Growing stuff on hot concrete – gardening in tropical Penang – what’s growing in March 2016

It’s hot and dry.  It has only rained briefly once since I last put fingers to keyboard on this topic.

hot and dry

hot and dry

 

papaya trees dying one by one

papaya trees dying one by one

I don’t know why, but every month or so another papaya tree dies.  In a few more months at this rate there will be none remaining.

I need to water the plants every day.  And they are mostly doing well.

baby lime

baby lime

 

lime tree is flowering a little

lime tree is flowering a little and fruit growing

 

passionfruit seedling

Passion fruit seedling.  Something seems to be eating the lower leaves.  Luckily it is not eating the higher new shoots and new leaves can develop.

I also put some passion fruit seeds into this pot, along with some mung bean seeds, which encourages the passion fruit seeds.  We’ll see if they germinate.

passion fruit seeds

passion fruit seeds

 

mock orange baby leaves

mock orange baby leaves

 

mock orange baby leaves

mock orange baby leaves

Until early March I was getting about two tiny pumpkins a day – they tasted like courgettes or zucchini.  Now they are not appearing, and instead five pumpkins are growing to full size.

baby pumpkin

baby pumpkin with full size pumpkin growing above

 

another type of pumpkin

another type of pumpkin – about 20 cm across now

 

pumpkins growing towards full size

pumpkins growing towards full size

 

 

 

 

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