Thursday, 31 December 2015



A HAPPY 2016


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Succulent Plants - They Are So Pretty

Succulents are popular for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible. I am into succulents now because they are hardy and easy to take care and I have bought a few mini succulents back from KL during my last trip to Semenyih.  
I asked a dear friend to get them for me and she took pictures from the nursery and asked me which one I wanted...such a great friend. With is so much easier to get stuff for friends..just point , shoot and send :)  and here I would love to share with you the ones she bought for me on my behalf.
this excerpt is taken from about home
A succulent is any plant with thick, fleshy (succulent) water storage organs. Succulents store water in their leaves, their stems or their roots. These plants have adapted to survive arid conditions throughout the world, from Africa to the deserts of North America. This adaptive mechanism has resulted in an incredible variety of interesting leaf forms and plant shapes, including paddle leaves, tight rosettes, and bushy or trailing columns of teardrop leaves.
As a group, succulents include some of the most well-known plants, such as the aloe and agave, and many almost unknown plants. Succulents make excellent display plants in dish gardens.
No matter what kind of succulent you're growing, the rules are pretty similar between the different species.
Here are the general rules for growing top-quality succulents:
Succulents prefer bright light, such as found on a south-facing window. Watch the leaves for indications that the light level is correct. Some species will scorch if suddenly exposed to direct sunlight. The leaves will turn brown or white as the plant bleaches out and the soft tissues are destroyed. Alternatively, an underlit succulent will begin to stretch, with an elongated stem and widely spaced leaves. This condition is known as etoliation. The solution is to provide better light and prune the plant back to its original shape. Many kinds of succulents will thrive outdoors in the summer.
Succulents are much more cold-tolerant than many people assume.

bought a few succulents from the
Jade , Aeonium , Echeveria family

Graptopetalum Macdougallii
is a plant belonging to the succulent genus Graptopetalum.
It is native to Mexico. It grows on shady rocks

Sempervivum (sem-per-VIV-um) (Semps, Hens and Chicks, Houseleeks)
 are very popular cold hardy and drought tolerant succulents. 
They have many different textures and forms:
 from velvety, wooly, and satin, to fringed, tufted, and spidery webs. 
Some are large (up to 4" or more in diameter), 
others are tiny (only 1/4" diameter ). 
Most produce tight clumps that form interesting mounds.

Colors range from shades of green to silver-blues to
the darkest of purple, to delicate pinks. 
Most of the varieties show their best color in the spring 
and again in the fall. 
There are also many forms, including rosettes, 
tight balls (rollers), artichoke look-a-likes, 
and some that have the appearance of stones.

Sempervivum will produce multiple “baby chicks” per growing season. 
Some of the cultivars are more prolific than others but 
you can usually count on at least four chicks per season. 
You can leave them attached to the mother hen to
 fill in your garden planting, or you can remove the chicks
 and start a new planting elsewhere. 
They grow best in hardiness zone 5 (-20F) and up

Delosperma pruinosum
An unusual shrubby succulent with rich green leaves to 2cm long 
covered in tiny white translucent hairs. 
Masses of yellow flowers in summer. (South Africa). Sun/part sun.

 Echeveria runyonii cv topsy turvy -
A fast growing rosette-forming succulent with pale blue-gray leaves 
that curve upwards and are strongly inversely-keeled on the lower surface with 
leaf tips pointing inwards towards the center of the plant. 
This interesting Echeveria has become a common sight in 
Southern California succulent collections, likely because 
it offsets profusely and plantings quickly become mounds with 
individual rosettes to nearly 1 foot across.
Bright orange and yellow flowers rise above the foliage on 
tall arching inflorescence, usually in late summer or fall. 
Plant in a well-drained soil in full sun in coastal gardens with 
some light shade in hot climates. Water occasionally. 
Hardy to about 25° F. This plant was named by
 past Huntington Botanic Garden Director Myron Kimnack. 
The genus Echeveria was named to honor 
Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 

Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg'
A beautiful rosette-forming succulent that has interestingly 
colored acuminate leaves that are a pale grayish brown with 
pink highlights and have a white powdery dusting, 
sometimes referred to as pruinose. 
The leaves overlap nicely in 5 to 6 inch wide 
solitary rosettes that eventually grow up on a slender stem. 
The flowers, which appear in summer on 1 foot long 
reddish-stemmed inflorescences, are a corral pink color on the exterior 
with a yellow interior. Plant in a location that has good drainage or
 in a container in full sun, shade or a bright location indoors
 (pink colors in leaf are enhanced by bright light) and
 irrigate occasionally to often. Hardy to 25°F. 
This hardy hybrid echeveria is noted for its tolerance to 
a wide range of conditions including regular irrigation,
 moderate frost, inland heat and considerable shade
 but looks the most attractive when younger so it benefits
 from being deheaded and rerooted every 3 to 4 years - a nice plant in a pot. 
This plant is a hybrid between Echeveria gibbiflora 'Metalica' x E. potosina (now E. elegans) 
that was created by Richard Graessner of Perleberg, Germany in the 1930s,
 who was considered a famous succulent plant grower in his time. 
It has long been admired by succulent growers though the cultivar name
 is sometimes anglicized as 'Pearl of Nurnberg' as was done 
when it was distributed by the International Succulent Institute (ISI) in 1979 
as ISI 1138 Echeveria 'Pearl of Nurenberg'. 
The ISI recommended it for growing in a container, and 
described it as one of the most beautiful plants that one can grow.

Crassula Ovata   
commonly known as jade plantfriendship treelucky plant, or money tree,
 is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers.
 It is native to South Africa and Mozambique, and
 is common as a houseplant worldwide. 
It is sometimes referred to as the money tree; however,
 Pachira aquatica also receives this nickname.

The jade plant is an evergreen with thick branches. 
It has thick, shiny, smooth, leaves that grow
 in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green, 
although some may appear to be more of a yellow-green.
 Some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves 
when exposed to high levels of sunlight. 
New stem growth is the same color and texture as the leaves,
 but becomes brown and woody with age. Under the right conditions, 
they may produce small white or pink star-like flowers in early spring

For succulent care click here

Year End - Wedding Bells And Wedding Rings

I received many wedding invitations the past few weeks. Usually when it is year end, there will be many weddings invites. WB and I loves to attend weddings of loved ones and friends. Attending wedding is a joy though getting gifts for the couples will be mind taxing :)

My nephew Jarod will be getting married early next year and being his aunt , I was asked to give tips and advises as my own son just got married six months ago.  It was a first wedding preparation for his parents and I can imagine the excitement and my nephew wanted a garden wedding too like his cousin.  Preparation can takes up to six the venue, invitation cards to be printed in time , wedding cake from the best baker in town and booking the best restaurant in town has to be done early.  Though the preparation can be tedious but it can be fun too. 

The first item for his wedding preparation has been taken care of.  Wedding rings - Jarod and his wife to be has chosen a pair of 18kt Yellow Gold and Platinum 7.5mm Wedding Band.  

The first item for his wedding preparation has been taken care of.  Wedding rings - Jarod and his wife to-be has chosen a pair of 18kt Yellow Gold and Platinum 7.5mm Wedding Band from Joy Jewelers platinum bands  -a 18k yellow gold channel sleeve with a center insert of platinum for a bi-colored appearance only on the outside of the band. It has a grooved edge, flat center and polished finish 18k yellow gold and platinum 950 and has a hallmark PLAT on the interior. A comfort fit of 7.5mm width.  Size 7 band weighs approximately 12.78 grams and is made in the USA. 

The rest of the preparation is going on is booked and now they just have to engage a wedding planner to get the rest of the things done.  It is worth getting a wedding planner to help organise the garden wedding.  We did that for my son's wedding :)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sharing My First Experience On Growing Pepper Bell

I love pepper bells and especially the yellow sweet and fragrant.  So I decided to grow a plant to see how well I can manage to grow pepper bells.  It was a great experience even though I did not managed to grow the bells to maturity.  Learning process and through the process, I learn a lot and would like to share with you the common factors that why blossoms dropped before they can be pollinated.  Thought I would like to share with you in case you  too would like to grow your own pepper bells.

Mine produces lots of blossoms but they dropped and two managed to be pollinated but was attacked by Cyclamen Mites causing the fruit to have ' rust ' texture on the skin.  I have shared below the two important factors when growing pepper bell. Hope it helps you to understand why the blossoms doesnt stick to the plant :)  And when you have the ' rust ' like texture, you will know what causes it.

