Friday, May 27, 2011


I bought the young lemon seedling from a nursery about two and a half years ago. Waited very patiently for it to flower. It finally did, in February.  I was so excited!

After almost four months, it is now as big as a ping-pong ball.

I wonder how much longer must I wait before I could harvest, there are only three fruits! From what I read from the internet websites, lemon will mature about 6 months later. Now I am wondering whether is this lime or lemon, as I could not remember which variety of lemon I bought, I only remembered that I paid for a lemon plant. Could this mistakenly be lime?
Guess I've got to wait for a couple of months more, hopefully they will turn yellow, like lemons do!

Happy Gardening !

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Long Bean, Harvest

I harvested only ONE long bean today!

 The first long bean from the plant

 The second long bean, should be ready to be harvested in about two days time.

This is the fourth and fifth beans, probably will harvest in about three days time. 

 More flowers growing at the top of the beans!

Could not help measuring the first bean.... 

a beautiful 20-inches long! 

Long bean, the product from this beautiful flower, amazing, isn't it?

Spotted a few more flowers, not as many as I had hoped, but it makes me happy!

Happy Gardening !

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Long Beans Debut!

My Long Beans Plant finally decided to flower!

Found about half a dozen flowers a few days ago!

They bloomed very prettily and most of them dropped off, where are the beans?

Only found one so far! 

Pot of kangkung

Ladies Fingers (Okra)

My harvest :  Kangkung, Spring Onions, Chives and Ladies Fingers

I have harvested a total of 2.2kg of spring onions from a packet of sprouted onions bought for only less than RM1.00! Wow! Definitely my favourite veggie, my house's favourite!

Happy Gardening !

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strange creature!

Anyone know what insect or bug this creature is?

 Found it crawling up the leaf of my yam plant a few days ago.

 Slowly making it's way up.

 Looks like it has found a perfect spot to rest.

 It stayed this way hanging down for 10 minutes.... then I have other things to do!

Found this when I was pruning some leaves at my backyard a couple of days later, did not know from which plant, it just crawls onto my kitchen counter, probably from the leaves. It is really small, only 1cm!  I do not know whether this is the same one or there are more than one! Probably the same one, notice the two white cushiony "pillows" on its back, it wasn't there a couple of days earlier when I spoted it.

 I find it fascinating! It looks like some small rotten wood with some blue plastic stuck to it at a glance. I have seen this creature a number of times at my backyard. Wondering what it is. Anyone knows?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


to all mothers!

4 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mommy can do anything! 
8 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE Y Naturally , Mother doesn't know that , either!
16 YEARS OF AGE Y Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE Y That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE Y Well , she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE Y Before we decide , let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE Y Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE Y Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Here's wishing you a sweet and wonderful day with your family!

Have fun!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Long Beans, where are you?

My Long Bean plants are growing very lush and healthy.....but where are the flowers?

Photo taken on 17/03

Photo taken this morning

I have two of these planted in the ground near my belimbing tree, supported by the recycle TV antenna. These plants are already four months old and they are not showing any signs of flowering yet! According to my neighbour's friend, who used to grow lots of long beans, I should prune the leaves to make way for the flowers, and what shall I do with the leaves, boil it in soup! My neighbour told me that the leaves can be cooked in ikan bilis soup, and it is very tasty. Have any of you tried eating the leaves before? I never knew the leaves can be eaten! Did a search from the net, and found out that the young and tender stems and leaves can be eaten. So I cut some leaves this morning and cook it in some ikan bilis soup, surprisingly it is quite good, taste a little bit like our local spinach. The young and tender leaves are nice, but the big ones are tough. This is just a trial, as I was very curious how it will taste like! Will be cooking it again when I have time to prune the leaves these few days. 

Found a leech under one of the leaves and ....

a couple of snails, no wonder they love to eat the leaves, the young and tender leaves tastes good!


Harvested more spring onions today!

Harvested half a kilo of spring onions, 528gm! And this is just from one container, I have two more containers that I will harvest soon! This is definitely my favourite veggie to plant!