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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Blessed With Home Grown Green And White Bitter Gourds

I sowed some white and green bitter gourd or bitter melon seeds which I have kept from the previous harvest. The seeds sprouted and the seedlings started to grow but the plants were skinny. I fed them fertilizer regularly and they started to flowers. Then from flowers, little bitter gourds or melon started to appear. 
The little bitter gourds (both the green and white) started to grow in size.
 I checked on them when I watered the plants every morning. 
From my experience, I think the above bitter gourd can be harvested.
 I think I will wait a few more days to harvest the above green bitter. 
 Maybe another few more days before this above white bitter gourd can be harvested.  
I harvested the first green bitter gourd together with 1 snake bean and a red ladies finger.
Few days later, I harvested the above green and white bitter gourds.
 I also have the above Kai Lan or Chinese Kale with waxy leaves growing in my garden.
My calamansi plant is now laden with limes. These limes will be good for making chilled lime juice to quench our thirst in these hot days.


He will not break the bruised reed,
nor quench the dimly burning flame.
He will encourage the fainthearted, those tempted to despair.
He will see full justice given to all who have been wronged.
(Isaiah 42:3, New Living Translation-NLT)

56 comments:

  1. It's nice to see your success with growing bitter gourd and calamansi too! It gave me a lot of inspiration. I've got seeds of bitter gourd and calamansi during our last holiday in Asia and hope that I could grow them and be successful as you.

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    1. Thank you, Annie. They need sunlight, hope you have success with them.

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  2. I really love your garden, Nancy. Those bitter gourds are fantastic.

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  3. You are such an accomplished vegetables grower. eventually you will be self sustaining, no need to go buy any vegetables.

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    1. Yes, nowadays I buy less vegetables and only buy what I do not grow or can't grow in my garden. I only grow those easy to grow types of veg.

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  4. Nancy,

    Gardening isn't my forte. It looks like you're a real natural at growing stuff. What a joy and blessing this must bring you! Thanks for visiting today. Happy WW!

    Curious as a Cathy

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    1. Gardening is one of my hobby and I am enjoying it as long as I am able. The blessing comes in the form of good harvest.

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  5. Wonderful photos 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  6. ...the bounty from your garden seems endless.

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    1. As long as I keep sowing seeds, there will be some kind of harvest.

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  7. Your garden looks organic and produces healthy veggies to feed on. I'm sure the green limes taste great.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. I will be using the limes for lime juice and for cooking.

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  8. Nothing better than garden fresh. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Nancy. ♥

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  9. Great harvest, Nancy!
    Oh! I need calamansi for my cooking!

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    1. Thank you, Evi. I want to make some cold calamansi juice.

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  10. I love seeing your garden. I would love to taste the bitter gourds...

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    1. Thank you, Rose. It has a slight bitter taste.

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  11. You have a wonderful garden. I have eaten bitter melon stuffed with pork hash in the Chinese restaurants.

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    1. Thank you, Gigi. I love stuffed bitter melon.

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  12. You have quite a green thumb! Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  13. Wspaniały jest Twój ogród , niezwykłe rośliny. Miło jest tu zaglądać. Miłego dnia:)

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  14. How awesome is it that you can grow these for yourself! I love seeing the 'exotic' things in your world that I never get to see in mine.
    I needed to hear your Bible verse today, so thanks for that :)

    I'm so glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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    1. Thank you, Betty for hosting. Have a great day!

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  15. Something we cannot get here and I doubt if they would grow in the garden either, too cold. Cheers Diane

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    1. I think it will be too cold for the bitter gourds or calamansi to grow in your place.

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  16. You have such a wonderful garden, pretty and with many delicious delights, too.

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  17. You have such a lovely large variety!

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  18. You are so blessed with abundant produce from your own garden. My calamansi plant refuses to flower/fruit. Perhaps it needs fertilizer.

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    1. My calamansi plant also took a long time to flower. It needs fertilizer and lots of sunlight.

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  19. You have a wonderful green thumb! We have snow everywhere. It has been a long cold winter so far. Gardening is such a calming project. I just wish it would be Springtime and we could work in our garden. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is now very humid and it makes me sweating alot.

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  20. Nothing beats the taste of produce grown in your garden, a great harvest.

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  21. Seldom see red colour ladies fingers in my area.

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    1. Very rare type, usually home grown. So far haven't seen red ones sold in the market.

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  22. I´ve always wanted to have my own garden ☃❄❅

    Blog de la Licorne *

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  23. Tienes muy buenas cosechas. Un beso.

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  24. Oh my! I need to show a picture of your calamansi plant to mine! Maybe that will shame it into producing more fruit haha. Ok lah I do need to put fertiliser on it.

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    1. I think more frequently feeding of fertilizer and sunlight will help.

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  25. You are quite an accomplished gardener.

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    1. Thank you, William. These plants are quite easy to grow.

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