Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PEA'S FARM

[Before I start, please note that I have named my veggie patch as Pea's Farm, small but is slowly growing...]

After my successful batch of home-grown Hong Kong Choy Sum, I was even more determined to make good use of my veggie patch. I went to Tesco and grabbed more variety of vegetable seedlings and pray hard that it will grow. I do have this habit of checking my veggie patch every morning before going to work and every evening when I reach home.
Imagine my excitement when I see something tiny cracked out from the earth one fine morning. Anyway, these are the latest addition to my Pea's Farm (I am so gonna make a signage to put at my farm)

Baby Nai Bak... infant version of Bak Choy? Very crunchy and sweet. Don't they just look yummy?? Stir fry with lots of garlic and a dash of fish sauce. Yum yum...those baby nai bak I had before never tasted so good than those from Pea's Farm.
Baby Nai Bak

I have not come across any Malaysians who doesn't like Kangkung (tell me if you are one), Kangkung is also known as water convolvulus to some or morning glory in Thailand. Thanks to my mum-in-law, she told me not to harvest the whole plant but simply cut off the stem as the plant will regrow!!! So from a packet of seedlings that costs less than RM2, now I have unlimited supply of Kangkung. This will remain a long time resident of Pea's Farm!
Kangkung

Can you guess what plant is this??? Carrots!!! I have no idea when to harvest this so I think I am gonna leave it for another month or two. *Pea, Jieh Jieh make you heart-shaped carrots again yah*
Carrots

Shue Miu or potato leaves....another Malaysians favourite. Extremely easy and fast to grow. Stir fry it with sambal belacan or fermented beancurd (Fu Yue) and cili padi....yumzzz!!! Been growing this for months and I already had countless plates out from this patch. Permanent resident of Pea's Farm!
Shue Miew

Lastly, the Japanese cucumbers which grows better and BIGGER in Setia Alam..cool eh?? This I admit is Hubby's effort although I do play an important role from time to time, ahem..by watering the plant. The size of the cucumbers was amazing and it produces so many fruits at one go. Best eaten raw for its natural sweetness.
Cucumbers

Now now, what should I grow next??

45 comments:

Emile Zola@life said...

Amazing, you plant so many vege, respect you lar. Earlier I plant Japanese cucumber too, but half way die liao, I think the soil problem, maybe I should go Setia Alam to get some good soil, hahaha.

New Kid on the Blog said...

long beans, ladies finger, kangkung, tomato, etc... :)

babe_kl said...

gosh those cucumbers looked so good, thick and long! keep it up!!!

KY said...

plant durian :P

Live2Talk said...

Well done! I suggest egg plant next?

allie said...

you remind me of my aunt's farm.. they've planted lots of vege too..
ever try to plan brocoli?

Tummythoz said...

I'm so so so envious!

Maybe plant cilipadi?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

To-mah-to!! Your little farm would make my mum green with envy! =P

mimid3vils said...

some fruit maybe? But slower harvest~~ :P

Precious Pea said...

Emile: Did you plant it on the grown or pot? Initially we planted on pot, it didn't have enuff space to crawl. Mine, makan until tak habis! Hahaha!

nkotb: Cherry tomatoes sudah ada...hmm...i dont quite like long beans and ladies fingers wor.

babekl: Perfect for the hot weather isn't it??

KY: I wanted to but my Hubby said it will take 20 years to start fruiting wor..really that long meh???

live2talk: I tempted to grow pumpkin!!

allie: Broccoli seedlings expensive and was told it's difficult to grow.

tummythoz: I got LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of cili padi plants oledi.

Bangsar-Babe: I have a few cherry tomato plants oledi...very nice too!!

mimid3vils: Usually fruit trees will grow very big and have ants problem.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Amazing. Need to visit your farm soon! ^_^ Nothing like growing your own veges. Wish I had the perseverance.

Selba said...

Whoaaaaa... what a nice pea's farm! You got green thumbs! :)

At my mom's roof garden, she got kaffir lime, basil leaves, aloe vera, red chili padi, salam leaf, star fruit, water apple, and other plants which I'm not sure what they are, hehehe. Maybe you can also plant those in your farm :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

indeed a farm!!! when u inviting ppl over to taste all ur veges!?

coffeesncookies said...

how do you grow the shue miu ? I heard it's easy and does not attack much pest.
Hey, you look like you have a 'farm' , not a garden...

xin said...

passion fruits!!!! when they harvest, the satisfaction is ...indescribable!

ai wei said...

COOOL!!!! u have Japanese Cucumber! love to have them as cold dish! Yum

Chaokar said...

Well, i do the same, i would stare at my plants every morning before going to work.

I am staying in an apartment, so I've got some cili padi, mints, basil and 'chekor'

backStreetGluttons said...

some nice chicks would be perfect !

expired foodie said...

Wow!!!!

Used to dislike potato leaves & kangkung... But now I like them....

Looking forward to another invite over so can visit Pea Farm. ;)

我是阿诗! said...

