking breakfast. We managed with corn flakes, milk and boiled eggs. Now here I am after a refreshing shower. And having my cup of coffee. Now it's time to enter kitchen and cook lunch. I marinated the chicken in the morning so that it's well marinated before I cook it. For my vegetarian self, I am making ladyfinger fry and potata and soya chunk curry. We will have hot rice and onion cucumber salad. The jasmine scented floor cleaner is filling the room with a refreshing aroma. My help has just cleaned the floor. Now time to mylot for a while till my coffee lasts Leaving you with this picture from my veggies garden. It's snake gourd and it's my first attempt with this veggie in my garden. Makes me feel happy. There are three more in the plant. I guess they will be ready for harvest next week Take care. Enjoy your time
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@kaylachan (13479)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Feb
Sounds like you had a good day. Glad to hear it.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
It was a productive morning starting with gardening. So I would call it a good start to the day.. It's 5:30 PM here now and my day has been good so far.. Hope you are having a good weekend.
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@stephcjh (33682)
• United States
23 Feb
@arunima25 It is 11:23 in the morning here right now as I start this reply. It is Tuesday during the week here right now. I have had an okay morning so far. I hope to get more things done throughout the day though. I like to have prosperous days as well. I hate to waste any precious time. Enjoy the rest of your evening as well.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
@stephcjh My day comes to an end. It's my bedtime. Have a great productive day
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@stephcjh (33682)
• United States
21 Feb
Good luck with growing your gourd. It is always nice to get things marked off of a list. I mark things off but add more as I go along. The list seems to never go away.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
I am happy to see my gourd plant. It's doing good and I hope to have them on my plate next week.. Well, chores are never ending. And household work goes on and on in a vicious never ending circle.
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@stephcjh (33682)
• United States
21 Feb
@arunima25 I hope you have some on your plate too. We are in winter time here right now with ice and snow on the ground. Yes. It is a vicious cycle with chores. Glad to still be able to do my part though, especially with health conditions on top of it.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
@stephcjh You have to wait for some time for summer. I know no gardening there in winters. We are lucky that way at least here in my city, we don't have those extreme temperatures and gardening can go year around. I am not sure about what health issues you are dealing with. But it's great that you are able to do your part
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@Starkinds (30659)
• India
21 Feb
this is something I am waiting for in my garden to grow
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
Oh! Have you also planted these gourds.? I guess I am right that these are snake gourds.
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@LadyDuck (326145)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
I envy your vegetable garden, it is too early to have anything year, but the days are getting warmer and better.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
We are lucky here in Bangalore. Weather stays more or less the same throughout year. We get produce throughout. But it's not the case in other parts of country. There you have to take care of season to grow your veggies. Soon you should be in your garden tendering your plants. It's just a few more weeks of wait.
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@LadyDuck (326145)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
@arunima25 The next week I start seeding and place the seedlings in the greenhouse. Some plants will be moved outside in April, others only in May.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
@LadyDuck So your gardening venture starts next week. I have got few plastic glasses and cans. I am going to use those glasses to sow seeds. And planning to use those cans for hanging plants.Saw one YouTube video and I liked the idea of space management and recycling.
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@CarolDM (117320)
• Nashville, Tennessee
21 Feb
Good for you. I will do this when spring arrives.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
It's a bit of wait for you there. In Bangalore gardening can be year around. We have the same weather throughout.
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@CarolDM (117320)
• Nashville, Tennessee
22 Feb
@arunima25 We have snow on the ground that is almost melted and cold temperatures. Nothing will grow now.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
@CarolDM Yes. Quite understandable. You have to wait till spring and warm days before you can step out for gardening.
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@DianneN (219014)
• United States
21 Feb
I can’t wait to begin gardening! Happy you had a nice day.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
Soon the wait will be overI enjoy it, feel happy doing it but I must admit that it is time taking and tiring.
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@DianneN (219014)
• United States
21 Feb
@arunima25 It does take time, but it’s so rewarding.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
@DianneN Agree
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@eileenleyva (21769)
• Philippines
21 Feb
Been spending my mornings tending the garden. Summer is fast approaching and the soil dries fast. Love to sit on my bamboo bench and watch the moths, butterflies and birds flutter and fly from flower to flower, tree to tree. Your garden sounds bountiful. Mine yields little harvest.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
Oh! That sounds wonderful! Wouldn't it be a heartwarming thing to do Sitting and enjoying in your beautiful garden. I love gardening though it can be a really tiring job. And maintain a beautiful garden is not easy...it does require time and effort but it's all worth. I have subscribed to few YouTube channel and learning more and more about vegetables gardening.. So have improved my skills there a lot.
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@eileenleyva (21769)
• Philippines
22 Feb
@arunima25 The garden is therapeutic for me. Would you believe I talk to my plants? But I do feel they communicate back by becoming greener and blooming flowers and bearing fruits. There's a feeling of serenity when one is in the garden. Thanks for the tip. i'll check youtube.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
@eileenleyva You are not alone there. When I walk around my terrace I look at all plants, talk to them and see what they need. I feel like a parent to them and they are my babies.Even as a young girl I talked to flowers and bees
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@emge01 (36)
21 Feb
Arunima loved your post. I also love gardening.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
Good to know that you enjoy gardening. So what all you grow in your garden?
