It has been a month since the Bok Choy bug scare and much has happened since then. Beginner meets pest: something is eating my bok choy I will be summarizing my lessons learned at the end, but I'd like to point out an observation which will be become quite obvious in these upcoming pictures. Unintentionally, I… Continue reading Bok Choy: It’s harvest time!
I now realize that I was living in an ideal bubble for the first two weeks of my farming journey, where bugs and insects eating my crops was a non-existent idea. Then, kaboom! Reality had to come knock on the door. And hence began the suspense thriller of beginner farmer/detective solving the mystery case of:… Continue reading Beginner meets pest: something is eating my bok choy
I'm pleased to share that the Bok Choy seedlings are growing well. I've been seeing new ones every morning, and the growth has been steady. Now, at almost the one week mark, I've arrived at a stage which I have been dreading.... Thinning them out to allow ample growth space. I keep reading that it's… Continue reading Thinning out vegetable seedlings for the first time: the rescue mission
Very mixed feelings today. Just celebrated the one-week anniversary of my balcony farm yesterday, and was faced with the joy and sorrow of nature today. The first thing I do every morning is visit my plant friends. Today I was excited to find that in just 3 days, some of the bok choy 青江菜 seeds have sprouted! This is… Continue reading Two firsts: Sprouted seeds and dead plant
Took a big step yesterday and planted Bok Choy 青江菜 from seeds! After much research online, Bok Choy seems to be the most fool-proof and beginner-friendly vegetable ever. Better to start strong and build confidence with an easy-grow vegetable right? This vegetable is extremely popular in Taiwan, and among the favorite crops of many hobby… Continue reading Ms. Bok Choy: Planting from seeds!