Thursday, December 23, 2010

Growing roselle: they are getting stronger

Seven Roselle plants are growing healthily, enjoying full sun exposure from dawn to dusk. The other day Wan Zainuddin came over and looked around the garden. At first he thought that row of seven roselle was bendi or lady's fingers. He grows roselle too but the leaves are much longer. I remembered searching through internet for information on roselle when I noticed UKM (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) had developed 3 new varieties of roselle (New varieties of roselle produced by UKM) .

 I don't know which particular variety I am growing even though I have been growing the same variety over three years. The original seed came from my sister's garden in Pantai Remis. So that variety had gone through quite a process of acclimatisation over in Pantai Remis, Putrajaya and now Tanah Merah, Kelantan, not forgetting friends throughout the country had these as giveaways. And the same variety of seeds had travelled far overseas to gardeners/bloggers gardens. That's what happen to a single seed pod of roselle from Rosiah's (my younger sister) garden in Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia.

 the row of seven roselle

getting bigger, greener and stronger

Soon there will be lovely pinkish flowers decorating these roselle plants
and fruits, juice and jam to follow.

Ealier post on Roselle:

 bangchik and kakdah
Tanah Merah Kelantan


  1. The roselle are looking grand...very healthy and green. How interesting that the seeds from your sister's plant have traveled around the world!!

  2. bang chik dgn kak dah tak duduk putrajaya dah ye...

  3. Your Roselle looking great! Healthy and green.
    Roselle have travel so far away from pantai remis!

  4. Wow Bangchik they are already big and growing beautifully. The fruits of your labor are already mirrored there!

  5. How come... your plants always grow up so fast and healthy...

  6. Your roselle have grown so tall since your last post on them! I sow mine but none germinate so have to ask my cousin again for the seeds..

  7. Roselle, a lovely name, and so grand looking.

  8. Theanne.
    Yea, seeds traveled so far, and yet I don't know the variety....

    yeap, dah pindah ke Tanah Merah sebulan lebih.

    Water, wind and animals are agents spreading seeds all over. Now, there are other agents like planes and ships......

  9. Andrea.
    Thanks. The weather, the sun has been very kind to allow roselle getting up to such health.

    I don't know why they responded so fast. May be they want me to forget Putrajaya garden and get on with Tanah Merah.

    Perculiar thing with seeds. I fail completely sometimes. But this time round, every single seed germinates and here they are, greening and grinning....

    ~bangchik and kakdah
    Tanah Merah, Kelantan.


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