Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Green Malabar spinach (Basella alba)



Green Malabar spinach @ Remayung Hijau is commonly planted in the backyard gardens of many families in Malaysia, where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable. 

Bayam Malabar Hijau @ the chinese called it as King of veggie (sayur raja) is a fast-growing creeping vine that likes hot sun. 

Its green and thick heart-shaped leaves are glossy, semi-succulent, mucilaginous texture and have a mild flavour. 

Malabar spinach is often stir-fries with garlic, chili peppers, belacan or oyster sauce. 

The succulent mucilage is known to be rich in soluble fiber and has attracted a lot research on it. You may read the medicinal values of Malabar spinach here, here and here


Well, Malabar spinach is very easy to grow, highly nutritious and have medicinal values. Why not grow them now?



15 seeds - RM2
Interested please email me at eesuqi@gmail.com




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Colorful 9-7-15



Which is more colorful here?
obviously i am very lazy to write a lot...
Just wanna wish you all...
Selamat Hari Raya in advance ya!
& Happy Holiday too =)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A New LIfe From Garden

The story start from an egg....

1. The egg

2. Baby caterpillars! How many you can spot there?

3a. Growing bigger..heavy leaves eater & this type of caterpillar eats only poisonous leaves like adenium. & ya, this is the creature that always bold my adenium plants

3b. Iron man in making 

 4. Turning into orange-brown color

5a. Caterpillar going to enter cocoon stage

 5b. Caterpillar going to enter cocoon stage

6. Cocoon

7. Cocoon going to hatch 

 8. Vacated cocoon

9. Tadaa.....Here i am!! I am Oleander Hawk moth (Daphnis Nerii) 

10a. Caterpillar's poo poo with fascinating shape!

11. Enlarge view of caterpillar's poo poo.
Are caterpillar an engineer??


 


 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pokok Pepasan (Timun Kecil)


Salam semua, tahu ini pokok apa?

Pokok  Pepasan (Timun Kecil) - RM10
Pos Laju (RM10) applied

Tanam satu pokok, cukup menghasilkan bekalan timun kecil melimpah-limpah...
Email me at eesuqi@gmail.com if you are interested

Friday, May 8, 2015

Beautiful Papaya Harvest 1-5-15



My luck with papaya finally comes. I had grown a few papaya trees before but all of them die before I can taste the fruit. 

This time the papaya tree really loves me. Four papaya fruits get ripen on the same time! Wow! That’s good. I brought them back to hometown during the long Labour Day break. 

I gave two to my younger sister and another two for in law. All of them are papaya lover. 

Papaya taste sweeter if they have ripened on the tree. But beware, ripe papaya is quite eye catching… & it may end up in someone else’s stomach =p 

I feel so blessed to be able to taste my own grow papaya this time, finally.  Both the peel and the flesh of papaya are beautiful in orange-red color, and of course it is very sweet too!!
 
 

 

I wanted to bring home this huge pineapple too. But too bad, it is not ready for me to pick yet. It needs one or two weeks more to be ready. Again, pineapple taste sweeter if it has ripened on the tree

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Iron Man @ caterpillar

Found a few caterpillars these few days but only today i snap their picture. I killed all the caterpillars that i mananged to see last few days (of course their size are not this big yet) and only today I bring them alive to lab. My labmates said they have neither see the real the caterpillars nor the process it become butterfly! So they will keep it for observation.

All my labmates said the caterpillars are CUTE!! OMG!! i hate the caterpillars! They are as big as my littlle finger! They made my adenium plants botak >_<!!! I wonder the adenium leaves really taste so nice?? i always like to call caterpillar as 'iron man"...as the caterpillar really have a pair of iron man's eye =p


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dwarf hibiscus? perhaps?



Not sure what is the name of this plant. The seller said it is called mini or dwarf type hibiscus. Any idea?   

This dwarf type hibiscus plant produced tiny red color dainty flowers and they shaped like mini lanterns hanging on the plant. 

However, I didn’t expect half bloomed flower from this plant. I still prefer fully bloom flower just like the normal hibiscus.