Growing stuff on hot concrete – gardening in tropical Penang – what’s growing in March 2015

Well, since last month until this week it’s  rained once a week, so the Bougainvillea have been great, but otherwise it’s been slow until now.  It’s now has rained for the past three nights, and so it seems the season has changed.

The pumpkin vines are growing all over the place now.

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pumpkin

growing like crazy

growing like crazy

I harvest one or two a day

I harvest one or two mini pumpkin a day

happy

passion fruit vines are growing very well

growing like crazy

small passion fruit are growing like crazy

doing well

and the mock orange are also doing well – they like the rain

happy

Canna Lily are happy

quite happy now

quite happy now

Mrs Tropical Expat took some hibiscus cuttings.

parent of cuttings

parent of cuttings

Some of the cuttings went into small pots and were transferred later to larger pots.  These then grew much more than the cuttings that stayed in small pots.

cutting in larger pot

cutting in larger pot is much bigger

cuttings in small pots

cuttings in small pots

Now the Bougainvillea are not as spectacular, as they seem to like the dry weather.

these are now less spectacular

these are now less spectacular

If now it is transitioning into the rainy season maintenance is easier.  When it rains I don’t have to bother watering, and I can use collected rain water for watering on the days it doesn’t rain.

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