Growing stuff on hot concrete – gardening in tropical Penang – what’s growing in January 2017

Well, again not so much has changed. Every time I think the wet season has ended it rains again.  It has been cool and rainy for most of January, too.  But a lot of Malaysia has been flooding, which thankfully we’re not having a problem with.

rainy sometimes, dry and sunny sometimes and they seem to do OK

rainy sometimes, dry and sunny sometimes and they seem to do OK

rainy sometimes, dry and sunny sometimes and they seem to do OK

rainy sometimes, dry and sunny sometimes and they seem to do OK

small Crepe Ginger are growing well

small Crepe Ginger are growing well

lime is flowering and fruiting

lime is flowering and fruiting and growing new leaves

I'm pruning the passion fruit vines now

I’m pruning the passion fruit vines now

however, there are still a few passion fruit growing, and some new flowers, too

however, there are still a few passion fruit growing, and some new flowers, too

smaller mock orange are flowering

smaller mock orange are flowering

grape vine growing - a grasshopper was eating it until we caught it

grape-vine growing – a grasshopper was eating it until we caught it

the best thing this month is the egg plant plant

the best thing this month is the egg-plant plant

lots of tiny eggplants to put in curry

lots of tiny eggplants to put in curry

So it’s been about six months now with not too many changes.  As that’s how long it’s been rainy and cool.

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2 comments

    1. There’s a nursery we have bought from many times. It’s across the road from Gurney Plaza. Turn left from Kelawai Road at the big intersection just past Gurney Plaza into Bagan Jermal,
      first left into Jalan Midlands,
      and where the road veers to the right, turn left into the driveway on the corner. The lady there is knowledgeable.

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