Friday, 4 November 2016

My Garden Is Not A Buffet


I have been keeping a keen eye on my garden lately. Looking out for pesky critters which think that my garden is akin to The Lemon Garden Cafe of Shangri-la.

Betul ke ni Cekur? Tak berani makan. Takut mati pulak Cik Kak kita ni.

Behold my lovely Cekur (Sand Ginger). It was doing quite well. Even producing these cute purple flowers.


Even after having confirmed that this is Cekur, I still dare not eat it just in case (scared die). 


Then one day, this happened to my lush Cekur.


Who there?!

Kurang asam betul sekor ni.

Eeekkkss!!! 


Tsk! Tsk!


I captured it in action as it languidly slides its way on my precious plant.

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Naughty snail! I shall now send you into exile.

39 comments:

  1. Oh dear, so sad, the plant become.....

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  2. The moment I saw the title....I knew the critters were back! ;) Well, the snail said, "If you're not going to eat it, I am!" :D Hmmm, how do you eat cekur?

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    1. The cekur root is used in some nonya cooking. I had some comments telling me that the one I have is not edible >.<

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  3. Siput pun suka makan cekur yg segar dari ladang tu heheee...

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  4. Hi, i think this is not sand ginger (cekur). Cekur have white flowers n not stripe on leaves. I've seen this type in one of the temples n they said it's not for consumption

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    1. Oh! Thanks, Delia. Luckily I did not eat any >.<

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  5. So you took the snail and threw it outside? erh... into your neighbour's garden? Eeks!

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    1. What happened to the snail is classified information. LOL!

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  6. I would suggest that you brush with thick salt water around your pots. We learnt at our school's science lab that "siput babi amat peka kepada garam".... It would kecut and guarantee to turn away.

    I need to caution you that I posted once about my company's dinner gathering at Lemon Garden of Shang's. Their HR from HKG office sent me 2 emails requesting me, to at least add their website links to the word Lemon Garden so that readers will know how to get there. Stay tuned for the efficient email as they have internet radars to track any gossips worldwide. In return, I got no free voucher or discounts, so I will never talk about them again. Wakakakaka

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I shall wait for the Shangrila warning. LOL!!

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    2. LOLOL... Not warning lah, they are actually happy when we promote them.

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  7. Hi Phong Hong
    wah..u tanam cekur ya..
    believe it or not.. for me kalau ada dish yang required
    cekur dalamnya I pasti tak letak sebab tak suka,(the smell) hehehe..
    mayb kalau I yang tanam cekur will also like u tak makan cuma tanam & buat tengok aje..hehe

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    1. Hi Ayu! Orang kata yang PH punya tak boleh makan hah..hah.. takpe lah, just tengok bunga purple tu pun tak apa.

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  8. Oh dear!!! The shop here wanted me to try out one all-natural pesticide they are selling, for free but I don't see any pests in my garden. Hehehehehe!!!

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  9. Your purple cekur flowers so pretty. Mine is white flowers and mine is confirmed edible because I bought the tuber from the wet market stall. But we didn't know what to do with the cekur.

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    1. Someone informed that mine is not edible :( The roots of the cekur is used in some nonya dishes.

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  10. Sama problem dengan kaknoor PH siputttt tu jadi tetamu tak di undang, habis pucuk cekur kaknoor, sampai terpaksa letak tempt tinggi supaya siput tkdpt panjat, sejak pindah tempt tinggi dah ok no more siput lgi dan my cekur pun semakin subur hee tpi yg bunga nya putih je belum ada yg bunga purple tu, minta cikit!!! Hahaa muka tk malu ni

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    1. Kak Noor, no problem, PH boleh beri Kak Noor yang purple ni. Cekur ni senang nak tanam. PH punya, cekur batik kut sebab ada pattern kat daun. Siput ni memnag kacau, silap silap haribulan, satu pokok dia baham.

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  11. but your garden looks so irresistibly delicious ... a smorgasbord of greens ... how can a humble snail resist such a feast ;)

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  12. Rainy season and I spotted those snails in my plants lately.

    Love your flowers.

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    1. These snails are frequent visitors lately :(

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  13. Both you and Nancy love gardening

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  14. So sad to see the cekur plant become like that ~>_<~

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  15. Reminded me of the plate of escargots I ordered the other night in town! hahahaa...

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  16. I recently did an organic gardening course - just an introduction. It was held at a wonderful little farm about an hour's drive from KL. The owner told us that he had no prior experience in gardening and called his farm the "Google farm" because everything he had learned about organic gardening came from YouTube or the elsewhere on the Internet. ;-)

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    1. That's great! If I had a chance I would like to take such a course too. Yes, I read about that farm. I really salute the owners!

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  17. Is it cekur PH. Why daun dia bulat bulat. Bukan cekur daun dia panjang panjang ke?

    Kalaulah betul cekur, rugi tak makan tau PH. Aroma dia mmg best. Kalau rebus kerang letak daun cekur ni pun best!
    Normally org Melayu letak dalam kuah pecal / gado gado.

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    1. Hainom, tak sure lah.... Takut makan, nanti masuk hospital.... I love pecal and gado-gado tau. One day I want to masak :)

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  18. Wah! Tanam cekur ye... macam2 masakan boleh guna cekur ni terutaman dalam masakan Jawa. Saya pun ada tanam juga, tapi siput tak sudi "kiss' may cekur pulak he he heee....

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    1. Siput takut pada Amie punya cekur kot hah..hah... Tapi PH takut nak makan sebab macam tak sure OK ke.

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