Or rather planting experience, lol. I live in a high rise apartment so I don’t have a garden that I can play around with. And I feel absolutely gutted now that I have converted my balcony to part of my living room, otherwise I could have turned the space into a vegetables, herbs and/or spices garden.
I’m a noob when it comes to gardening. And my cousin got me started last week when he gave me a flower pot, soil and part of his existing pandan plant so I brought everything back, replanted the pandan and gave it a new home. The only challenge is ensuring that the plant receives sufficient sunlight as it’s currently sitting on the corridor area outside my home where the lift lobby is.
One week in her new home, Little Miss Pandan seems to have grown a little taller. Somehow the leaves aren’t as fragrant as the ones we get from the supermarket so it’s very unlikely I’d be using these in my cooking for now. Maybe adding fertilisers may help? Fingers crossed.
Bought two pots of fittonia too when I dropped by Far East Flora over the weekend. The husband was surprised that I bought leaves rather than flowers but I really like them. I love the vein details on the leaves – just so pretty! And I purposely got 1 green one and 1 red one to match too, lol.
These fittonias are quite easy to grow (I suppose, lol). They need to be placed in a shady area and not under direct sunlight as their leaves can get sunburnt easily and they also need to be regularly misted to stay hydrated.
Planted tomato seeds (from store-bought packet), chilli seeds (from fresh red chilli) and shallot bulbs as well. And I’m happy to see my tomato baby sprouting this morning! Can’t wait for it to grow so I can harvest some cherry tomatoes to make salads!
I never had green fingers previously but I guess it’s my passion for cooking and my love for fresh ingredients that spur me to build up a tiny farm despite I only have concrete to work on. Nothing is impossible until I’ve tried so I can’t wait to see what works out in my newly set up garden. More to come. Stay tuned!