Growing stuff on hot concrete – gardening in tropical Penang – what’s growing in August

A short update on what is happening in the garden this month:

The passionfruit plants I germinated many months ago, and which grew to tiny seedlings – and then stayed tiny – are now starting to grow.

passion fruit seedling

passion fruit seedling

The mature vines are producing the occasional fruit.

passion fruit

passion fruit

Mock Orange are flowering and producing seeds, as normal, although mostly the birds get them before I get a chance.

mock orange seeds

mock orange seeds

However, the plants are only growing slowly, and none of the seeds are germinating.  Their growth spurt seems to be around the end and beginning of the year.

mock orange seedling

mock orange seedlings

mock orange flowers

mock orange flowers on a larger plant

The pumpkin are dying down now, but some new pumpkin seedlings have appeared.

pumpkin seedling

pumpkin seedling

The tomato plants are growing, and have flowers, but I have yet to see any fruit grow.  Growing tomatoes here is tough.

tomato plant

tomato plant

And the Cana Lilies flower sometimes…

cana lily

cana lily

 

 

 

 

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