26 Oct ~ Update

It was time to harvest some sweet white potatoes. Dig we did… Neighbour Dennis guided us on how to follow the search for sweet potato tubers that were buried in the clayey soil below the surface.

Searching for sweet potatoes
Searching for sweet potatoes
White sweet potatoes
White sweet potatoes

The red amaranth (locally more commonly referred to as spinach) was also ready for harvesting.

Red amaranth
Red amaranth

The children had fun helping us cut garden waste into smaller pieces for addition to our compost heap.

Helping to trim garden waste for our  compost heap
Helping to trim garden waste for our compost heap

Neighbour Mr. Teo said the winter melon’s “time” was up as the fruit stalks were yellowing. We had harvested at least 3 batches of melons from these plants. So we harvested 12 melons of various sizes, to be distributed to neighbours who have been supporting the edible garden project. Mr. Teo selected 2 of the largest melons – and he truly deserves them. For it is him who has been tending to the winter melon plants almost every day, caring for them from seed, and generously giving away almost every melon that we have harvested. Much kudos to him for his dedication.

Last look at the winter melons before they are harvested
Last look at the winter melons before they are harvested
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