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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Gardening- Beans and Attack

 
Good morning! School holiday is over liao. So fast time flies. Feels like holiday not enough . 

What did I do during the holidays? Help Mamarazzi do some gardening and also balik kampung. Balik kampung photos will have to be later as Mamarazzi have yet to sort out. 

So ...do you want the good news first or bad news?





 Okay...the bad news first.....Mamarazzi's mint and basil was attacked by these yucky black bugs.

 From various gardening groups, she got to know that the bugs suck the plant dry and will eventually kills the plants.

Too bad can't use the commercial bugs killers coz these leaves are grown for consumption. Dangerous leh.

 Then friends from various group taught her to use Neem Oil. Add 1/8 teaspoon of neem oil into 1 litre of water, bit of dishwashing liquid and fermented garlic water. Spray the plants every 2 days.

So she was busy "chasing" after them coz these bugs kept migrating from one and another of her plants.

Till now she is still "chasing" coz its quite hard to get rid of them




The good news is that the Kacang Panjang(Long Beans) plant that we planted during Hari Raya is growing well.


It started to flower during the holidays.

 So funny looking at the beans.

 In the morning they "yawn" and "stretch" up...or maybe they are dancing to a new day ahead. In the evening it become the letter "M" pulak.




As mentioned earlier, we went for a short holiday. Came home the beans were also "attacked". This round was by black ants and some black bugs.

Again...spray spray lo...

Managed to harvest 4 long beans.....adoi...her sifu already told her to TWIST the long bean when harvesting ...instead she pandai pandai snip off the whole stem.....adui......more beans are supposed to grow out from the same stem leh.....too late...







50 comments:

  1. Good morning,
    Surely mamarazzi has "green fingers" and truly organic vege too!

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  2. I must ask mamarazzi's gardening advices when I am back to Kuching and start a mini farm at home. :)

    I never had green fingers but hope to successfully planted few veggies at home.

    Yaloh. So fast school re-open. But only 2 months to study then a long holiday starts. ;)

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  3. Fuiyoh...become expert in growing plants and veges. Grow more mints ehh...i want to curi from your garden.hahahha

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  4. Eeeyer those black bugs so yucky one, attacked mamarazzi's basil+mint.. But nevermind the long beans growing well.. Can 'tau kok chin tan' liao (long beans fried egg), hehe..

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    1. cannot nevermind leh...have to chase away those bugs else it will attack others too

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  5. Oh my gosh, when you are gone, the bugs attack!!! Nice to see you looking so happy! I bet you do not want to go back to school!

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    1. yup....feel so lazy to wake up on Monday

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  6. welcome back Mamarazzi and Small Kucing!! wah, missing for one whole week liao, everybody so miss you dei.. so after a happy holidays, now coming back full force into the blogging scene huh?? hehehe.. Uncle SK misses reading new posts from this blog so much lah..

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    1. thanks SK. Full force ah...not sure about that...still tonne to catch up

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  7. fuyoh, leaving the plants there for a week, now the green fingers back to rescue them.. so scary lah kena attacked by bugs and ants!! OMG.. but then Uncle SK thought Mamarazzi got too many basil leaves until she wanted to giveaway, now better lah, the bugs and ants help Mamarazzi to finish them up mah.. hehehe!!

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    1. argh...not good ah...they attack other "innocent" plants too ah

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  8. wah, using the organic way to control the pests!! good lah Mamarazzi.. but then in the neem oil mixture, got fermented garlic water?? Mamarazzi made that herself?? but why gotta add in dishwashing liquid?? aiyoh, like that then good for makan ah if got the dishwashing liquid?? bcos chemicals mah, later the plants also absorb them how la??

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    1. not sure why have to add...that's why the sifu teach in gardening group....maybe add dishwashing liquid so that the thing can wash off when rain kot.

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  9. Er.. 4 long beans, enough to cook one dish meh?

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  10. Aiyor...hate it when plants get infected. Our Thai basil just died like that for no reason...now got anak coming out, hope no more problem - so nice to use in cooking. My curry leaves out of control again, kacau!!! Rambutans flowering...should be ready for the plucking end of the year. Want to come and help?

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    1. ya lo...have a lot of work to rescue the, .

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  11. eih, interesting!! this is the first time Uncle SK ever see a long bean plant leh.. oh, got such nice flower ke?? and jakun Uncle SK, he thought the long beans must be growing downwards hanging from the plant, but that's not the case leh, see Mamarazzi's long bean is actually growing upwards dei!! interesting~~

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    1. memang hanging down the plants...these are still babies so it have V and M shape LOL

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  12. Never mind.. we got to learn from the starting point.. no one is born a vegetable planter straight away.. :)

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  13. Mamarazzi sure has green thumb lah.

    Syioknya makan fresh produce plucked from own backyard. :)

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    1. ya....no vege in the fridge can pluck from kebun

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  14. I was trying to figure how much quantity is 1/8 of Neem Oil. I am interested to buy and try them too.

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    1. teaspoon ...very very very little...coz if too much it will kill the plant

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  15. It is so healthy and refreshing to do gardening. The satisfaction would be when you harvest them to eat. So heavenly happy.

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  16. The black bugs on the leaves gave me goose bumps. hope the neem oil spray will chase them all away. 4 long beans - can make an omelette. Good for mamarazzi. Do keep it up! Growing vegetables. Hope small kucing enjoyed and his parents enjoyed the school holiday!

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  17. wah so many plants! your garden must be very big! :P

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  18. Those bugs are bad huh?

    Neem oil, first time heard about this.

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    1. yes baddddd......

      mamarazzi also just learn about neem oil

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  19. I also found that ants love my long bean plant. But it did not eat the beans, only walk here n there. I think the flowers are very sweet, that's why they are attracted to it. I find the ants helpful to pollinate the flowers, so you get more beans!

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    1. thought long beans are one of the plants that self polinates....?

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  20. Oh Kathy!!! I wish I can grow such things esp the veggies. I should also try to get the neem oil for spraying. Also always kena eaten up, esp my limau purut leaves.

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    1. yea...now learning from various gardening groups

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  21. Wah, home grown vegetables, best-nya!

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  22. Oh I also thought supposed to snip off the whole stem. Tried to grow long beans before and also kena these small insects. Sienss and give up dy.

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    1. not easy to plant...need to jaga else those pests will come kacau :(

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  23. Neem oil!! I know neem leaves are suppose to kill parasites so I guess the oil would kill bugs too.

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    1. doesnt kills bugs but rather they scared of the smell or something like that

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