Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Flora & Fauna in Laguna, Philippines

I recently took a trip with my family to an aunt's farm in Laguna. Their fruits are still growing, although the place was surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants, some of which they were kind enough to give us to transplant at home. Some of these flowers I haven't seen before, but it was pretty cool to see butterflies and a variety of insects. Check them out :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lazy Person Composting

Okay, my compost isn't an open pit, it's just an open dump. It's because I am too lazy to dig, and I do enjoy just dumping the vegetable scraps in random parts of the garden.

Mostly, it's beside the duhat tree, a mess like this:

The white blobs are palitaw (glutinous rice snacks covered in grated coconut) that went bad. See the durian shell? And various other things, including seedlings growing out from fruit scrap that we toss.

So I use the beautiful black compost when I transfer the seedlings out into pots:

I will have an abundance of fruit in about 10 years. Just you wait.