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Grassy Front Yard

Waiting for the hubby to come out of the house, I was looking at the empty patches of the grassy soil in the front yard. I am thinking that now is a good time to plant some baby plants or maybe even seedlings with the warm daytime and cool night time.

Grassy front yard

I am also thinking of putting some outdoor decoration like a bird feeder or a small trellis for vegetable vines. Some sort of fences as protection for the plants are also necessary because our dog loves to disturb their peace. True that.

For now, I should ask Manang to trim the grass before it grow any more than it is now.

Calamansi Love

I harvested, well sorta harvested, today several green juicy and definitely sour calamansi. Will post a better and higher res photo later. Click here for a link on the photo. Here is a photo of the sour babies:


These have thin skin (dunno what they’re called) and very juicy.

Rains and used coffee grounds are two big help that had the little tree bear these little babies. Sunshine helped the little tree too of course. Everyday, I mix the used coffee grounds in water for “watering” the two little calamansi plants (the other one didn’t yield more than three of these) and the other potted plants. Still have to get photos of these pandan plants and green onions.

Yes, you can get a lot of benefits from used coffee grounds for your vegetable garden. And if you have a catering biz and Caterer Jobs, having your own vegetable garden will help you save some on your expenses to up your profit. #JustSayin’

Get used coffee grounds for free from a Starbucks near you.

Just one of the benefits of being REAL coffee drinkers. We stopped drinking instant coffee a long time ago and only have brewed coffee in the mornings and sometimes as night cap too.


Kung Likas na Masipag

Kung tayo ay maging likas na masipag lamang, madali lang naman magpatubo ng mga halamang mapagkukunan ng pagkain.

Katulad nitong aking tanim na ampalaya:


Madali lang naman pala makapagpatubo, di na kelangan ng mga cheche-bureche, basta me kapiranggot na lupa at gagapangan, tsaka konting dilig, ayos na.

Yun nga lang, di ko maintindihan bakit nahinog agad ang mga iyan, naging orange πŸ˜€

Siguro dapat di ko na pinatagal at nagharvest agad ako. Ang naging problema ko lang dito, gumapang ng mataas at hindi na maabot.

Nagsimula na naman kong muli magtanim. Wala pa ulit ampalaya, mukhang kelangan ko ng “cage” para dun at nang hindi ito ulit gumapang ng napakataas sa bakod namin πŸ˜€

Composting 101

I have talked about wanting to go back to backyard gardening here. This has been fueled more when we recently went on a field trip to a nearby ecology center and the proper way of composting, among other topics, was discussed.

The kids were made to dig for worms in compost pits. Ewww, I know but these worms are necessary to keep the garden in great shape. In fact, one can purchase these worms in gardening stores.

I looked up videos online to see how composting is done. I also came upon an interesting compost tumbler for composting.

Now, if you have a small space for a compost pit, here was what the lecturer told us: get pots (preferably clay pots) with a little garden soil in it. Put fruit and vegetable peelings, leftover food, dried leaves on top of the soil and cover with soil. Do this over and over until the soil and the other filings are mixed.

A good compost helps in fertilizing the soil to make the garden healthy. If you have a Starbucks branch near you, ask for free used coffee grounds for your garden.

Oh My Gulay!

Ako ay “palpak” pagdating sa pagpapatubo ng mga bulaklak, ito po ay aking aaminin

Pero nabuhayan ako ng loob ng subukin kong magtanim ng halamang gulay at kahit paano naman, ito ay nagkaroon ng bunga! Yipee! Me konting problema lang ako sa mga ibon dahil gustung-gusto nila ang aking okra, talbos ng ampalaya at mumunting mga kalamansi πŸ™

Pero meron na din kaming mga malalaking bunga ng ampalaya at mga herbs na nagagamit sa pagluto πŸ™‚

Heto ay larawan ng mga maliliit na okra sa aming bakuran:


Maganda nga ang mga bulaklak, nakatutuwa at talagang nagiging mas maganda ang paligid pero siyempre, ang gulay naman, masarap at masustansiya πŸ™‚

Ako ay mas excited mag-garden dahil dito na nakakatulong sa pagtatanim! Woohoo!