Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Get out of here Sucker!!!

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Well if you have planted your tamaters awhile back then it just might be time to get rid of them suckers if you haven't already!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

There be Pepper Seedlings!!!


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This morning when I put out my Bell Pepper Seeds propagation packets out in the sun to warm them up a bit in hopes of jump starting their progress I decided to open on of them to check if anything was happening.  Well, I am happy to report that they have started to sprout!!!

I am not ready to plant them - but will start soon. Will keep you posted on how this worked out as it is something new for me.

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The Varmints Return!!!


Welcome to my UAE based container vegetable gardening blog.

Regular readers will know of my ongoing battle with a particluar varmint - the Bulbuls!!!  I guess I am incorrect in saying that they have returned - they never really left - I just haven't had any vegetables growing for the past six months for them to feast upon!  I can always hear them talking to each other whenever I appear in the yard - perhaps their early warning system.  Approximately 3-4 families have been multiplying in my neighbour's rather thick neem tree.  And they are extremely happy over there because they can come over to my place - have breakfast, lunch, dinner and between meals snacks anytime I am not around discouraging them and then fly back to safe haven next door.  I just transfered my pepper plant to the back of the house 2 days ago and yesterday morning found that they have already started snacking on the few small fruits desperately trying to mature!!!  Well, I have a new secret weapon that I am hoping will permantly elimate my Bulbul problem!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


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Been away for a couple of weeks and returned to find the few plants I had planted before leaving are still alive and doing well.  They were watered properly this time.  I planted some tamters, eggplant and a chili pepper.

Companion Planting

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What is a companion planting you might be wondering?  Well, I can tell you it is not a bunch of friends getting together to plant their plants.  It is planting different plants together that will benefit each other in some way.  Here is Wilipedia defination of it and here is a list of companion plants by Wikipedia.  But, I am here today to talk about only one particluar companion plant.

Propagating Pepper Seeds

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I have had problems in the past couple of years with getting my bell pepper plants to germinate.  I planted them in small seedling pots and waited for them to pop up but not much ever happened and the few that did come up the Bulbuls ate them.  So, I thought I would try something new this year!!!