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Moi organic vegetable garden ….

Gardening,vegetable gardening is the best way to spent your free time,in a productive way..Its not just my sole effort,the whole family,moi  father,mother,husband,sister,brother,maid,everybody contridutes in their own way..Another picture post on flower garden coming up shortkly 🙂

Please do not copy my pictures…

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Christmas wishes and some glimpses of my small garden

Cancel Christmas – Jesus was born June 17, say scientists

 

 

It may not be too late to send the presents back, as astronomers have calculated that Christmas should not be celebrated on December 25 – but on June 17 instead.

Researchers tracked the appearance of the ‘Christmas star’, which the Bible states three wise men followed to find Jesus.

Australian stargazer Dave Reneke used complex computer software to chart the exact positions of all celestial bodies and map the night sky as it would have appeared over the Holy Land more than 2,000 years ago[more..]

 

Though I knew that December 25 the had nothing to do with Jesus Christ’s birthday,this was an update information on the topic. The New Testament gives no date or year for Jesus’ birth. So how come we celebrate Dec 25th as birthday?

 

In Rome December 25 was made popular by Pope Liberius in 354 and became the rule in the West in 435 when the first “Christ mass” was officiated by Pope Sixtus III. This coincided with the date of a celebration by the Romans to their primary god, the Sun, and to Mithras, a popular Persian sun god supposedly born on the same day. The Roman Catholic writer Mario Righetti candidly admits that, “to facilitate the acceptance of the faith by the pagan masses, the Church of Rome found it convenient to institute the 25th of December as the feast of the birth of Christ to divert them from the pagan feast, celebrated on the same day in honor of the ‘Invincible Sun’ Mithras, the conqueror of darkness” (Manual of Liturgical History, 1955, Vol. 2, p. 67). [more..]

 

Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the pagan rituals ..But nevermind,it is not the date ,but the intention and faith behind it..I already celebrated Christmas yesterday by baking and gulping a cake..And I wish you all a Merry Christmas..Please take a piece from my cake and have a great day ahead..

 

 

Carrot-n-apple-cake

Carrot 'n' Apple cake

 

Okra/Lady's Finger Flower

Okra/Lady's Finger Flower

 

Ripe Okra/Lady's Finger

Ripe Okra/Lady's Finger

 

Cucumber Flowers

Cucumber Flowers

 

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

 

 

Potato Plants

Potato Plants

 

 

Cow Pea/Payar

Cow Pea/Payar

 

 

Green chilly/pepper & Spinach sprouts

Green chilly/pepper & Spinach sprouts

 

 

Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd

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🙂  Don’t think that I have lot of space here..Just a few pots and a square metre soil space..But I am too greedy about gardening.I have put coriander,methi seeds for germination,tomato,water melon lots lots more.Well,I hope atleast a few of them come up..I hope my plants will bear fruits and will give me lot of happiness..Ameeeeeeeeen…lol…

 

 

Good day to all

New Life

Its so exciting to watch a plant grow.Sprouts grow into seedlings..They grow leaves and branches and as they grow,you feel a feel as if you are watching your baby growing..

I always had fascination for growing plants.Back home,I had a small garden,where there were many flowers and some vegetables..After my marriage and when I left,my Dad and Team has taken over the guard:-)

I tried to grow plants here is Doha.We were lucky enough to get villa-portion,where we had a small private area of our own..and guess what,there was a small cubial space where it was not concreted.Wooh,you never know how happy I was to see that bcoz a pinch of soil is a rare blessing for expats;unless you are a hi-fi rich expat:-/

The soil was too bland with hardly any goodness which will enable a plant to grow.I kept on throwing all vegetable wastes onto the soil.We brought manure.My better half brought many pots and bought soil..Gosh,I was very sad to spent money on buying SOIL:-/

Leaving to long story aside,we had a small but cute garden ,some home grown,some store-brought..And every guest who visited us gave an evil jealous look(and I was too proud to list them the plants that grew in our little place.Good old times.I had green chillies,chick peas,some flowering plants,curry leaves plant,garlic plants,small onion plants,koorka plant,roses, plants…and oh,my tomato planst.I used to plant every vegetable I bought from store..and it was really exciting..When all the plants were in flowering or blooming stage,we went on vacation to India.How much wished to take my plants along..Uh!..People think I am mad to worry over petty plants..NO,they were not ‘petty”..they were my lovely plants:(

I searched internet for few weeks and learned about “watering while on vacation”..and with hell lot of ideas read and implemented,to end the story,all my plants dried out,even though my neighbour took pains to water them and had my uncle and aunt,visitng every week to montor plant growth..Ha ha..it all seems silly now;why I bothered them to look after plants..They were afraid of me and so they kept visiting while we were not here..

When I came back,I saw beautiful garden,in the verge of dying..I thanked all them who cared to bother about my plants..Itz tooooo hot here:(..All my plants died..I planted new seeds,nothing came up..Now I am trying to plants some indoor..(as if we have lot of space).

As of now I’ve two pumkin plants,and a cucumber plant..everything else is resting in peace:-(

 This is how my garden looked like during winter..

 

 

 

This is how it looks as of today(temp outside is 45 degree celsius,it was 52 last week..gosh..)

 

To end the rant,I am happy today because the seeds I planted indoor have sprouted:-)