Thursday, 5 November 2015

My Dad's Garden #3 : Vegetables and Others


This is the final instalment of my Dad's garden. I will show you mainly herbs and vegetables.


This is pandan. It is very handy to have in the garden in case you want to bake pandan chiffon cake. But mum has retired from baking.

Mint. Mum uses this when she makes kerabu.

Pegaga. 
I think this is cekor manis. Correct me if I am wrong.
Ulam Raja.
Chives/Kucai.
Ah! Strawberry! My mum told me that an earlier strawberry plant produced fruits but they were very tiny.
My dad planted grapes too.  He had a harvest sometime back from another batch. Small bunch with tiny grapes.
I am always drawn to my dad's roses.
See my hand? LOL!
A fading rose.
Bunga Melur.
I thought this was quite cute, I have
no idea what plant this is.

I should make time to tidy up my own garden which has been grossly neglected. Hopefully one day, I can showcase some of my plants too hee..hee... So that's it from my dad's garden until my next trip back to KT.

38 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong, nice garden with lots of herbs and plant. Love the roses, this type of roses got very fragrant scent. When nothing better to do I will want to try to plant strawberry and peanuts, our garden still got lot of empty space. :)

    Have a nice day.
    Amelia

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    1. Amelia, that's great! I hope to see your strawberries and peanuts soon, yah? hee..hee...

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  2. I loves those flowers, so beautiful....

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  3. I can only admire people's gardens because I do not have green fingers and no time take care of my plants luckily my better half helps to shower my plants...:D

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    1. Well, you still have a garden and your better half is your gardening assistant :)

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  4. your dad's Secret Garden must be a huge one.. i remember saying it was an orchard and also a park instead of just a garden lah, look at the varieties of fruits and plants and flowers and herbs and trees he has in there, really impressive!!

    pandan, mint and chives!! oooh, these are good stuffs and can come in handy when someone's cooking in the kitchen!! and well done to your dad for attempting to plant strawberries and grapes in the garden too, nice experiment that is!! :)

    and those flowers are beautiful too.. i am sure it is nice to sit in your garden to enjoy some tea and cakes while admiring the plants and flowers in there huh?? ooopsss, but one thing, hope there is no mosquito~~ hihihihihi!! :p

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    1. My dad's garden is big if compared to what I have here at home. I wish I had a garden that big but looking at the condition of my garden right, now, that is not a good idea. It will look like a hutan hah,,hah...

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  5. Your father has green fingers! It takes hard work to have a herb garden as nice as this. Strawberry and grapes plants can grow in our weather?

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    1. Yes, strawberry and grapes can be grown here. But maybe not so ideal and may not get good fruit yield.

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    2. Your father has a control climate unit to house the strawberry and grape plants to give them the cool temperature they need?

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    3. No, he just plants them in the garden just like all the other plants.

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  6. So nice. Looks like ulam heaven! I like!!! Mine is such a disgrace.

    That sure looks like cangkuk/cekur manis...but they're too old already. Will have to crush and shred or it will be hard, not that chewable...not nice. The old leaves are not as sweet and nice either.

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    1. I am slowly replanting my herbs again as the last batch all died!

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  7. I dad's garden got cactus, aloe vera and pandan only.. Lastime got cili padi too, but "3 minutes hot", now, no more.. Somemore, all the grandkids run here there, pluck this that, so last last, all no more liao, hehe.. But the cactus is still there la..

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    1. I guess cactus is easy to maintain but I very takut the sharp spines.

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  8. So lovely! Incredible to have grapes and strawberry as garden plants. My plants currently can all fit into 2 trolleys - a mobile garden!

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    1. Container gardening is also good especially when lacking space.

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  9. Your dad has a lovely garden....but you need a lot of space for a garden like that. It's quite nice to be able to pick fresh herbs (or fresh anything) from the garden to add to your dishes, right? I spotted a little pesky pest on your fading rose.....shoo! :D

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    1. Roses are very prone to pests and they are very manja. I tried planting once and it did not work out well hah..hah...

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  10. Yup it's cakur manis.

    ahem ahem....mana your garden...show show show show

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    1. Right now macam belukar, so cannot tayang yet :D

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  11. Hi Phong Hong, how nice to grow your own chives. I'll love to have them to fry koay teow and eggs, hehehe!

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    1. Kimmy, as a matter of fact I have a pot of chives. They are very hardy and survived even though I neglected them!

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  12. I read them now, I will forget their names within 20 minutes. Not a plants guy, me....

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    1. I know, plants are not for you hee..hee..

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  13. I love your dad's garden and I could eat all the leaves including making rose tea with the petals.
    Now I miss my parent's old house where they had a huge collection of orchids while I planted vegetables. Now that food is expensive today, I should try growing vegetable in flower pots.

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    1. I have been thinking of that too - planting vegetables in pots. But still planning.....hah..hah...

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  14. Oh I saw mint ... pandan leaves! Definitely comes in handy if I want to bake or make drink/dessert etc. with them. Admire the garden ^-^!

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    1. It's very convenient to have herbs in the garden because sometimes they are not available in the supermarket.

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  15. Your father indeed has a passion for gardening.. not everyone can do that... I for one do not have green fingers but loves to eat greens only... :)

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    1. Claire, quite hard also for you to maintain a garden since you travel so often :)

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  16. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a good hobby, you dad has planted his own organic vegetable, flowers, plants in his own garden. Kudos to uncle.

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    1. Yes, it is a good hobby. Very relaxing.

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  17. Your dad has green fingers and thumbs! His plants all growing so well. I am in the midst of tidying up my garden. Lots of hard and tiring work. Looking forward to see your garden.

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    1. My garden is still so messy hah..hah...

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  18. Hi Phong Hong,
    Your dad's garden is flourishing with lots of flowers, veggies and fruits! I would love to grow fruit trees, but no gardening space! So have to make do with plants in pots and containers! I have been busy lately with my veggies too! Gardening is hard work, my nephew commented that I have grown darker and "tan" now! hehe! Must be all the hours I spent in the garden during the last few months! :)

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    1. Hi Joyce! Maintaining a garden is a lot of work, I'll have to agree with you on that. I can't keep up with the weeds :( I would love a bigger garden and more time to spend on gardening. But alas, even with my little garden, it has grown into a belukar hah..hah..hah...

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