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Just one reason I decide to plant red garlic in water

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Red garlic is giving leaf that Cambodian needed in cooking; that's why I plant it. I planted many red garlic, both in water and soil; they give me good result; but now I decide to remove from soil to water. There is no big reason. Only one why that makes me do like this, it is 'I am scared of pest'. Planting in soil really gives me better leaf; however, I am not happy because it brings a lot of pests. The most I encountered while I was planting red garlic in soil pot were ant and spider. They live under the soil, they have big family, and they eat my plant. I have noticed that my red garlic could not stay longer - when I planted in soil - because its root was eaten by the pest; they died very soon. That makes me upset. Like I post in previous article about differences between planting red garlic in soil and in water. The only thing that satisfies me, about planting in water, is there is no pest. Because of this only reason, I decide to move all my red garlic to water - like

May, 18 2022 I plant 3 types of tree

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I plant three types of tree today. 1. Mango I plant Svay Keo Jen; it is the delicious and expensive kind of mango in Cambodia. 2. Mangosteen It is a type that can be found in few countries - and Cambodian is one among them. 3. Rambutan It is a kind of tropical fruit. Cambodia is a country that can grow this one. And I decide to plant it. I ate them; I kept the seeds; then I plant them in my balcony garden. Svay Keo Jen and mangosteen are originally Cambodian, but rambutan, I am not sure, perhaps it is imported fruit. I write it down in order to note about activity I have done with my green; moreover, I want to make a document, or can say personal document/diary, online, related to the plant.  I want to write about: - how long it gives sprout - how I take care of it - what obstacle I meet during planting etc. I don't think my activity is having big benefit because I am not specialist of gardening or agriculturist; however, I am happy and I think my life is living meaningfully within

Thigh of frog, a green in Cambodia

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In Cambodia, there is a plant named 'Thigh of frog'; I don't know name in English.  This one is served, mostly, raw along with grilled meat or Khmer noodle. The world seems to not having good situation. In Cambodia, petrol price is increased; hence, everything is expensive. Because of this, I decide to plant more green to help reduce my family's expense. My balcony is not wide, and I don't have enough soil; therefore, I like to plant any plant that can grow in water. Thigh of frog is among them. I think it is easy to plant. Just get it and put into water container. In two days, it shows white tiny roots as you can see in image. This is my first time to plant such green. I don't have much thing to say about it. Let's me working with it first, then I will describe later.

Gardener should have two things inside body

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You might want to know what it is in this pot. I don't know as well, I am not sure it is red leaf lettuce or culantro. Because of this, I can write this article related to two things that I don't have while planting and cause this to happen. 1. No patient This pot I planned to use it to plant red leaf lettuce. I bought seeds and put inside the pot. I had waited for one week, it did not have any reaction, so I changed to plant culantro. After few weeks, I've got the sprout but it is mixed like you see in picture. I think it has sprout of red leaf lettuces, but I cannot recognize because it's my time to see it. My bad. If I was patient, my red leaf lettuce would be on show and I would be able to recognize it, take its photo and write about them, and eat them in the future. 2. Quick tempered After I waited and did not see red leaf lettuce, I became angry immediately. I hated waiting and I did not like waiting. So, I took seeds of culantro to pour into the pot. I poured all

How to plant jackfruit

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If you want easy way, you can go to market and buy jackfruit tree to plant in your garden. Or you can breed from big jackfruit to get it. But if you want to go from the start, then my article is for you. After I jumped into balcony job, I've got knowledge related to gardening especially in balcony garden. All I write here is from my own experience; but you have to be acknowledged that I am not studying associated with agriculture; I just do what I want to do, and gardening is my wanting and one of my favorite tasks. Let's me tell you about how to plant jackfruit. 1. Choose seed Not all seeds can be used.  To get good result, you should choose the seed that has broken white shell. With such appearance, it can grow up faster. If you choose beautiful seed without crack, you have to wait very long to get the sprout. 2.  Put in water You can plant the seed directly into soil pot. Or you can put the seed in bowl that has water. No need to put much water, just about half height of th

One same two difference between red garlic in soil and in water

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I have decided to grow red garlic one in soil and one by water to find out their differences. After several weeks, I can notice: 1. Red garlic can grow both in soil and in/by water. Their leaves have same natural fragrance. 2. However, they have two differences: a. Leaf of red garlic that is growing by water is thin, as for leaf of red garlic planting in soil is bigger and thicker. b. There are insects go around the red garlic planting in soil. Even though it is put in deep soil, the pests like it and some go into soil and eat the fruit. But the red garlic that is using water to be planted, though its fruit is on show, no any cover, still the pests don't disturb it. I don't know reason behind the differences. I think it is good, so I decide to publish it for being information to balcony gardeners. In the future, if I can find why, I will publish for the readers. Thanks for reading. See you next article.

I recycle bottle to be wheel of pot

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In my balcony garden, there are heavy pots.  Because I want to clean my balcony floor, so I need to lift it and it makes my waist hurt. Then I think of how to move the pot without hurting my waist. I read and watched many, most of them show about buying trolley or do it yourself; but I don't have money and I don't know about making anything. After thinking for a while, I decide to try my tiny brain to work on something in house that I can use to reduce my pain. And I find the plastic bottle. Nothing big. Just put them under the pot, and it can be moved easily. Hooray. At last, I can make my balcony garden clean and don't hurt my waists. Thanks to my chicken-brain.

Red garlic in water and in soil can grow the same

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After waiting for few months, now the red garlic is giving leaves. Well, I take few of them to plant in water bottle while other are in soil. I notice they can grow up whether in water or in soil. However, it should be in soil better than in water. I am organizing. I lack soil; I am waiting for good soil to advance my balcony garden.

My jackfruit on April, 15 2022

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Two of four jackfruit's seeds were in soil. These two are just giving sprouts. I keep until the sprouts are bigger, then I move them to soil. Suddenly, I see the elder sprouts are growing up. I hurriedly take camera and take photo of them. It's my first time to see jackfruit's young plant. I feel it is amazing. Jackfruit is a kind of fruit that needs big land. I know. I am trying to find solution - in case I don't get dream house on time.