Daucus carota are one of the ten most important vegetable crops in the world

Daucus carota (Carrot, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace) Carrots are one of the ten most economically important vegetable crops in the world. Besides being a tasty and edible root veggie, the carrots have medicinal usage. Eating carrots on a regular basis helps to prevent gastric ulcers, regulate high blood pressure and diabetes as well as detoxify […]

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 […]

Antirrhinum majus, the cultivated garden snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus (Common/Garden Snapdragon) We came across these gorgeous beauties at one of the many nurseries along Sungai Buloh road less than two years ago. There were many plants with numerous colourful flowers that fascinated us so! Thus, we happily grabbed a pot of light pink-coloured garden snapdragon that cost us RM8.90 without hesitation. This garden plant is commonly […]

Dianthus species and hybrids are astoundingly colourful!

Dianthus species and hybrids (Carnation, Pink, Sweet William), Nov 3 2013 We came across these astoundingly colourful beauties sometime in November 2013 and were instantaneously charmed by them. There were several potted plants with many striking colours that it was somewhat difficult to nail our selection. Hence, we carefully chose colours that were rarely seen in our small garden. One […]