Two Pot Experiment

It’s been a long time since I gardened. I remember those days. Isn’t gardening one of those activities that you tend to do when your life is running comfortably? S0 today I decided to garden.

My neighbor prepared the soil. It’s a 50-50 mixture of spent stalks of palay (rice plant) and the clayish soil of Bancao-Bancao. The stalks are called diame <die-a-me> in Pilipino.

"Rice Stalks" Diame "Retired No Way"

Rice Stalks (Diame)

The soil around here feels thick. It’s muddy because clayish soil has absorbed all the rain that’s fallen this week.

Each pot below cost 25 bucks (about 60 U.S. cents). It’s made of recycled truck tires. I bought it from three emaciated children who were selling these pots to earn food money.

Gardening Pineapple Propagation "Retired No Way" stick the crown in the soil.

Gardening - Pineapple. To propagate, stick the crown in the soil.

Gardening Avocado Propagation "Retired No Way" stick the crown in the soil.

Gardening - Avocado. To propagate, plant the large seed in the soil.

Pineapple

Gardening Pineapple Propagation "Retired No Way" stick the crown in the soil.

Gardening - Pineapple. Dig a shallow hole for the crown.

Gardening Pineapple "Retired No Way"

Gardening - The pineapple crown sits on the soil.

Make sure the bottom of the crown makes firm contact with the soil.

Avocado

Gardening Avocado "Retired No Way"

Gardening - Avocado. Plant the large seed vertically. Bury the seed completely.

Time-Lapse Video

Did you notice the spots on the avocado fruit (second photo)?

I’m going to time-lapse that. I mean that I’m going to photograph its deterioration.

Here’s how it’ll start:

Avocado "Retired No Way"

Time-lapse: The deterioration of an avocado fruit.

Time-lapse videos are one of my favorites.

Here are two spectacular examples:

How to enlarge an Image

Click on the image. Then click on the image’s final resolution.

"Retired No Way" "How to enlarge an image"

How to enlarge an image.

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