Pepper Blossoms Falling Off The Plant

Of the different reasons for the lack of flowering or bud drop on pepper plants, the most common include the following:
Temperature. Pepper plants are extremely sensitive to temperature. This is probably one of the most common causes for lack of flowering or bud drop and one of the most likely to suspect first. Optimum daytime temperatures for bell pepper varieties are between 70 and 80 degrees F., with up to 85 degrees F. for hot varieties, like chili peppers.
Nighttime temperatures falling below 60 or rising above 75 degrees F. are also indicative of bud drop. In addition, overly cool conditions, especially early in the season, can prevent buds from forming.
Poor Pollination. A lack of pepper flower production or bud drop can also be contributed to poor pollination. This can be due to a lack of pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies, in the area. To help alleviate this problem, you may need to entice pollinators to the garden by adding some bright colored flowers nearby. While there are also blossom set products available, they are not full proof and may be time consuming to apply.
Poor circulation, which contributes to pollination, may also be to blame. While moving in-ground plants may not be feasible at this point, container grown peppers can be relocated. In addition, pepper blossoms are even more sensitive to the temperatures during pollination.

Poor circulation, which contributes to pollination, may also be to blame. While moving in-ground plants may not be feasible at this point, container grown peppers can be relocated. In addition, pepper blossoms are even more sensitive to the temperatures during pollination.
Fertilizer/Water Practices. Oftentimes, too much nitrogen fertilizer will affect pepper blossoms. Instead of producing a pepper flower, the plant puts all of its energy into foliage growth. However, low fertility and low moisture levels can also result in poor flowering, bud drop and stunted growth.
You can try adding a teaspoon of Epsom salt to a quart of water and apply to plants to help improve fruit set. High phosphorus fertilizer, or bone meal, can help offset high nitrogen levels too. Uneven watering or drought will cause pepper flower and bud drop. Try to avoid overhead watering and use soaker hoses or drip irrigation instead. Water regularly and deeply.

many blossoms drop before they can even grow to edible size :(
so sad

so sad to see the ' rust ' on the surface of the skin

Cyclamen Mite Damage To Green Pepper

This article was published originally on 9/14/2011 - taken from Horticulture And Home Pest News
One of my favorite ‘oddball’ samples is peppers damaged by mites. The peppers look like potatoes growing on the plant the way they are scabby and misshapened. Cyclamen mites are the most likely culprit for these dramatic symptoms. The mite feeding causes the peppers to russet; the russeting is brown and rough to the touch and appears over large portions of the pepper. If you look closely the russeting has a crackled or net-like appearance.

Cyclamen mites cause this impressive damage by feeding on the young developing fruit. They inject auxins (growth regulators) as they feed which cause the fruit to form the russeted appearance. It does not take very many mites to cause damage. Once the damage is apparent the mites are long gone and curative treatment is not possible.
Controls focus on cultural methods that prevent cyclamen mites from getting to the peppers. Problems with peppers in greenhouses are often from cyclamen mites moving onto the pepper plants from nearby ornamental plants, so keeping ornamentals away from peppers can reduce the chance of damage. In a field situation strawberries can serve as a source of cyclamen mites that infest nearby peppers.
The damage is only skin deep with the inner tissue appearing normal. I suspect the peppers could still be eaten but I think the skin would be a bit too chewy! Luckily cyclamen mites are only an odd occasional pest of peppers and this is not something that most gardeners will ever encounter.

Severe russeting of high-tunnel-grown peppers apparently caused by cyclamen mites.

the whole pepper was infested with scary!

I will not give up ...will be planting another batch 
will blog about it when the time comes :)

Busy Shopping For Christmas Gifts

I can't believe it that Christmas is just around the corner..... house cleaning to be done, christmas eve dinner menu to prepare and the most enjoyable and yet brain storming shopping to be done.  I have to seriously sit down and do some surfing and see what to get for my two sons.  One loves music and the other loves cameras.   It is so much easier to get for the two daughters ... * wink 

Ok , first I think I will head over to musical store MF and see what they have in store for Christmas. I am sure they have special Christmas sales going on. If there are , I am sure to get Piggy Josh something from there since he loves music.  I can't wait for them to be back celebrating the joyous occasion of Christmas together.  Food and music are a match made in heaven.  

