Simple ways to grow Alugbati (malabar spinach)

Alugbati is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Also known as Malabar spinach or basella, this leafy green vegetable packs a hefty nutritional punch. With just 19 calories per serving, it fills you up quickly without adding inches to your waist. It’s quite similar to spinach, offering a mix of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and antioxidants. Depending on your preferences, you can add it to salads, smoothies, vegetable dishes, soups and other homemade meals (credit to https://healthyeating.sfgate.com).


Wildlife

This monkey is friendly. I’m quite amused on how he just climbed up the windshield of the car and snooze. So funny. 

As we still have the privilege to interact with these wildlife, let’s help protect them from extinction.

These monkeys can still be found in Khao Takiab, Hua Hin, Province of Prachuabkhirikhun. 

 

Macrame and Plants

Elevating the design of you pots can be made easy. Do it with Macrame. There are so many patterns available online, and in fact with tutorials. 

I’m doing mine as a hobby. I ask for cuttings of plants I know that can easily be grown. Using recycled containers, I started planting cuttings from different kinds of plants. After few weeks, you’ll find them growing. These plants can be displayed in your balconies and porch. I find it so rewarding. 

I’ve used jute rope for Macrame, however, if materials around you are available, you don’t need to buy. Normally, ropes can be bought in  DIY stores but if you prefer not to spend money at all on this, it’s totally up to you.

We’ll even show you how you can make your own self-made rope.