Saturday, January 12, 2008

Green Fingers, Red Fingers......

I'm sure most of us are very familiar with the term 'green fingers'...which I am not.

Anyway...just wanna share what I have in my garden. It is a small garden, not many things can be planted, so, I opt for the useful plants.
These plants are the one that was initially planted at my back garden, but since we're in the process to move to KL soon, I replanted them in pots to bring to KL. I just choose a few that I use a lot, since we rent a small apartment in KL, so couldn't bring all of them.

The 'infamous' curry leaves...

Oooo...it's the 'Pandan' leaves.



'Kucai'...hmmm...anybody knows what we called this in English? Chives?


This is my beloved bird's eye chillies...have to leave this one... I didn't plant this. It grows on its own. Must be from the bird's droppings..:)

Always need this 'daun kesum' for my 'laksa' and 'asam pedas'. BTW, did u notice the lemongrass at the back (right) and aloe vera ( this is very useful for minor burns, etc).

Turmeric.



Kaffir lime (limau purut), I have to leave this too..it's quite huge. I planted it in a huge pot.

Lime tree. (also have to leave this)


I need help for this one. This is one of my 'ulam' plant. Have been planting and eating this like forever. Even my mum is not sure what's the name. The only thing that she said that, it's better to eat it in odd numbers everyday. That's what my sis-in-law said too.
Anybody knows? How about you Shook? You must be familiar with all kind of 'ulam'. :):)

22 comments:

neeza shahril said...

drNO, i really love you!! hehehe.. jgn salah paham. I love trees especially ulam ulaman. I wish I could plant all of them here. Curry leaves ada kat sini. penting tu. kalau tidak tak sedap kari. Daun pandan takde. nak buat nasi lemak susah sangat. balik cuti nanti, kena cari kot and tanam. hopefully hidup la. daun tu rasanya orang panggil sireh cina. tak tahulah nape sebab tak rupa sireh pun. lagi satu, cina makan sireh ke? hehehee...

shook said...

Noi, bnyknya koleksi ulam. Great effort.. Pokok tu seakan2 pucuk putat probably putat kampung (Baringtonia racemosa) sbb pokoknya kecil...putat selalunya pokok besar.. Bnyk jenis putat - putat kecil, putat hutan and putat kampung..I pernah mkn pucuk tu but I need to double check ....I rasa putat...may be org lain ada pandangan lain...

idham said...

:) memang sah drNO berjari jari hijau.....sungguh subur segar megar those plants.....

so, finally dapat rumah di kawasan mana d KL?

selamat berpindah...

if u need a transit place - just let me know.

kunci ada dgn my anak di KL.

idham

Cat Cat said...

drNO,
You really have a green thumb... Cili padi tu senang tumbuh ya... Kalau Cath dapat cari pokok cili padi ni kat USA, mau hari2 cicah my food with cili padi with soy sauce..

HLiza said...

Laa..nak pindah KL dah..tak dapatlah kita dating kat Ipoh. Anyway, mungkin jodoh kita kat KL nanti he he.. I planted some bunga kertas when I was pregnant last year..but now that I've delivered and the baby had grown big, the plants died.Blame the hot Ipoh sun and the laziness..he he..

drNO said...

neeza- sebenarnya my Mr AB mmg suka mkn ulam tiap kali mkn nasi. so, kat rmh Ipoh ni mmg ada la tanam ulam raja, selom, pegaga, etc kat belakang rmh.
tp semua tu terpaksa la tinggal...
mmg susah kalau xde pokok2 semua tu kat keliling rmh, sbb kdg2 tgh2 msk baru tercari2 serai la, daun kunyit la.

drNO said...

shook- may be la tu. I have no idea what it is. tp daun tu x pahit la...yg pahit2, i x mkn...hehhehe...

drNO said...

idham- I never consider myself with 'greenfingers'. My mum is...semua yg dia tanam mesti subur.
mine- pure luck, tanam n tinggalkan, bila ada mood, siram la, bila teringat nk ltk baja, ltk baja. my Mr. AB langsung x minat pokok2 ni.

