So it’s been a week since my last update and almost two months since I started. During last update I had informed you guys of how someone had decided that I did not need my carrot and spring onion seedlings and decided to uproot them but on the upside my baby spinach, dhania (coriander) and lettuce seemed to be doing great.
Well two weeks later and the plot to the drama thickens. My spinach had really grown. In fact I had begun to harvest. Then one night someone decided that my spinach was dirty enough that it needed to be washed with some Omo (powdered washing soap) that had been dissolved in water!!!!! I say the person came at night because when the plants were watered at night they were ok the next morning when I was at work the guy who checks them for me came to water the plants and low and behold foam came up!! This was such a deliberate act that whoever the culprit is just targeted my two spinach seed beds which are apart and left out the lettuce and dhania in between!!
SO….this has led to many of my spinach wilting and others dying completely L it is very sad that someone can actually be this malicious but Karma is a bitch so he/she will get theirs.
On to better news, See how lovely my Dhanias are 🙂
And my lettuce 😀
I grew more carrots so this are still about 2 weeks olds
Its been about a month and a half since I started my little garden. I was not too happy with my progress when I wrote about it earlier in this month and now two weeks later I think I am even sadder (is that even a word?)
In the previous week or so there had been a lot of controversy in my office surrounding the guy who works for me and my friend. The guy is VERY hard working I love him but there were issues with him watering our plants and doing other things. After a lot of push and pull he was in the end allowed to work on our gardens but not during his official working hours. In as much as this was annoying the worst part during that week was when one night, I was in Nairobi at the time, my plants were watered and everything was good then the next morning the guy who waters them came and found that my carrots, chillies and spring onions had ALL BEEN UPROOTED!!!!!
I was soo pissed of that someone can be sooo malicious to com
e to a garden that I am working hard on and uproot my plants. I had actually thought that maybe it was a mistake but the term that was used to explain what was found was “kulikaa nikama mtu alikuwa anavuna mhogo” ( it looked like someone was harvesting yams) meaning that it was a planned “harvest”. But anyway……..
My plants, the ones that survived seem to be doing well.
My baby spinach have really grown. We decided to cover the seed bed with a mosquito net to stop the birds from feasting on them.
The lettuce, that I had previously thought had refused to grow, have also really sprouted and seem to be doing good.
The dhania (coriander) are also doing pretty well.
All in all I think I’m not doing too badly. Another update will come soon.