Thursday, June 18, 2009

Crawling up, toad bitter gourds.

A different kind of bitter gourds, commonly known here as peria katak [ toad gourd]. Three plants altogether, one has reached the top of the trellis, while the other two are a bit slower. These plants really look delicate, equipped with very fine tentacles....... So the plant really grow since I last introduce them in this blog 17th of May 2009. [ click: Giving toad bitter gourds a try]

toad bitter gourds
peria katak

the only petola
also known as Luffa or scientific name Luffa acutangula
We just want the two plants, toad bitter gourds and luffa to share the same trellis to see if multiculturalism is more than just WORD,
relating to a post written a blotanist,
catmint [ click: multiculturalism in the garden ]


  1. Hello orang PutraJaya..glad to see your greens are cultivating multiculturalism there..:)

  2. I saw bitter gourds yesterday when I was at the international market in Virginia Beach. I didn't get one because I don't know how to cook it -- so, Bangchik, can you oblige. I will be back down that way in a few weeks!

  3. I love this planting! Are you using the shells as a way to just hold the planting together or were the seeds left in last years gourds?

    Any luck with the fennel yet?

  4. > FJL, Orang Keningau.

    Multiculturalism is what life should be..., even when they are fighting for space, water and nutrient, they do need one another... They do have some support system, to ensure equilibrium is always there..

    How cold is Keningau now?

    > Joanne..,

    It is always fun, trying out new things and improving as we go on.... Soon it will flower, a couple of weeks from now.

    ~ bangchik

  5. > islandgardener

    One of the earlier post, display Kakdah skills at bitter gourd cooking. [Saturday, April 4, 2009 bitter gourd in frying pan!] .. click bitter gourds at LABEL and you will see.

    But of course, you can apply some creativity to suit your liking and inclination. No harm in trying..... haha.

    > theurbanfieldguide

    I suppose shells you are referring to are the brown half circle things circling the plants. These are coconut husk. They do provide some protection from my own feet! and they do contain the soil whenever there is heavy rain. When the day is hot, coconut husk will cool the soil a little bit....

    It takes years for coconut husks to decompose, so they can be used over and over again to protect new plants.....

    ~ bangchik


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