well, rent an apartment in melawati. tp x tahu lg bila nk pindah... luvvv ipoh... syg nk tinggal this big house for a small apartmen...huaauhhh...

ok...thanks...

drzeze said...

wow terpesona dengan ulam dan pokok herba di rumah you..semuanya ada.My daun kunyit yang adapun berebut ngan caterpillar..selalunya dia yang menang ehehe...
Ipoh ya dekatnyer.tak sempat nak dating dah pindah ye?..
selamat berpindah and take care

drNO said...

catcat- so far, mmg sng tumbuh pokok cili padi. tabur je biji dia kat tanah, after a few days tumbuh la.
but that's over here. not sure with the weather there.



HLiza- belum officially pindah. mungkin rezeki kita nak jumpa ada lagi. Next year, u pindah kl kan?

drNO said...

drzeze- kat ipoh je ni. mungkin ujung bln kot pindah kl. sayang nak tinggal ipoh.
pokok2 ni pun slalu berebut dgn caterpillar.
tp caterpillar lagi suka pokok bunga cina...in one night boleh abih satu pokok. lemak kot daun dia...hehhe

Anonymous said...

i've been eating ur ulam and everything 'green leaves' since forever and u dunno the name. Oh my goodness!!

hehe... Thanx for the green leaves and the 'pahit' one as well. As im the yg tolong habiskan ur ulam..

AB

I Cook4Fun said...

Wish I have all this plants in my deck. Someone gave me a pokok pandan but it didn't survived and I don't mind having the limau purut and tumeric plant for my rendang. Sini limau purut cost over $40 a pound. Mahal kan!!

drNO said...

AB- how about you?? u've been eating all that all this while, without knowing what u'r eating...:):)
yup...i planted those 'ulam' for u, since u have to have ulam during meal...not like me...heheh...
p/s- AB- thanks for the delicious meal while u r at home :)

drNO said...

ICook4Fun- most of this doesn't suit the weather there. yup that is expensive...
but when the urge of malaysian food come...wouldn't mind spending some money for it...right?

PrincessJournals said...

wow! u have all the main thing in ur garden. i susah nak cari some stuff but my friends yg dpt cari those stuff usually dont mind sharing w me (like icook4fun) ;). i do wish i get to tanam limau kasturi tho. sambal belacan ak sama w/o them. :(

p.s. i pun hantu ulam. paling teruk pun i mesti ada timun untuk buat ulam. petai memang bertahun dah tak makan sbb takut michael pengsan! lol!

flush said...

pindah kl?? hosp mana plak tu..

kalau la ada pick-up, rasa nak borong je pokok2 semua tu, esp daun limau purut & daun kesum.. susah betul nak tanam pokok2 tu..

Mak Su said...

hai.. salam kenal... rajin ya berbudi pada tanah...

drNO said...

princessjournals- can't imagine la kat sana. mesti missed those stuff from here.
tp my pokok limau kasturi tu x bbuah2 pun lagi




flush- nanti if kitorg dah tahu bila nk pindah, boleh la dtg angkut limau purut tu. x la besar sgt, sbb dah cantas2 'pruning'. dah 6thn tanam tu.




maksu- x la rajin sgt...malas jugak bab2 menyiram pokok ni. nasib baik hujan slalu. lagipun suma tu pokok yg mudah hidup..:)

inabest said...

wow, byknye pokok! n mmg useful pn ade pokok2 tu in KL. cheaper :D

zaitgha said...

wahh...you are moving to KL? if i had known earlier i would offer you my apt near Wangsa Maju.....

just love your daun kunyit...so green....

kak_rusnah said...

Salam Dr.No....Kak rus rasa pokok ulam tu namanya Pokok Sirih Cina...Kak rus pun ada tanam.Rasanya tawar tidak pahit.OK..Bye..