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I wasn't able to focus on my veggie garden this year. I started seeding the tomatoes late, around end of January. From my past experience, seeding tomatoes should start in December, so that the seedlings are already a good height when I will be transplanting them come February, when the weather is just right for them to grow to their full potential, which is sunny but not scorching hot. This should last from February to mid-April. Well, that happens in a perfect world. My world however, is full of other things to accomplish besides gardening.
Irrigating the garden is not that easy too since the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) announced that we are experiencing draught because of the effects of El Nino, so our water supply is cut during the day and only comes in at night. We have to save water we use during the day in a big tanks. So wasn't able to easily irrigate my garden. :-( As can be expected with scorching hot summer …

After a year of Sabbatical.....

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Yes, I'm back! I was unable to update my blog after June last year since it was already the monsoon season in the Philippines. It was hard to maintain all the plants since the weather is just not cooperating and everything dies from being beaten by the rain so often. This lasted up to September last year. And by the time September arrives, I'm just too busy with work and everything else that's happening with my life since its the time to be preparing for the Christmas season. Yes, it starts as early as September! :-) Oh, and I also went on a 1-month vacation in Richmond, Canada(more of that later). So I was unable to plant til the new year! That was a six-month rest for me from maintaining the veggie garden.

I was lucky enough that my boss allowed me to take a month of vacation leave to visit my sister in Richmond last October. We went to the Vancouver Aquarium since I always make it a point to visit an aquarium when I travel to a new place that has one. I just love everyt…