Archive for May, 2008

Gardening Report

This report is mainly for myself. I just wanted to have some record of my veggies.


Yesterday, I have sowed Snow Pea and Spinach “Winter Giant”

For Spinach, I have soaked the seeds in the water over night and sow them straight to planter with 2 lines like this. Made ditch about 1cm depth, placed seeds and covered with some soil.





For Snow Pea, seeds looked like coated with something (inoculants?) so I didn’t soak in the water, sow straight to the planter about 2~3cm depth like below.





Both are winter veggies so I hope come out alright.


Tomato “Money Maker” and Soy bean has move to little Growhouse since they are summer veggies and loves direct sun.






Daikon, Bok Choy and Cucumber looks good.








All those work I still haven’t got anyting to eat yet but it’s quite relaxing and lot of fun. I have ordered some more seeds, Shungiku and Shiso. Shungiku is called Crown Daisy and Shiso is Perilla in English. I can’t wait for them!!!!





Sad news from my friend Naive Zebra.

London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. 

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets theorm; Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have a termination.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.

If not, join the majority and do nothing.




Originally uploaded by Scuba-Ninja

Here is my new Greenhouse (H228cm, W170cm, D240cm) it looks so empty at this stage. Now I have Tomato, Spinach, Spring Onion, Soy Beans, Bok Choy and Cucumber. All seedlings or just been sowed. Basil and Coriander are both flowering, Coriander has some seeds already but still green. Kaffir Lime also having some flower. Nothing much I can eat yet though.

Is he/she smiling?


Originally uploaded by Scuba-Ninja

Woke up 6:00am still darkish but you can see it will be another beautiful day. Pack my dive gear, drive to Manly Fairy Bower, got in the gear, in the water before 8am. Today’s mission is taking a photo of Dusky Whaler Shark!
Unfortunately, visibility wasn’t that great approx. 5 meter still nice to be in the water. Start taking some macro shots as well as search for a “Dusky”. No sign. More shots, no sign. Getting hungry, heading back to exit. Almost there and then here comes Dusky, but visibility and his or her shyness, I couldn’t get any shots. Try few but you can’t even see the shape of it. Might need to get back there soon!

Back home by 10:00. My gardening time! I have moved Daikon (white radish) seedling to front garden. Spend a rest of time preparing the soil for Tomato, Soy beans and Spinach. Lots of worms live in my soil but too much little stones and lawn roots etc. Bok Choy doesn’t look good so I sow few more.
Big news! I got a new bigger Green House!!!! I will up the details tomorrow.

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