Monday, 29 April 2013

Bhut Jolokia aka chilli from hell

Also known as Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich. Legendary variety, one of the world’s hottest peppers, if not the hottest, with readings in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville units. I only use 1/8 part of this pepper for cooking. with that amount it is still HOT!
 Yesterday my father use one of this pepper and a handful of purple pepper to make" sambal belacan". I warned him that this hot pepper is really hot but he just brushed off my warning. He becomes very quiet after he taste his "sambal " . Today he tells me that it was so hot he can hardly breathe, his  lips were swollen and his tongue was on fire. He nicknamed it " the chili from hell"

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Priscilla is coming

This is the second gladiolus that is flowering this month, it is Priscilla again. I loves the details on the flower, ruffle edge, spot of bright pink intersperse with lighter pink and yellow throat, the flower is bigger too.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Plant hunting in Cameron Highland

Last Saturday i had a meeting in Cameron Highland. I arrives on late Friday afternoon, went straight to MARDI, 30 minutes before it  was closed, managed to buy 2 pots of raspberry seedlings, a pot of lavender stoeches and this plant with a needle like leaves and ruby red flower. ( forget its name but it is .......glow)


bought it last year , died after 3 months

bought again ....... glow plant

lavender stoeches/ french lavendar

2 nd raspberry seedling

At night I went to night market and bought bought 2 pots of strawberry which are laden with fruits. There are 3 strawberry plants in each pot. I'll try to propagate strawberry from this runner.


this pot has 2 runner

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Giant Russian sunflower

The name says it all. It grow to the height of 7 feet.  The flower is big as each plant will produce a single flower. However this is the first time the flower head is droopy, i hope it is heavy because it is laden with seeds. Maybe after this i can try homemade organic roasted giant sunflower seeds.