My Little Organic Garden in the City

Aside from my herb garden, I also started an organic vegetable garden in my little community. First, I planted some okra seeds in containers. After about two months, they started to produce lots of nice okras. I got so excited that I decided to plant eggplants and tomatoes in pots. I also ventured into leafy vegetables like  pechay (pakchoy), Chinese kangkong (water spinach),  green onions,  Chinese bokchoy, and alugbati  (malabar spinach),  as well as other vegetables like pepper,  squash,  and radishes.  Aside from okra, I have so far been very successful with eggplants, pechay, kangkong, and alugbati  while I failed miserably with tomatoes, pepper and radishes.

Organic Gardening In Metro Manila

Container gardening, utilizing a small open area in our neighborhood neighborhood
Container gardening:  Utilizing a small open area in our neighborhood
These eggplants should be ready for harvest in a couple of days.
These eggplants should be ready for harvest in a couple of days.
This is a local eggplants variety called "bulinggit".
This is a local eggplant  variety called “bulinggit”, perfect for container gardening.
Chinese bokchoy organically grown in a container ready for harvest anytime
Chinese bokchoy organically grown in a container ready for harvest anytime
Malabar spinach grown from stalks that I bought from the local market
Malabar spinach grown from stalks that I bought from the local market
I also grow some leafy veggies in vertical pots.
I also grow some leafy veggies in vertical pots.
Here are some of my early produce of Pechay.
Here are some of my earlier produce of Pechay.
And a fresh harvest of eggplants
And a fresh harvest of eggplants
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These are just some of my success stories.  I will post more of my organic gardening adventures in succeeding blogs.

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About Glo de Castro

The author is a lawyer and an executive in a leading real estate company in the Philippines. Urban gardening is one of her hobbies and passion. She created this website because she loves to write about her gardening experiences and share them with fellow gardeners. She also conducts seminars about urban gardening occasionally.

2 thoughts on “My Little Organic Garden in the City

  1. Hi! Your blog is very helpful. I’ve read so much about gardening and it makes it easy to understand here in your blog. I may have to use our backyard for some gardening to make it a hobby as well. Great job in your garden though!

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