Shopping online has become my favourite past time and it has made shopping so much easier. Hassle free and we can shop in comfort :)

Friday, 27 November 2015

4th Harvest of Homegrown Mulberries

Wheeeee.....I was away for almost two weeks and came home to a bunch of ripening mulberries. Whoa...the fruits are big , sweet and juicy. I plucked them as they ripen...this time , it was dark red..almost like blackberries and surprising the birds did not come and take their share of it.  I have used Fish Amino Acid as organic fertiliser and I am really happy with the result.  After every fruiting, I will trim the plant and let it sprouts new branches and meanwhile time to feed them FAA.  Check out my post on homegrown mulberry post before using FAA, they fruits were skinny and dry.

to see the difference between before and after applying FAA to the plant

How to make your own FAA ? It is easy

1 part blended fish guts to 1 part brown sugar. Mix together and store in air tight container. Keep in dark place for 3 months.  

Use 1 tsp of  FAA to 1 litre of water as fertilizer for your fruit trees and veggies every 10 days

Another link for making FAA

they fruits are bigger and sweeter after using FAA

they do look like blackberry color when they ripen on tree

the big ones will be eaten straight from the tree to the mouth
and the smaller ones I kept them in freezer for making jam

Enjoy and have a nice day!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Shopback And Aliexpress

My buddy Julie is so excited about  She was telling me about it the whole time we were in Bible class last Wednesday.  She told me that will be having their biggest Black Friday Sales and massive Cyber Monday Sales too .  Oh, in case you do not know what is, it is actually an e- commerce platform for best deals and many people love this great site for shopping deals and cashback.

I can understand now why Julie is so excited because Aliexpress , one of her favorite online shop is having coupons with great deals and with cashback too on any purchases online.  Julie loves travelling and Expedia is giving great deals too . She managed to make us all sign up for this great shopping website so that we too get to enjoy great Aliexpress coupons.  What a wonderful friend Julie is to us as the saying goes " caring is sharing ". 

We are all looking forward to great deals and cashback and this indeed would make shopping so much easier, needless to say with the cashback, we would have save more money !  So I am also sharing here with you guys the good news that Julie shared with us, so that you get to enjoy great deals and cashback as well.  Not to forget sign up for Aliexpress to get great deals. Have a great time shopping . Remember, Black Friday sales and the massive Cyber Monday Sales ! 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Homegrown Spacemaster Container Cucumber

This is my first time planting cucumber.  A dear friend sent me some spacemaster cucumber seeds.  I like that it can be grown in containers and the plant doesnt creeps everywhere.  This productive plant is only 36 inches long, yet bears a big harvest of slender, smooth 7- to 8-inch cukes. The fruit is crisp and tasty, with a satisfying bite just right in a slicer. Spacemaster performs very well in a wide range of climates, and is resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Scab. Direct-sow seeds in a sunny spot or start indoors and transplant when the first true leaf appears. Cucumbers can be allowed to grow on the ground, but for longer, straighter fruit and to save garden space, grow them in a cage or on a trellis, allowing 1 foot between plants. Keep them well-watered, and keep the fruits picked promptly

My first time growing cucumber and the cucumber is just about 4"long...hehehe I think I have to wait for the second fruiting...maybe it will be longer and more fruits next harvest.  Thank you to my dear friend who sent the seeds to me.  

The ants not doing their job well..
.I have to hand pollinate them...some are successful some failed. 
 I managed to hand pollinate one fruit :)

After I fed them with Fish Amino Acid,,the bottom is heavier :p

Happy Gardening!

36 Inch Drawer Slides

My WB finally found the 36 " drawer slides online .  First we were quite skeptical about the drawer slides but after doing some check out, we found 36 in drawer slides perfect for our kitchen drawers. Homeowners and DIYer's are using these 36 " drawer slides for pull out shelves/drawers underneath staircases, beds and for deep pantry storage.  Sounds perfect for our kitchen cupboards. And especially for drawers with heavy loads will stay secure and the full extension keeps items at the back within easy reach. WB is so happy that he found the heavy duty drawer sliders.  WB is a DIY person and he loves to fix things up for me especially my kitchen and garden.

