GARDEN DURING PANDEMY

Hello guys !

Was looking around Hive and i found a fun post, encouraging everyone to share your garden :
/@riverflows/garden-journal-challenge-early-june

I found it very cool, and here's my share !

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its been a while since the pandemy started and things are still pretty bad in Brazil.

During this gigantic lockdown i ended up finding a new hobbie.

i could not imagine gardening would be so peaceful yet so amazing !

it first started with some seasoning plants and when i realized i had pretty much all my garden surrounded by plants and garden centers become one of my favorite places to visit !!

unfortunelty we lack a lot of gardening products in brazil, its even hard to find good soil in stores.

i just want to share with you some of my favorite plants !

(cat's might appear on many photos lol)

Seasonings :

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So here it is where it all started, i decided to plant things that i use the most !
next to the cat, and its favorite one is Cymbopogon citratus (capim-cidreira) great for tea !!

Next to it, its Salvia, great for seasoning different kind of foods !

and of course, some rosemary for my chips =D

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I am also trying to grow some mint and Laurel (great for seasoning beans). Mint its becoming a nightmare, im trying everything to get rid of some funghus that are showing up. right now im trying NEEM OIL. i love the smell from mint, but it seems to bring a lot of pests to my garden. I just want some for my Pineapple juice =[.

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there some thyme growing to !! another one great for seasoning, and smells great ! making a tea from it will really make you feel relaxed !! cats approve.


FRUIT TREES

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I decided to give a try with some fruits, i had a MANGO tree about 3 years ago, but it got sooo big, i had to remove it. so now i am re-starting with some new options !

From left to right, we got :
1- lemon (perfect for "capirinha" a very traditional Brazilian drink !
2- Jaboticaba (this one i love to eat directly from the tree, you can make juice and SOme deserts with it, but i think its better to eat it straight from the tree !
3 - Surinam cherry (we call it "pitanga") another great fruit with alot of vitamin C. i love to eat directly from the tree, but its also very nice to make juice, especially if you mix it with orange !!


FLOWERS

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Im working on addind some colours to the garden, so im trying to add some flowers to the trees ! it started with the lemon tree... but i ended up hanging more flowers everywhere and even planting some i liked.

this flower is called brinco de princesa (princess earring) and it really surprised me when the flowers start showing up, amazing colours !!

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Its funny beacause i used to think that flowers were useless, but now.. i cant stop watching them and searching for new ones !!

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Now when i dont know what to do with a tree, i just add flowers, i cant control myself anymore. Loving orchids =D


CANNABIS

And last but definitely not least, just got some Cannabis Seeds to join the garden ! these i will probably grown inside, to avoid any problems with my neighbours.. but they just arrived and im excited to start them !

There are 3 Durban poison's seeds from Dutch Passion, and also 2 Banana Blaze from dutch passion to !
this are photoperiod seed's and i think it will be the biggest challenge !

CBD AND THC have been really helpfull these times. its hard to keep calm with so much going on, and so much little we can do.

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Hope you guys enjoyed my garden ! much love from brazil !


BONUS PICTURE FROM MY LOYAL GARDENERS.

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PEACE AND LOVE EVERYONE !

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