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How to Grow and Harvest Red (Adzuki) Beans in 60 Days


My family, especially Ayden love red bean with gula melaka dessert soup. I sometimes boiled it together with black glutinous rice. On other occasions, I’ll add glutinous rice balls into the red bean soup.  Red Bean Dessert I cook this dessert at least once every week and have been buying organic red beans from the supermarket. One day, I decided to try growing them ourselves.  Growing red beans is extremely simple. All we had to do was […]


Gardening Tips: DIY Self-Watering Planter

self watering planter

Whenever I go off for a holiday, I always worry about my little potted plants. The other day while browsing FB, I saw someone sharing a simple way to keep the plants hydrated while we are away. I decided to give it a try to see how reliable it is. All we need is an empty water bottle. Make a tiny hole on the cap. Just one tiny hole will do. A hole this tiny […]


Garden to Table

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If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I love gardening. I used to love planting flowers to beautify our home but these days, it is all about sustainable garden. I don’t have a land for my gardening hence I depend fully on pots to feed us.  It is our (Ayden and I) routine every evening to care for my plants. We’ll work on making compost soil, feeding the plants with coffee egg tea […]


Little helper in the kitchen

homecook homegrown organic spinach

This year with big brother Ethan in the school’s morning session, I started to cook dinner daily as we will have dinner and go to bed earlier compared to when he was in the evening session. The fact that lil Ayden is turning 3 and is able to help in the kitchen is also a contributing factor to me cooking more often.   I do my marketing once a week and try to make sure […]


Homegrown Organic Pak Choy

homegrown pak choy

I have successfully grown spinach in milk cartons. It is highly successful that I have continuous supply of spinach since 2015 till today. I love it that I can just pluck them at any time and have fresh spinach for dinner hence I decided to try growing other types of leafy vegetables.  I bought this Pak Choy seeds. The seeds look like those we used for cooking. I wonder if those biji sawi we used for […]


Gardening Tips: How to keep cats from pooping in my pots

I love gardening but one thing I dislike about it is that cats love pooping in my pots. It gets pretty annoying to be scooping poops every morning. No, we can’t use cat poop as fertilizer for my food plants.  What I do is to scatter orange peel in the pots regularly. Most cats dislike the smell of citrus hence this will deter them from pooping here to some extend. We eat oranges a lot […]


Homegrown Spring Onion in Milk Cartons

growing spring onion in milk carton

Growing spring onion is relatively easy. You don’t need rocket science to do it.  Chances are some of the onions in your kitchen would have sprouted anyway so all you need to do is place them on the soil to grow further.  As usual, I used milk cartons to grow my greens. This two big onions represents Mummy and Daddy (according to the cheeky Ayden). The boys planted little onions for their own collection.  We placed the […]


DIY Eggshell Calcium Powder


Let’s talk about eggshells today. Long, long time ago if you give me eggshells, I’ll use them to make crafts. Cute? You can refer to the tutorial here -> Eggshell crafts These days, I rarely use eggshells for crafts as Ayden is too young to be painting on them. He’ll most likely crush them and the big brother Ethan prefers to paint on pebble stones instead. So what do I do with my eggshells? I […]


Growing brinjals in pot

growing brinjal in a pot

Both Ethan and Ayden are not a fan of brinjals so I was initially a little hesitant to try planting it. However, I ran out of veges to plant so I bought brinjal seeds to try planting. To my surprise, brinjal plant grows effortlessly and bear fruits so easily.  Compared to the trouble I went through growing sweetcorn in pots, this brinjal came out as a no challenge. If you have never try planting, you […]


Growing Sweet Corn in a Pot

The boys love eating corn so I thought why not try growing them? Then I remember that I don’t have a garden for this but it’s okay, I shall try growing corn in pots. I bought seeds to start my sweetcorn project. I planted the entire packet of seeds at once but only two successfully germinate. I transfered those two into individual pots but one sunny evening, Ayden was playing with his ball and accidentally […]


Growing Sweet Potato Leaves in Milk Cartons

Do you remember my homegrown organic spinach in milk cartons? If you don’t, you can read about it in this post -> Since I find it so easy to grow spinach in milk cartons, I thought why not try to grow sweet potato leaves in it too since I don’t have any soil on land for them? Actually the idea only came upon me when I saw that the sweet potato I bought has sprouted. […]


Homegrown Organic Spinach in Pots

Okay, so you have seen my homegrown organic okras and grape cherry tomatoes. Today, it’s time for me to introduce my garden of spinach. They are all grown in pots as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I do not have any land for gardening. Again, I did not purchase any seeds to start my spinach garden. What happened was I bought a bundle of spinach from my favourite grocer shop. Those spinach comes attached with […]


Homegrown Okras in Pots

okra seeds

You’ve seen my homegrown organic grape cherry tomatoes, now let me introduce to you my homegrown organic okras. This is how I grow my okras. Again, I did not purchase the seed for this project. I took dried seeds from my mom’s homegrown okra to start my garden of okra in pots. Okra is very easy to grow as it grows best in hot weather like ours so if you wish to start an urban […]


Growing Our Own Tomatoes


When we moved into our house slightly over a decade ago, I did not like gardening yet so Darling tiled up the entire car porch. Now after having two kids, I find comfort in growing my own greens BUT I don’t have the land anymore for that and has to resort to growing everything in pots. I wasn’t even serious when I started my urban garden. I did not purchase any seeds. In fact, my […]

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