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Green Onions in Containers

Green Onions
Green onions in used plastic bags.
Green onions in hanging plastic pots
Green onions in hanging plastic pots.

I wanted to show you my green onion plants. It’s one of the “must have spices” in our kitchen. And always an important spice for my noodle recipes. So, I planted just enough that will satisfy our needs.  I started out by planting  just a small part of the white stalk with roots which I bought from the supermarket. From then on, I am  no longer  spending money for green onions with the benefit of getting fresh produce.

When I needed some, I just cut  a part using scissors or knife, leaving the roots to grow back again.

Green onions in a plastic pot
Green onions in a plastic pot

I don’t  have a big space for gardening, We only have a small place. So most of my plants were planted in containers. I planted in used plastic bags, plastic pots, clay pots, or recycled containers.  I put strings on some of the light weight pots so I could hang them to keep them free from hoppers, slugs and snails.

These are my green onion plants.  🙂

Pechay Planted in an old Frame with Screen Used for Printing Shirt

Pechay in an old frame used for printing shirt

Actually, I used any recycled flat trays that are available in the house, but mostly, it’s the plastic shallow  trays  that comes along as packaging of some fruits and vegetables bought from the supermarket. What I did was, I just poked some holes on it, fill it with soil, sprinkle the seeds all over, then finished it with another layer of soil (just a bit). The problem with shallow trays is that they will get dry so fast, so I really have to look for it. If I will go for a walk and will not be around for a couple of days, I’ll secure it in a place where it will still be watered. What I really love in using these flat trays is that I’m not having a hard time in transplanting the seedlings to another container or bed because the roots are not that deep. I also tried to plant the seeds to its supposedly final pot or container but there is lesser chance that it will grow compared to using a seed starting tray or anything that  can hold soil.

The one in the picture is an old frame with screen used for printing shirts. I think, I have about, eight  of  it at the back of my house. I still wanted to make use of it instead of throwing it right away so I planted pechay ( bok choy) seeds on it.  Few days later, I’ve been very busy with school which gave me no time to transplant the growing seedlings. And when I did, I was able to transfer some of them but some died because they were competing for space and water. I decided to leave the healthiest pechay in the tray, I think he liked it there already.

Pechay in a container
Pechay in a container

This is another pechay that I planted in a plastic container, tied it with a wire then hanged it on the sides to save space and keep it from snails and grasshoppers.

Filling The Empty Shell

Truly what’s done cannot be undone.

But it doesn’t stop me to move on

Like an empty shell that has been filled.

Life is filled with moments.

Fate will demand to let go a dear one

 It will break me but I must walk the walk.

It’s not the end of my  story yet

It’s just that their part of my story has come to an end. 

Say goodbye to what’s lost

And appreciate what is still there.

Look forward to what’s coming next.

In every end comes a new beginning.

Live life. 

” A trash like the empty shell can still be meaningful. It’s impossible to put the egg yolk back inside the shell. Same with people, we must not let this emptiness to us  drag us down and becomes rotten. and decompose without fighting. Who knows that this thrown out empty shell can still have its use and be meaningful? Same with us, there are times which we may think that we reached the end of the line, but there’s always a way if we hold on. God will make a way when there’s seems to be no way. Be happy. It’s great to be alive!”