Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fig update

My figs are growing however different variety has different growth rate. Brown California (seller cannot identify its variety, some people claim it Beall, it is from California and fruit appear purplish brown hence brown California) variety is very vigorous, followed by Turkish fig and white genoa, Black Madeira and berbera are the slowest and the rest is in the middle group. Last weekend  i managed to pot a few varieties of figs. 

To those whom i do not reply to their comment i apologised because i was very busy. Usually my younger brother  or younger sister help me with my blog ( writing post, answering comment etc) but now both have flown the nest . Starting from today i think there will be fewer post. I was asked whether i want to sell my cutting. For now i have few varieties of fig plant (Black Madeira, Black mission, brown California, and celesta) that i grown for my consumption.


various varieties of fig plant

3 months old brown california aka beall

very vigorous sapling

the fruits: photo from seller

black Madeira. photo from ebay

black madeira, black mission, celesta and brown California

Sal Gene

the fruit: photo from seller


photo from ebay

green jordan and madeleine

dauphine, celesta,white genoa and  black madeira
potted 2 months ago

black madeira

adriatik: first fig plant from cutting
                                                            potted 4 months ago
various turkish fig
          hardening off rooted cutting
brunswick,hardy chicago, texas blue giant,sal's gene, black berbera

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Lavendar: after 3 years

I have receives many email asking me whether i ‘m willing to sell my lavender plant.  For those who are interested you can buy potted lavender at MARDI Cameron Highland and if i’m not mistaken at cold storage in KLCC.  But be prepared to be disappointed, my seed grown lavender only bloom once, on reaching maturity during first year, last 2 years it never bloom.

potted lavendar and fig

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Left over veggie

            I finally get tired of waiting for arugulas to produce seeds. After 15 months today i decided to pull out arugulas and use the pots to grow other veggie. After cleaning the first pot i notice flower bud in second pot. My curiosity spares the arugulas life in second pot.

small flower bud

This red giant mustard is almost 2 months old, I’ve eaten the rest, and this is the only one which is left behind. I’m still undecided whether to eat it or to let it go to seed. Young the mustard is spicy, and i think the spiciness get stronger as it matures.

Purple sprouting broccoli peeking in between red giant mustard leaves

Newly planted:2 weeks old red giant mustard

Gardening is good for the body and soul. It also teaches me a few life lessons.  Patience is a virtue. Do not be afraid to experiment, failed or made new discovery even if it appear insignificant.  Arugula is suppose to bolt when temperature get high but after 8 months  of hot summer and 2 monsoon season  only it decide to flower. My advice for those who plant arugula in the tropics is to pick it when it still young as it get  spicier as it aged and be prepared to buy new seeds each time you want to plant it