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

Born February 2015. Died November 2015.  It had grown from seed to be above the fence.  There would probably be fruit to eat in two months.  And then it was cruelly killed.

in nine months it was above the fence height, and soon would be fruiting

in nine months it was above the fence height, and soon would be fruiting

a storm knocked it over, but it still had roots in the ground and could have been uprighted.  Howeverf a lorry just drove over it, and that was the end.

a storm knocked it over, but it still had roots in the ground and could have been uprighted. However a lorry just drove over it, and that was the end.

 

two other papaya suddenly are dying

two other papaya suddenly are dying

 

other papaya live on

other papaya live on – some are flowering or have a couple of small fruit – which will fall off while still tiny.  Later fruit will grow to maturity.

 

damaged by haze, but now recovering

damaged by haze, but now recovering

 

mock orange died while I was away

mock orange died while I was away – lack of water? 

Well, that’s the bad news out of the way.  It still rains most days or evenings – for a relatively short time.  So we have some cloudy periods and some sunny periods during the day.

protective envelopes on passionfruit

protective envelopes on passionfruit

 

despit protective envelopes on passionfruit one was attacked

despite protective envelopes on passion fruit one was attacked

 

despite protective envelopes on passionfruit another attacked

despite protective envelopes on passionfruit another attacked

 

another passionfruit attacked

another passionfruit attacked – I hadn’t noticed it to protect it

 

one day I picked 35 passion fruit

one day I picked 35 passion fruit – I have to pick once they start ripening as if I wait longer they will be attacked by rats or squirrels

 

other mock orange are very happy

other mock orange are very happy – so much rain

 

limes growing

limes growing – still tiny

 

bean plants growing well

bean plants growing well – no beans as yet

 

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Canna Lilies coming up. I transplanted 15 from one pot to two. So far eight are coming up.  I hope the others sprout sometime.

 

trying again to grow papaya in a pot

trying again to grow papaya in a pot. 

 

pumpkin plants growing well

pumpkin plants growing well

 

a tomato is growing on one plant

a tomato is growing on one plant, although all the other plants have none

 

capsicum growing

capsicum growing – from compost

 

chilli plant

chilli plant – from compost

 

we think it's a lemon tree

we think it’s a lemon tree

 

Bougainvillea happy as usual

Bougainvillea happy as usual

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