@crossbones27 (36310)
• Redlands, California
21 Feb
Nice, I love the garden thanks for reminding me brother made 2nd pot of coffee/ Not to be rude but batman out need more slurpies.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
I too enjoy gardening. So what all you grow there? Enjoy your coffee. Good that your brother made a second pot there
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@allknowing (89157)
• India
22 Feb
That was some nice time you spent in the garden. I see that photo of the white pumpkin - is that what it is called? It has still to grow I think. Gardening is such a source of joy.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
It's called snake gourd. Similar to ridge gourd in shape and taste but has a smooth taste. It will grow a bit more long but not thick. You are right.. Gardening brings so much joy especially if we get the results.
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@allknowing (89157)
• India
22 Feb
@arunima25 It looked like the white pumpkin that comes in two shapes round and long. I am not so fond of the snake gourd. We have had ridge gourd earlier There were too many of them.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
@allknowing I love all the veggies that come from gourd family. I have a special affinity for this family. Today I have bottle gourd for lunch.
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@DaddyEvil (33353)
• United States
25 Feb
You did a good day's work already, it sounds like. It is definitely time for coffee and a rest. I hope you have a good rest of your day.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
26 Feb
I am always busy and I make sure that I keep taking in between breaks to relax and enjoy Have a good day and weekend
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@DaddyEvil (33353)
• United States
26 Feb
@arunima25 Thank you. You, too.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
26 Feb
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@JudyEv (238613)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
You've reminded me that I was going to wash my kitchen floor but I'll leave it now till after lunch.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
Now that my help has come back after lockdown, she takes care of floor. I am still not letting her inside my kitchen to maintain social distancing. So cleaning dishes and kitchen floor is still my job.
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@JudyEv (238613)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
@arunima25 It sounds like you are being very careful about keeping safe. Good for you.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
24 Feb
@JudyEv I have a compromised immunity with all health issues I have. I know there is no full proof safety and I can't totally nullify the risk of exposure. But yes I want to do what I can do on my part
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@moonandstars (46605)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
22 Feb
i want jasmin on my floor too. wow. gardening is a lot of work; people tend to make it a small chore but, it isn't
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
I like this jasmine scented floor cleaner. It's very mild and even my over sensitive husband is okay with the mild aroma. It's soothing and it lasts long. Gardening is a big chore. It's a lot of muscle work too
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Feb
@arunima25 my senses are sensitive too so, i am with you husband on this that's so right. i remember i had some stomachache over working too much in my mother's garden over summer
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
17h
@moonandstars Even I can't withstand strong aromas. Not sure about stomachachebut I often get sore arms and legs if I am with gardening tools for long hours
• Midland, Michigan
22 Feb
And here I figured that to be some type of bean. Good that your basically done gardening until next month. It's too cold here too get started yet. Do you garden soil year around there?
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
That's a vegetable from gourd family. Here we can do gardening year around. In my place, the weather is more or less same pleasant throughout the year. It never reaches extreme temperatures here.
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• Midland, Michigan
26 Feb
@arunima25 that would be nice. My husband would like those temps.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
26 Feb
@MarshaMusselman How about you? Don't you enjoy such pleasant temperature throughput year? I know that some people love extreme winters
@macayada (1275)
• Philippines
21 Feb
I know that plant and it is abundant in our place. We cook it with rice noodle, simple way of sauteing.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
It's snake gourd and belongs to gourd family. I love it. They are healthy.
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@macayada (1275)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@arunima25 Yes they are healthy food.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
21 Feb
@ptrikha_2 (29431)
• India
23 Feb
What a way - Gardening followed by good food and Coffee!! Is Neem Oil spray readily available and is it costly? Most of our plants have moderate growth. May be we need some fresh manure or some trimming.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
24 Feb
I get the neem oil from trustbasket. In fact they are good for all garden supplies. It's not so expensive. And you need to add 50 ml in 1 litre water and then spray. Since I have more than hundred pots, I finish two bottles in a go. Today I noticed some infestations in radish leaves and one hibiscus plant. I need to spray on these plants again. Else I do it once in 15 days. Same with vermicompost, I put them once in 15 days. With little care, plants show good results.
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@ptrikha_2 (29431)
• India
25 Feb
@arunima25 Yes one has to invest some time on the plants but yes the results do come. Yet if the whole household is busy, then caring for plants becomes tedious. Yet over the last few days, I have started watering plants more.
@snowy22315 (108126)
• United States
23 Feb
Nice looking veggies, You gave them some TLC!
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
24 Feb
What is TLC? This is snake gourd, a veggie from gourd family.
• United States
23 Feb
I don't have a green thumb so I don't garden but I do appreciate all those who do. Your garden looks nice and green. Sounds like you have a wide variety of things growing too. Happy harvest when it's time
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
23 Feb
I have a beautiful garden in the limited terrace space that this apartment provides. Have managed to grow quite a bit of things here. Learning more and more tricks and ideas to have more plants in limited space. YouTube has many videos that are good and teach space management in gardening. I try to get better And it's always a sense of pride and fulfillment.
@jstory07 (101100)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
I hope you have lots of good things growing in your garden.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
We are expecting some harvest this week and then we might have to wait for few more weeks for others.
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@Babale (1706)
• Semarang, Indonesia
22 Feb
The longer the price of vegetables is getting more expensive, so it is very good to have your own vegetable garden at home.
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@arunima25 (54395)
• Bangalore, India
22 Feb
Well, I have limited space and can't grow much. I am happy with my little produce. It is for the joy of harvest and pleasure of doing it.
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