Wow, your japanese cucumber is great..i think i should try it :)
If you like to eat balsam pear, please try it...also grow until tak boleh habis makan o!!

Precious Pea said...

Luscious Sista: You should try planting something...it can destress too!

Selba: Cool!!! i also have a few cili padi plant, kaffir lime, limau kasturi, serai, kari leafs, pandan, etc...comes in handy when I cook curry!

NJoe: Mine small scale only...unless you all don't mind me serving you only cucumbers to chew.

coffees and cookies: Shue Miu easiest to grow. Just take the stem and cucuk onto the ground. Water it daily and within a week or two, you will see it growing oledi. Yes...no pest attack too!

xin: Oooooo...i like your suggestion but where to get the seedlings? Are we able to grow it in tropical country?

ai wei: I so wanna make pickled cucumbers...those hot hot szechuan style.

chaokar: Cekor is the ginger rite??

BSG: Hahaha...i wouldn't mind but i the stench would freak my neighbours out.

expired foodie: Let me beautify my farm first before i open it up for tour..haha.

我是阿诗: Balsam pear?? Never heard it before. Gonna google it in a short while. But where to get the seeds?

fbb said...

omigoodness, your japanese cucumbers are impressive. did you ever remember the fairytale RAPUNZEL? the witch next door grew wonderful vegetables, and this pregnant woman looked at the garden and mengidam the veggies, so the husband went and stole some for her. the price, was their first born child to witch.
all for some greens.

but yeah, those cucumbers, WOW!

Tummythoz said...

Overflowing with envy-city (if ever there's such a word).

Will bring marketing basket when visit!

ntcy said...

wow...i love ur farm!!
btw, Balsam pear is commonly known as bitter gourd!!

thule a.k.a leo said...

well well well... free veggie from time to time. What can get better than this???
We have to pay RM5-RM10 when eating outside :( I wish that I have a place to grow veggie like you..

Nic (KHKL) said...

cool stuff, precious pea. your next project will be Pea's Salad Bar. ;D

xin said...

hmmmm lemme check with my parents where to get the passion fruit seeds. i will take a picture of my house garden when i go back tmr (johor). you will be very very very mesmerized. my parents even planted strawberries at home! gosh i cant wait to eat the passion fruits. long live passion! and u need only few months to harvest, but as the fruits sprout, u need to wrap them with plastic or paper to avoid bee stung

Raynebow said...

Wow...congrats! Nice farm u have there! The cucumbers r indeed impressive! I only have kunyit and basil in my place :(

UnkaLeong said...

I think you may need to re-fertilise the soil lor. Plant some legumes?

Cokeworld Citizen said...

grow watermelon~ The weather is killing people...

JuLeS said...

might want to pull out some of the carrot plants and eat them, so that the rest can grow bigger when they have more space.... they look a little cramped ;-)

gourmand extraordinaire said...

Strawberries? hehe....

Hazza said...

I only wish I could grow kangkung where I am. I buy imported ones from Thai occassionally.

terri@adailyobsession said...

wah wah!! i lov those cukes. how do u get them so straight? hey, lebanese cukes r very nice too. ok, let's see what u shd add to ur garden...i always hav italian flat leaf parsley, chinese chives, basil, chili padi, pandan, lemongrass n daun kesom. all r perenials meaning they live on n on. if only u can plant sayur manis there--they r NO maintenance plants.recently my maid grew pulut corn, very very tasty but takes about 3 months to harvest. ah, plant emperor's veg by the fence where there's lots of sunlight--very easy to grow. n a winter melon or two but u'd be in melb by harvest time...

vialentino said...

i wanna do a small farm like u...but worry dun have the time to take care ler....

rokh said...

wow! it really is a farm now!

noobcook said...

wow! Your garden is really flourishing ... you certainly has green fingers. I try to grow some edibles now and then but most of them died ;P

emily.t said...

Hi, lovely vege farm u have there!
Can't wait to have my own space someday, i'll most definitely grow my own vege! But the thing is, i'm no green thumb...=( Please do share more gardening tips esp on veges k. Thx! Btw, do you plant ur own parsley and spring onion??

ling239 said...

wow!! this is really cool ~ ^_^

i know kangkung and grow and grow... and carrot & peanut are the same, u never know when to dig them up hahahaaaaa....

ur Japanese cucumber no longer Japanese lar, so tai chek one!! u have to give them a new name d ^_^

xin said...

i posted a pic of passion fruit tree, u can hop over for a look :)

foodbin said...

how about a Abiu fruit tree?

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Look at your garden grow. So many vegetables. I like the variety of greens. I just planted some seeds so I'm eagerly anticipating their growth.

tigerfish said...

I envy you, you have the space for a farm. My farm is just constrained in a pot!

thenomadGourmand said...

salute!! fresh frm the farm! definitely not something u get commonly in KL ..
perhaps nx is some kampung "kai" for kampung eggs??

CUMI & CIKI said...

so ms.greenfingers.. is there anything you cannot do ?:P

 

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