Covid Gardening

Only the bittergourd made it.

All the leafy veg died, wilted in infancy.

The eggplant and cucumber are stunted.

But the bittergourd made it.

As with many other stay at home families during this period, I took to gardening and tried my hand at vegetables. Unfortunately the results are dismal. Fortunately supermarket shelves are now well-stocked. But I’ll keep trying ­čÖé

Mom is well. She doesn’t recognise vegetables anymore but can feed herself. For that we’re thankful.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Sometimes we┬áhave guests in the garden. Here’s one that transitioned almost as we watched. Regretfully, we missed the moment he went free. He’s a Great Mormon (Papilio Memnon Agenor).

He was already a large greedy caterpillar when first spotted

Chomp! Chomp!

Time to rest, and transmogrify

Gone now, only an empty shell left

For more info on this caterpillar and butterfly –┬áclick Butterflies of Singapore
For more examples of Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition – click WPC

Delicious!

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Just to update followers and searchers about the pomelo tree in a pot, the unsuccessful fruiting and the new flower buds, we have success at last!!!

After many attempts at providing fruit, the tree finally succeeded after I switched to goat fertiliser, and wrapped the fruit up as soon as they were of decent size.

The end result were two good-sized pomeloes weighing just under 1 kg each. The flesh was soft, juicy and most sweet!