Saturday, October 11, 2014

Curry Leaves Plant Seeds

My good friend Gert sent these berries of the curry leaves plant. I am very excited to grow these seeds. The berries have a sweet taste with a strong curry leaves smells. I soaked the seeds for couple of hours and planted them in a potting soil mix with some perlite. I moistened the soil. Following Gert's instruction, I then placed them in a zip lock plastic bag to retain moisture. It has been 2weeks now an I only see tiny green leaves. I couldn't take their picture since they are so tiny and might not show up on camera. I will update you when the plant mature. I have counted the seeds. I have about 21 seeds and am anxious to see how many of them will germinate.
The picture above is the curry leaves plant producing more babies at the base even after I have prune them last year. I will prune them again soon.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Malabar Spinach

I was looking for some Malabar spinach and one of my friend gave me this type instead.
The plant was easy to grow. I thought the plant will vine up so I put the fence. However, in the end the plant doesn't seems want to vine up. This is definitely a different type of Malabar spinach. The taste is sour and it was good for the health. I have harvested the dried flowers and will use the seeds to grow for next year.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Roselle

I am excited to see the fruits from the roselle plants. As of this date, I have yet to see any flowers. That means I will not get the fruit. But I will never give up. I am sure the flower will appear soon. I have cleaned out the weeds around the plant and I started watering the plants. we have not receiving any rain for weeks.
I am glad to learned that the leaves are edible. The taste is a bit sour and almost similar to the tamarind.
A bunch of roselle leaves like this will make a good side dish. I can also add meat to the dish. It taste good. Roselle is said to have some good minerals.

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