Playing games like farmville on facebook is an addiction to many of us. I was surprised to see so many of you getting grossly involved in playing the game that promotes the mankind’s oldest known profession of farming! Over a period of time, someone might lose interest in playing that virtual farming game, but the question is ‘would you give up that easily if those plants were real?’. Believe me it is not that easy. More over, you will love to grow the real plants by nurturing them day after day. The kind of joy you feel when that plant blooms is just beyond your imagination. Don’t believe in what I am saying? Try growing a small garden at your home and then come back and share your experience. I have been growing a number of different kind of plants over the years. This time here is the result… you see it yourself 🙂
Just a few highlights on these photos:
- Number of Tomatoes in a given bunch exceeded my expectation! Look at those natural colors…
- For the first time started growing Brinjals (egg plant) in bags instead of pots! Each brinjal is turning out to be bigger than the size of a fist 🙂 The photos included above doesn’t have the brinjals, will post a different post on those plants with fully grown brinjals.
- Also, I have posted a croton plant with flowers! I had posted the same plant in the budding stage and had asked you folks to name it… remember?
- The Queen of Night flowers have bloomed 4 times this year so far as against once a year! I have tried to capture close up view of those flowers this time.
- Sevantige plants have a huge number of budding flowers. I will click them when they bloom to the fullest and post here again. I really don’t know what they are called in English, appreciate if anyone can share that info.
Franky Fernandes says
We sowed some brinjal seeds in Aug 09 which we purchased from the market. Until now (Mar 10) I have seen at least 50 flowers bloom but only one of them has turned into a brinjal. Strangely, some flowers have only stamen and no stigma and even if there is a stigma the stamen is much below preventing any kind of pollination. What is wrong? I would be grateful if you can share from you experience.
Hi Franky, after reading your problem statement, bad seeds seem to be the root cause. Always buy seeds from a known seeds company sold at a recognized shop. I am using the seeds that I procure from one of the brinjal every season for the next.
the look of farmville is too nice 😀
yeah.. farmville is addictive too!
thanks for the shots. we have this raat ki rani at home, we call it nisha-gandhi. i have never seen its bloom though it bloomed several times while i was away from home.
hmm you shouldn’t miss this next time! The smell of the flower is so intense, I am sure you will fall in love with this flower!
Elaya Kumar S says
Hi Mohan – Nurturing back the interest to nature is good. The flowers and the
plants are a visual treat of an excellent quality.
Keep it up.
Elaya Kumar S
Thanks Mr. Kumar 🙂 Yes, there was an experiment by NASA on Chrysanthemum and it was found that it detoxifies the indoor air and there by enhances the healthy atmosphere!
Getting more colorful year after year han? Awesome pics Mohan. Even I have given up my farmville now.. heeeeeheeeee
Hehehe.. welcome to the premier club of those who are fed up of farmville 🙂
Amazing post and pics…. ..Specially loved those tomatoes 🙂
Thanks disha! More to come soon.. but this time, it will be Brinjals and Chrysanthemum flowers… Watch out for more 🙂
Pavan Bhat says
Nice job Mohan. Good you dropped Farmville and invested some real time in here 🙂 Real cool collection!
Farmville is just an intermediate short time fun stuff… but gardening has been there always for me since childhood, even before humans could think of farmville online game!
Love the tomatoes… I showed the pics to my lil 1 …and we are trying our hand at growing tomatoes in a pot… lets see how it goes 🙂 we were both very excited abt having our own tomato garden.
i meant we ‘are’ both very excited abt having our own tomato garden.
That is so nice! Look forward to see your tomato garden! yeah, i got the meaning 🙂
The tomatoes have all the colors from apple red to pale green. Too good Mohan! What fertilizers do you use? I have tried growing tomatoes before, but could never produce such colorful ones. Good job sir! Would you mind sharing some of the tips with us please?
I use organic fertilizers like cow dung composted with soil. Yes, it is available in the plant nurseries. No Chemicals either in the form of fertilizers or pesticides 🙂 This is organic kind of farming stuff. Sure, I will share more tips on a separate article sometime soon!
Goodness you! amazing snaps…how could you manage to do it..
I have been having this special urge to grow vegetables Mohan and so happy to see you do it…am soo soo happy to see you like this!!!!! will take your inouts when I plan to start it ( Have some constraints at home :(((( )
Before reading the blog, I was in FB commenting hows everyone into Farmville and am not…Is it such an addiction!!!!
Hey Shruti, thanks! it is not the effort of a day or two… Like I have mentioned, spending time on growing plants since my childhood. By then we had lot of space infront of our house, but now.. it is just limited to few of them on the roof top. Nevertheless the enthusiasm to grow them constantly keeps me busy on weekends 🙂
Sure, my pleasure to help you out.. feel free to get in touch whenever you need help! yes.. farmville is an addiction till you reach some 30+ levels after that it becomes boring. See my other post on farmville if you are planning to start playing it.
Checked out all the pics u have linked here! Paradise 🙂
I am glad you liked them… more to come in near future! keep watching this space.
N ya, Sevantige is Chrysanthemum I think!
That is so kind of you. Thanks… i wouldn’t forget it anymore 🙂
U r so rt abt gardening 🙂 It feels like we r having a nice time with friends 🙂
The Night Queen bloomed 4 times – thatz awesome!
Loved the post and the pics are simply superb 🙂
Thanks Swaram… yup! all these years, it used to bloom just once a year, but this year already 4 times so far 🙂
LOVED this post !!!
Something about your fascinating idea struck me. I am going to get some plants too. Try my hand at it. I cannot sow them and grow them since I live in an apartment but let me make a beginning.
Thanks Mohan. You gave me an idea 🙂
Yay! the purpose of this article is served 🙂 Sure, go ahead… feel free to get back if you need any help or suggestions!
photos are so so nice…i am completely off facebook….i can not manage between my blog and twitter….facebook is out of question…
Thanks Shraddha! hmmm I know maintaining multiple blogs isn’t that easy 🙂