Of Cabbages and Green Thumbs

Posted: September 25, 2008 in Sights

I have never been to Cameron Highlands (open to invitation, free board and meals included ?  thank you, thank you), and I still remember my friends showing me pictures of their excursion to Cameron- posing at the cabbage ‘farm’ with some gigantic looking cabbages seemed to be a ‘must-do’ thingy.

The first time I saw  cabbages grow – was by the roadside at one of the housing area at Serdang.

 Cabbages are beautiful, like a rose, don’t you think ? 

Emerald Rose

Emerald Rose

This is a very productive garden, when we chatted with Mr Green Thumb, he mentioned that at any one time he has 10 different types of vegetables growing in his ‘garden’, currently there are :  cabbage, lettuce, jagung, Chinese parsley, papaya, bittergoard, kalian, spinach, ladies finger,  long beans and  French beans .

I was gushing about his garden but Mr GT remains humble, and said that ‘everyone has a given talent /skill, well, mine is gardening, I do it as a hobby’.





Cabbage & Lettuce

Cabbage & Lettuce

 The vegetables are not for sale as  Mr GT plant them for his family own consumption ( although that looks like a lot of cabbages to consume by a family worr..maybe..breakfast : cabbage sandwich with a cup of cabbage tea, Lunch :  cabbage fried rice,cabbage soup ; Tea : cabbage ice cream and cabbage cupcakes, Dinner …..)   Eating cabbages is said to give gas..i wonder does the neighbor hear any weird noises….. 

French beans

French Beans

This garden is free from pesticides

Long Bean

Long Bean

For fertilizing  : baja tahi ayam and also vegetable wastes which were scattered on the flower bed

 As we complete our ‘tour’ Mr GT kindly gave us a very generous bunch of bayam..!! thank you for the generosity !

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

( origin of the rhyme is pretty morbid though : gasppp – I wonder is this true ahh ?http://www.rhymes.org.uk/mary_mary_quite_contrary.htm)


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