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Vegetable Garden Updates

I havent really given a proper update on my vegetable garden. Well, it actually came out well, even better than what I expected. I had good harvest (!!) especially with Spinach and it gave us a fresh supply every week for Joshua. I recently got rid of it, since I couldnt resist the pests that were around. The Ladies Finger grew up fast and we had a few ladies fingers in our curries & sambar. The bitter gourd turned out to be a flop with the watermelon suppressing the rest. I actually didnt know that it was watermelon 😦 I curse my ignorance!! The worst part was the presence of some white powdery substance. I am yet to find out what it is and the ways to control it. My immediate response was to get rid of those plants to save my other inmates of ‘Shalom’. As of now, I have started the veggie garden again with Spinach.
I thank God for the works of His marvelous hands, for the variety of vegetables He has provided us with! May the Great Lord bless our efforts. Amen

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Posted by on August 7, 2009 in Eco Club, Gardening, Vegetable Garden


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Being an Eco Warrior.

I am back! It might look like I was hibernating! The fact was, Joshua fell sick repeatedly and he needed much of my attention. I couldn’t think of anything else other than his health. He has recovered now. I know that I havent kept my promises, of uploading his snaps. Please bear with me, as you have always done.
I have a lot of things to share with you all. Most important one is that, I have joined the Eco Club – an initiative run at my office and I am so proud to be a part of it. We had a meeting today, to discuss the action items for this month. They had earlier organised a ‘Tree Plantation Day’ and we are expecting a Potted Plants Show this month. We had a good response from our colleagues and the results are encouraging. We send out eco related mails to create awareness. I really appreciate with the way our company is taking up the responsibility for this social cause. I would also encourage other companies to do so. I have started taking up a few steps to be an Eco Warrior. I read that blackle saves energy, as the screen is predominantly black and that it is powered by Google. There was a request, asking the viewers to spread the word. I was so convinced, that I have made blackle as my homepage. With this, every time I open a new IE, I help in saving energy. I would recommend you to do this as well or include the following in your email signature – – Saving energy one search at a time.
We have planted 2 Gulmohar saplings right in front of our apartments. Its my prayer that, God with His abundant mercy will bless the effort of our hands and help it grow 🙂
I shall give you the other updates, in my next post!! 🙂 Have a great day!!

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Posted by on August 6, 2009 in Eco Club, Gardening, General


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Easter Vacation & Garden Updates

The trip to Nagercoil for Easter was great. We were surprised to find it heavily raining, in contrary to the scorching heat at Chennai. Joshua was too busy, going out for bike rides with my dad and entertaining people 😉 He simply didnt look for me 😦 I fell sick on reaching Chennai. I was down with fever and Low BP. I am fine now after two doses of tablets.

My Garden updates goes like this…..3.

ChrysanthemumThis was how my Chrysanthemum looked a week back, just before the vacation. Its a lot different now, having lost its bloom n vigour. canna-lilly I got this from the local nursery and I just love it.
Coleus I am so fond of Coleus. It grows so easily with not much care. I love it for the varied colours it comes in.

There are two more additions to my ‘Shalom’ garden. A dwarf Ixora and another Rose (Yellow colour). Another happy news!! I have started the vegetable garden by sowing Ladies finger, Tomato and a few other seeds. The progress is in fact very good.


Posted by on April 19, 2009 in Gardening, General, Vegetable Garden


Welcome to my Garden!!

I got inspired by fellow bloggers to post images of a few of my plants and here I am.. Please bear with me as these are the images taken in my 5310 Nokia Mobile 🙂 so the resolution might not be the greatest. Hope you enjoy and catch you all on Saturday with my long story….



Rose Bud

Rose Bud


Posted by on April 2, 2009 in Gardening


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I have been so obsessed with gardening since January. In fact, I had a quite a big garden in my hometown. I didnt think of it at Chennai till now, and was determined to have it only after Joshua’s birth. Now that we are a bit settled, I find it to be the right time to garden. I already have about 28 Potted / Container plants. I somehow relate plants with a baby. It relaxes and refreshes your mind. Every time I find a new leaf / bud coming up, I am so filled with joy and it spreads to others. I have a few Crotons, Roses, Cactus, Chrysanthemums etc. I am also planning to set up a Vegetable garden. With Joshua’s birthday coming up, I hardly find time to get those additional Containers / pots. I also have a plan to set up a Window box garden This is not a common one in India. So let me see, on how I can get it done with the local people.

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Posted by on March 14, 2009 in Gardening


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