Hopefully in weeks and months to come, I will be able to allocate some free time to pen down some useful information about my experiences in container gardening, growing mushrooms and vermicomposting.
When I started off, I still remember visiting a number of local nurseries to search for decorative and flower-type plants. It was a total new experience for me. With very little knowledge, I was basing my decision more on the physical look, size and color of the plants. Of course, cost was an important factor too. :)
Some of my early collections that I could remember were powder puff, japanese rose, blue butterfly, lantana (bunga tahi ayam), orchid, dianthus, impatien, vinca, peace lily, bird of paradise (strelitzia), snake plant (sansevieria), spider lily, pentas, butterfly stripe/swallowtail (christia obcordata), purple shamrock (oxalis atropurpurea) and a few others. Some continue to bloom and grow, some died off and some have stopped flowering.
Over time, I moved on to fruit trees and then herb plants. These are the two main categories of plants that interest me most. I have also started to try my hands on growing vegetables. With limited land size and space, I decided to focus my energy and time on them. At least, there's some fruits to enjoy and some herbs and vegetables to use either for cooking or general health. Flowers are certainly nice to look at but only for a few days. Still, its refreshing to see my japanese rose blooms even if its only for a day.