Dog's Poop Make Good Fruiting Fertilizer

Many years back, we had an apple mango tree in our garden that seldom bear fruits. One day, my third brother brought home a dog which he had adopted from the SPCA. We named the dog Beebo and made him our 'guard' dog. We built a kennel for him under the apple mango tree which was the most shady spot of all in our garden. That same year, the tree bore us a lot of sweet apple mangoes. Thanks to our Beebo's poop and urine. The tree continued to bear us lots of fruits for as long as Beebo lived. We never applied any fertilizers other than burying our Beebo's poop around the tree.

I have read many articles on the internet saying that dog's poop, being very toxic and too acidic, is not suitable for fertilizing plants. I guess this is only true if the poop is in direct contact with them. I had seen for myself, how good a fruiting fertilizer it actually was, if handled correctly. Just like what we had done to our Beebo's poop.

My Eldest Sister's Edible Backyard Garden

Yesterday, I went to my eldest sister's house in Cheras because she had asked me to go over and have her hair cut as usual. I am not a hair stylist but she just can't trust anyone else out there. I have become her personal hair stylist since many years back. The reason why she only wants me is not because of my skill but my compliance with her needs always.

All these years, everytime I go to her house to have her hair cut, she would lead me to her edible backyard garden and relate to me a lot of things about the fruits, herbs and vegetables which she has planted. Before I leave her house, she would always harvest some vegetables for me to bring home ( returning my favour ). Yesterday was no exception.

Here are some pictures which I had taken before the harvest :-

Overall view of my sister's small, edible backyard garden where she planted ginger (zingiber officinalis), figs (ficus carica), chilli (capsicum annuum), madeira vine (anredera cordifolia), basil leaf (ocimum basilicum), ceylon spinach (basella rubra), etc..

Chilli plant with its rich produce

Basil leaves - ready to harvest

Ceylon spinach - ready to harvest

Potted fig tree

Unripe fruit

Almost ripe fruits

A visit to Home Retreat Garden Nursery

Last Sunday, I visited a garden nursery nearby my house in Happy Garden, Old Klang Road merely for window shopping. I did need to buy something for my small backyard garden but I was still undecided this time. So, I just wanted to look around only.

These were what I have seen there:

The entance of the nursery leading to the carpark
Plants for sale in polybags
Potted Money Plants to be sold for instant indoor decoration
Hanging Bird's Nest Fern for sale

Blooming Marigolds for instant landscaping use

Small potted cactuses for sale

Small potted cactuses in beautiful colours for sale

Small potted cactuses for sale

Potted indoor plants for sale

Tree saplings for sale

Grass for instant landscaping use

Racking system for space optimisation. Perfect for small gardens.

Display of a full function green house

Example of green houses for sale. They have different options to choose from.

Gardening tools etc. for sale

Plants seeds for sale
Pebbles for sale
Water features for sale. They dont have many to choose from
Different patterns and sizes stepping stones for sale
Pottery for sale