Sunday, August 19, 2007

My first Green Thumb Sunday post

As most of my close friends are aware, I have taken to my new hobby - gardening like a slug to beer. Only thing is that unlike in the later case, it will probably help me lead a healthier lifestyle. I read somewhere that 30 minutes of gardening a day can help protect you against heart disease.

Anyway, I recently joined another blogroll started by Tricia called Green Thumb Sunday.

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Here's are y first contributions:

While clearing the garden when we initially moved in, I noticed this plant near the fence and decided to leave it. I am glad I did because it started to flower recently. It's quite unique with pinkish flowers.

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Does anyone know the name of this plant?

My several months of effort in the garden are also starting to pay off. I harvested one potato plant today.

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Think that I might have been too hasty as they are still small.

Gardeners, Plant and Nature lovers can join in every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information.

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4 comments:

RUTH said...

Welcome to Green Thumb Sunday....I see the gardening bug has bitten you. I wonder if your plant could be some form of Hebe? Very pretty whatever it is. Well done on growing the potatoes...even the small ones will taste great. Happy GTS...please drop by Me, My Life, My Garden if you can.

Adam Mutum said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I sure will.

Tricia said...

Hi adam. Welcome to Green Thumb Sunday. I'm adding you to the blogroll right now. :)

I believe the first plant that you posted is Liatris (Gay feather). I have a photo on my gardening blog one of of these as well.

Mmmm I love fresh potatoes.

I don't know if you've amended your soil and it could just be the color in the photo but it looks like the potato leaves are a pale green? If so, your soil might be lacking in iron or have too much nitrogen. You might want to try a soil test kit and then amend the soil if needed.

Adam Mutum said...

Hi Tricia: Thanks for the add. I don't think this is Liatris judging by their leaves.

I agree with you and that's one of the reasons I took it out - because they were browning up. I didn't add anything to the soil because I wanted to grow them organically. I will get a soil test kit. Thanks for the tip.

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