Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013
|My last surviving pepper|
Back in the Philippines, my mom loves to plant everything. From fruit bearing trees, house plants and her pito-pito leaves. Even with lots of plants in our backyard, I actually don't have interest with them at all. My boredom in Singapore actually made me decide to give it a try.
Way back 9 weeks ago, I did the usual. Fill the pot with soil, sprinkle the seeds, cover a bit with soil then water it a bit. I was fortunate that my pepper and basil plants actually grew until the day I pampered them with fertilizer. You can check my plant photos for 9 weeks in Instagram @makoy913. They actually all died except for one pepper plant.
Last day of 2012, I have decided to re-plant everything. This time I followed the trick from YouTube wherein you store your seeds in moisten tissue paper and keep it in a warm environment. Voila, after 5 days my basil easily sprouted so over the weekend I planted them.
|My seed planting tools (Soil, pots, sprouted seeds, scissors and mini-shovel)|
|Basil seeds sprouted after 5 days (looks like bean sprouts right?)|
Not surprisingly, just two days ago I finally saw my new basil herbs growing. Hopefully this time they won't die and can start cooking them!
|Basil herbs planted on January 5th|
This post was written by: Mark Ferdinand Tayag
Makoy is a Senior Software Engineer based in Singapore. He enjoys cooking, swimming, running and taking photos. Makoy started blogging way back 1998 during his College years. Aside from his personal blog, he maintains a music blog, an entertainment blog, making money online blog and a photo blog. A certified Filipino blogger that wants to dominate the blogosphere.
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