Good news for DIYers and ourselves :)  

Thursday, 27 August 2015

3rd Harvest Of Homegrown Mulberries

My mulberry plants are not producing much of late.  This is the third harvest and the fruits are getting smaller and smaller.  Guess I have neglected it and time to revive the plants or to replant a new one. Maybe I shall plant a bigger specie.  Okay, next assignment is to look for the longer type :)  I froze the small harvest in tupper and hopefully I can collect enough to cook a small bottle of mulberry compote and use them in my cupcakes.  However, I thank God for the plant being fruitful though in small quantity.

The leaves can be used as a dish - deep fried in tempura style or boils the leave  with dates as a drink and the fruits can be eaten fresh or cooked them with sugar and make into jam.

it must be darker color before is sweeter

I stored the fruits in tupper and froze them in freezer

Enjoy and have  a great day !

Guitar Case That Is Ultra Light

Someone was looking for a hightech classical guitar case with hard shell ABS with polyurethane foam core. Ah..I remembered now , it was Wild Boar's friend Joe.  This guy travels and performs in bars and cafe all over the country and it is not surprising that he is looking for a durable guitar case.

WB recommended him to get bam case which has been designed to protect valuable classical guitars during travel and storage. A good price for a shell that is made of hightech technique with a three ply structure made of high performance materials yet ultra light. And most importantly the suspension of the instrument on foam cushions provides a perfect fit for the guitar.  Good buy !

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Mandevilla II

I can never get bored looking at them.  They brings me joy...words cannot describe !  I am still very in love this Mandevilla vine of mine...blooming none stop and every morning I will praise God for these blooms. God's creation is truly awesome !

Hope you too gets the joy looking at the blooms through your screen :)

Sharing my joy with my readers


Music Performance Concert

My nephew, Joash is having a music performance concert in his college.  His signed up for music when he entered college as one of the co-curriculum activity.  And he enjoys music just like his cousins. I think it runs in the family.  Anyway, he came back last week and asked the uncle to help him order a mxr carbon copy  ( Analog Delay Guitar Effect Pedal ) for his newly formed college band.  He needed it next month and his uncle went online and ordered one for him.  What a relief when the product will arrive in three weeks time.  It will just in time for his practice and we hope that his band will be able to perform well with this analog delay guitar effect pedal.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Double Red Hibiscus

I love flowers that are vivid in colors.  I have a few species of hibiscus at home but I love the multi layered ones.  These double red hibiscus are beautiful and bloom throughout the year.  The more I prune the tall shrubs , the more blooms I get.  A sight to behold every morning !  It takes very little to make me happy.  I understand that red hibiscus contains antioxidants called anthocyanin which cause the red coloring of hibiscus flowers, as well as berries and red wine. And they have medicinal values too. I still have a lot to learn of this hibiscus plants but I know I am in love with it.  Will be looking for more beautiful species in the near future.  But SPACE is what I need at the moment.  Vertical gardening ?   Yea...maybe I should look into occupying my flat roof for roof gardening :)

When hibiscus are in their blooming stage, they require large amounts of water. Your hibiscus will need daily watering in warm weather . Once the weather cools, hibiscus needs less water. Good drainage is important.  A growing hibiscus plant needs lots of nutrients in order to bloom well.  I give them liquid Fish Amino Acid once a month and fertiliser with high potassium for plenty of blooms twice a month.

love the  double red hibiscus

beautiful blooms

Have a wonderful day!

Parenting Cares And Supplies - Ensogo!

Shopping online has make buying much easier.  My girl first introduced me to shopping online  a few years ago and since then I have been buying my cookbook from online book websites. I love shopping online...safer and easier as we just have to click away seated in front of the computer :)  Recently I came across Ensogo which is another online shopping website which caters to parents and caregivers. They have great deals and home appliances will appeal to many homemakers with their best buy and all. Wow....another online shopping website to add to my list of shopping websites :p  WB will be worried when the credit card statement comes :)

Ensogo is the one stop-shopping destination to source and purchase great quality deals for parents and caregivers. Products vary from kids educational toys, baby essentials, kids apparels and many more.

Ensogo carries the best baby supplies with a wide range of products and accessories including educational toys, milk bottles, prams and many more for supermom! Shop with Ensogo for high quality wholesale products with wide selection of top essentials for parents and caregivers.

