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Mushroom on September, 30 2021

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I just saw it in the morning. It was small. But in the evening, it grows taller. I am surprised to see it.  Amazing. Let see what's going on in the next day.

Cute and pretty creature in my pansit pansitan pot

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I just found this morning, September, 30 2021, about a small plant in my pot that I grow pansit pansitan. It looks like mushroom. I don't know how it can appear in the pot. Because I don't grow it. Though, I will try my best to take care of it.

My lemongrass on September, 30 2021

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Here is an update of my lemongrass that I grow it in my balcony. It is easy plant to grow. Easier than other plants that I have grown. Moreover, it grows faster. I am told that this plant needs big pot because it spreads and its leaves are many. I am thinking of any box to use because it is hard to buy pot during these days - I don't want to go out of home. I will post after I move it to bigger pot.

I start planting orange

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On September, 28 2021, I begin growing orange plant. It is Khmer orange fruit. I start with common basic. I take seeds from orange fruit, clean and dry them. After, I put them into soil in pure drinking water plastic bottle that I had grew edible amaranth. Next, I spray water. I put the bottle in my yard. I just tried one seed. Other, I will grow later after I collect the plastic bottles. I will follow up progress of the seed, and update on my site. Well, I am going to check agriculture document. I need advise from technical advisor.

My sweetsop on September, 28 2021

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I've got fourteen plants of sweetsop now. Thirteen are growing, and the fourteenth is coming. I keep them in house and spray water. I will remove each plant to grow in individual pot. I am collecting pure drinking water bottles. After I collect enough number, I will start. I don't have much to talk about the sweetsop in this article. I will keep update about them, and every plants I am growing.

Cacti at my window

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New green I just brought to my window garden. I don't know what its real name is. Just call it cacti or cactus. Why do I choose to grow this one? I have heard, since I was young, that cacti has power - it protects from evil magic. People living in Cambodia, especially elderly people, likes to grow cacti in font yard. They believe that if someone wants to curse dark spell to the house, the cacti will dismiss it. I believe - but not one hundred. Plus, I love cacti. Especially, I want to see it shows its flower. I ever watched video presenting flower of cacti. I fall in love with it. So, I wish to grow it by myself and witness it grows flower. I want to buy the type with sharp thorn, but I am afraid it hurts me or member in my family, hence, I choose this one. It is safer than other types. I bought this one from mall. Around USD 6.00. Hope I will accomplish my dream. Or at least, I can see the green around my flat.

My lemongrass on September, 28 2021

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I would like to update about lemongrass that I grew few days ago. I leave it in balcony. I did not water it. Until today, I find it grows light green leaf. Look quite good. However, I still don't water it; I just spray to wet the plant and soil. I will wait until it is growing big enough, then I will change it to big pot.

My edible amaranth on September, 22 2021

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I feel sad when see my edible amaranth. I remain only two. I am scared they will be ruined, so I take them to place in my house to protect them from wind and rain. One among the two, its leaves become curly. Its condition is like previous plants - two edible amaranths that had gone to nirvana. I am worried to see; hence, I decide to pull it from soil and grow it in water like I did first time. I hope this way can save its life. Because I grow in house, when I water it, it makes my floor have a brown mark. I am lazy to clean,; therefore, I set a plastic box beneath it. When I pour water, it will not make my floor dirty. However, I have to take box to remove water - it is raining season, if there is standing water, mosquito can lay egg.

My sweetsop on September, 22 2021

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I don't want to say much in this article. Look like the sweetsop is growing. I have to allow them to grow naturally. Much worry does not help anything. What I can do is to water them little and check them once in two or three days.

I begin growing lemongrass

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On September, 22 2021, I decide to grow lemon grass. Why do I grow this plant? First, I like sour soup, and in Cambodia, one ingredient of the soup is the lemon grass. Second, it is a health home remedy. I have heard Cambodian in the past uses lemon grass to prevent flu. They put it in warm water and drink it. Third, I have heard this plant can dispel the pest, especially mosquito. How do I grow? I am told by my family member to put lemongrass stem into soil. Just this. And I follow. I grow it in pure drinking water bottle - of former edible amaranth plant. And I put it in balcony. I don't water it yet because these few days, there were rains.  I will go to read agriculture document. Let check what's going on later.

My sweetsop on September, 21 2021

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Look at my sweetsop.. huh... I feel not happy. Some of leaves fall. I am really worried. I take them away from sun light, also from rain. I set them inside my house, and I don't water them much. Two days, I water them once. I give them a small water. They are growing, I am afraid that I would ruin them, so I am so be careful. After I plant by myself, I remind how hard the farmer and gardener are meeting. In order to make rice or grow vegetable or fruit to sell for us to eat, they are spending much effort. Especially, if they make organic product for our health. I will not complain about price of vegetable anymore.

