Brassica pekinensis is one of the most important vegetables in China and Japan

Brassica pekinensis (Chinese Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Peking Cabbage, Celery Cabbage) Chinese Cabbage or Napa Cabbage is one of the most important vegetables grown in China and Japan. It is widely cultivated in the above-mentioned countries for its edible leaves and stem. Plant Peking Cabbage in your garden as you will be ensured that they are […]

Arachis hypogaea is one of the important oilseed crops in the world

Arachis hypogaea (Groundnut, Peanut, Earthnut, Monkey Nut, Kachang Goreng/Tanah in Malay) Groundnut or Peanut is grown for its edible seeds and its oil, making it one of the important oilseed crops in the world. It’s also a major food crop species of global importance. Peanuts serve not only as a favorite food product for humans, […]

Zea mays has become a staple food in many parts of the world

Zea mays (Maize, Corn, Sweet Corn, Indian Corn, Jagung in Malay) Maize or Corn has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice. It is a valuable cereal, food and fodder crop. The United States of America is the largest producer of corn in […]

Tropaeolum majus produces flowers in kaleidoscopic colours

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress) Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress produces long-lasting  and kaleidoscopic flowers as well as attractive foliage that are water lily-like. However, the downside is it self-seeds readily and may pop up in places where they are not wanted. No wonder, this beautiful plant is considered invasive in […]

Ipomoea quamoclit with blooms in gorgeous shades of red, pink, rose and white

Ipomoea quamoclit (Cypress Vine, Cardinal Creeper/Vine, Star Glory, Hummingbird Vine) Cypress Vine or Hummingbird Vine is a magnificent climber with captivating  star-shape flowers that comes in shades of scarlet red, pink, rose and white. Grow this Cardinal Creeper in your garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to the brightly coloured blossoms.