Enjoy rocket delivery for the wide selection of supermom's supplies!

Do check it out and you will surely enjoy the products available and their affordable prices.

Have a great day shopping online :)

Monday, 1 June 2015

Rangoon Creeper / Quisqualis Indica (Latin )

Rangoon Creeper given to me by my ex colleague Nancy.  I was first introduced to this fragrant creeper also known Latin as Quisqualis  indica  which means " What is this " .  As a young plant, it resembles a shrub but gradually matures into a vine.  Rangoon creeper vine is a woody climbing liana with green to yellow-green lance shaped leaves.  The stems have fine yellow hairs with occasional spines forming on the branches and blooms white at onset and gradually darkens to pink, then red as it reaches maturity. The  4-5 inch star shaped aromatic blossoms are clustered together and it gives out a fragrance which is most striking at night and early morning.  Grows well in tropical countries.

This creeper creeps upwards in search of the sun.  In home garden, Quisqualis can be used as an ornamental over arbors or gazebos, on trellises or over a how I like it to grow over house front wall :)   I have one grown in container and with some supportive structure, hopefully it will arch and form large masses of foliage. The vine can be propagated from cuttings.

Care:  It requires full sun to partial shade. This creeper survives in a variety of soil conditons provided they are well draining and is pH adaptable.  Needs regular watering and full sun with afternoon shade.  Avoids fertilizers that are high in nitrogen, they will only encourage foliage growth. 

Note on Fertilizer for Rangoon Creeper

The major three elements are Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium), the secondary elements are calcium, sulfur, magnesium, and other elements are boron, manganese, iron, zinc, copper and molybdenum. When you are picking out a fertilizer for flowers, you don't want anything that is high in nitrogen. Your focus should be something high in phosphorus and potassium. 

N = Nitrogen 
Nitrogen is the first major element responsible for the vegetative growth of plants above ground. With a good supply, plants grow sturdily and mature rapidly, with rich, dark green foliage. 

P = Phosphorus
The second major element in plant nutrition, phosphorus is essential for healthy growth, strong roots, fruit and flower development, and greater resistance to disease. 
K = Potassium (Potash) The third major plant nutrient, potassium oxide is essential for the development of strong plants. It helps plants to resist diseases, protects them from the cold and protects during dry weather by preventing excessive water loss. 

*In brief, when you are picking out a fertilizer for flowers, the focus should be something high in [P] phosphorus.

I love the fragrance

I let it hang over my garden wall.....and I hope that it will grow and flourish well
my Quisqualis Indica is my second love after Mandevilla  :)

Enjoy  !

Music Stuff - Random Post

I know nothing much about musical instruments.   My kids are well versed with all the musical instruments..and they are musically talented too.  I sent them for music lessons and they are exposed to musical concerts and performances, especially brass concerts . They know all the brass instruments. The other day, WB's friend Joe wanted to get some woodwind ligatures for his band. I refer him to my son.  Now I was wondering what is it for and google for it and found out that if you want to keep your woodwind instrument in top condition and sounding its enhance the woodwind insturment's response, balance and tonal presence.  Mmmmm...sounds great. I hope Joe will be able to get the woodwind ligature he needed and Josh is able to help him to search for a good site to purchase it.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Planting Spring Onions From Bulbs

Homegrown spring onions from bulbs. Spring onion is my all time favorite greens. It can be eaten raw or cooked.  Use as garnishing or added to soup for extra flavor.  I grow them often as I used them in large quantity for making kimchi.  It is easy to grow and you can grow them from bulbs...need full morning sun and partial shade in the afternoon.  Thrive well in loose soil and add organic fertilizer like compost tea before planting the bulbs. 

 The bulbs have to be soaked in water for an hour and snip off a bit of the top to speed growth. 

thrive well in loose soil, treat the soil with organic fertilizer
a few days before planting the bulbs...plant them 3" apart

cover the bulbs with loose soil and sprouts will appear 
after 4  or 5 days

grow well in morning full sun and partial shade in the afternoon

water them every day...make sure the water can drain off easily
or the bulbs will rot and you will not have a good harvest.
Can harvest after two weeks

keep the harvested spring onions in air tight container in the fridge
can keep for a month...make sure not to wet the spring from the garden 
to the fridge :)

Enjoy !