Tiny bedroom Japanese Style

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My sibling has been to Japan for study. She took photos of her bedroom. After I viewed, I am grateful with the way they prepare, so I decide to post it. It is small room, but I don't know exact size. Open door, bathroom is on left. After bathroom, we arrive sleeping site. One bed on left, and on right is where you can study or work. The bed is organized simply. I like the way they style the bed. Common, not messy, and peaceful. Under the table, there are necessary things such as glass, electric water pot, tea, and hair dryer. Also, there is tiny fridge, near the chair. What do you think about this style? In my opinion, it is good, especially for small bedroom.

My sweetsop on September, 18 2021

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I have checked the sweetsop young plants this evening; they are growing. I can see their leaves, I can see their root are coming up. Look good. But I notice some leaves have dark spot. Then I remind yesterday evening, I took all of the plants to get sun light. In my opinion, I wanted them to be growing better, well, I think I was wrong. They are still young, sun light is not good for them. It gives them a burn. After seeing that, I am sad, and I am worried about my plants. I try to heal them by placing them in shade and water them. I hope they will not be ruined... Hm, I am so stupid. Hope they will be fine.

My sweetsop on September, 17 2021

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More seeds are in proceeding to be a plant. Young fresh plant. Very very good. It is so great to watch it's growing one after one. I don't have word to say. Only smile both on my lips and in my heart.  Even though, they are still young. I have to pay attention much to them. I will try my best to take care and look after them.

My sweetsop on September, 16 2021

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  I am so glad to show you the development of my sweetsop. The young fresh green plants look amazing in my eyes. I don't know how to describe what I want to say, because I am not professional of gardening and I am not agriculture expert.   What I can tell is that I feel the nature is wonderful. I ever saw plant growing progress on TV, now, I see with my own eyes, well, it is incredible. I'm so jolly to witness how sweetsop's growing, especially first progress. At same time, I am worried. I don't know I can take care well of it or not. However, I tell myself and encourage myself to do best. Don't give up... Go, go, go.

My sweetsop on September, 11 2021

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Allow me to share surprise with you. Den den den... My young sweetsop is still alive. Moreover, the seeds that I have grown are in progressing now; their roots are coming. I am calculating. I put seed of sweetsop into soil on August, 31. Today is September 11, so it is about 10 ten days that the seed starts to grow. I have checked - the seeds produce roots not the same; some has long root, some has short root. Though, not bad result. Because I made mistake while I planted edible amaranth; therefore, I am so careful with the sweetsop.  When I checked related to technique to grow the amaranth from Khmer agriculture document, I read about how to take care of sweetsop also. Sweetsop is different from edible amaranth. According to technical advisor, Cambodian sweetsop is scared of water; hence, less water is good for it.  Growing sweetsop is easier than growing edible amaranth. And It gives quite fast result. Well, my sweetsop seeds do not grow all; some does not show any progress. Perhaps

My sweetsop on September, 08 2021

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I checked my plant on September, 08 2021 in the morning. Here is my sweetsop. Look it is growing. Hope it is healthy and keeps grow up.

RIP my two edible amaranths

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I grew five edible amaranths - one has only bald stem. They grew healthy, but few days ago, I found some of them were wrong. And today, September, 10, 2021 two of my edible amaranths pass away. It is my fault. After I checked Khmer agriculture document, I know reason.  Edible amaranth is a kind of plant that can grow in warm temperature, from 21 to 30 Celsius. However, it needs much water. Its enemies are cold weather, hot weather, even wind. I remember before my plants got trouble, there were windy and rains. Because I lack knowledge about gardening - I left them to face with the wind - and yes, they are ruined. Now, I remain three edible amaranths. - two with leaves, and one bald stem. I don't repeat mistake. I close window to protect them from wind. Now, in Cambodia is rain reasons, plus affection from storms, there are windy almost everyday. The weather condition is not good for amaranth. However, I will try my best to look after the remained three.

My sweetsop on September, 07 2021

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Big smile appears on my face. Oh my sweetsop. Well, I think it is time for the plant to get sunlight; I cannot cover it anymore. But it still needs protection. I don't have gardening materials in house. I am creative; I use what I think it is useful. I want to cover my young sweetsop with a thing that can protect it from bird, insect, heavy rain, and has holes to allow wind and sun light to get in. Well, I search whole house, and I found this. This one was used for putting my toothpaste and toothbrush, now I change its duty to be bodyguard of my green. Hope my sweetsop survive. Let see tomorrow.

My edible amaranth on September, 06 2021

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I feel upset when I see the plants. I don't know why they become like this. Leaves are not fresh and they have bruise. Moreover, stems are becoming brown and soft. I am so worried. At same time, I notice several young of edible amaranth - buds. Um, little bit happy, but still worry. Among the five, one plant has nothing since beginning till today. Though, I don't give up it yet. I will continue taking care of it until it falls down. Let see next day what will happen.