Monday, September 13, 2010

Farming


Freshly plucked jackfruit (nangka) from my garden. Well actually not MY garden essentially since im not the one taking care of it :P 

See the whitish goo spewing out from the 'batang'? Yummy! LOL...

Im not a big fan of jackfruit myself. Do you know that despite the hardy shell it has, it actually becomes soft when its ripe? As in when you press the shell, the shell actually indents inside a little bit. 

You want somemore? Here you go.


See how 'fertile' the jackfruit tree is! Yat dai cao dangling there! (A whole bunch dangling). Its kinda fun. I don't mean fun in things dangling, but its fun to pluck fruits with your bare hands on a fresh weekend morning :)

By the way, see the new header pic with sunlight-backlit leave? Its taken from the a ciku tree, right beside the jackfruit tree. That is how ciku leaves looks like. Sorry for the poor quality picture because I just snap with my phone. A little description on ciku:


The ciku fruits

The ciku tree is evergreen, has a conical crown and can grow up to 30 m in height. Its bark is light-grey and becomes fissured with age. The plant with all its parts has a white latex. Young twigs of the plant are covered in a woolly layer. Its leaves are spirally arranged, dark green and pointed. It has a stalk measuring between one to three cm. Ciku flowers are white, fragrant, solitary and bisexual. They have six free sepals in two whorls on the outside. The petals are joined in a corolla tube with six lobes and six stamens and six staminodes. The ovary is superior and it has a single style. The flowers remain open even at night. The major flowering period for sapodilla in Singapore is in the month of May. Ciku fruits are brown, round or oblong, with a thin skin. The flesh is sweet, soft and reddish-brown. The fruits have very few seeds in them that are hard, black, elongated, flattened and shiny.


Interesting right? :P

Sis Mary has been lamenting about her work again. She is tired of working and living in the big city apparently. Tired of demanding job, tired of horrendous traffic jams, tired of being lonely, tired of losing herself in the midst of it all, I supposed. Her plan is to resign some time next year and get some time off. Does that even constitute a plan? I would advise her to at least find another more suitable job before handling out the letter. Or she could startup some low cost business or something. 

Im kinda fed up with my work too. Perhaps I should join her rank after another year of being cheap labour to the Malaysian gomen. Any low cost business idea, anyone? Gardening??? What would you do? Come shoot me with ideas!

15 comments:

Gratitude said...

I thought you were gonna proceed to talking about your sai cao. lolz
+Ant+

Legolas said...

I like nangka, but not as much as my favourite the guava. You have an orchard somewhere?

Skyhawk said...

Hahaha...so young sudah fed-up with your job...anyway, I like nangka!

pikey said...

I have not eaten jackfruit for a very long time liao.. and the only gardening I can do is at my balcony pot plants, lols

Koala Express said...

got koala tree? :P i prefer cempedak. got?

blue said...

@anton: whats 'sai cao'? sounds like foul language lolx

@legolas: if i have an orchard i won't have to stick my butt in the office everyday lo. Can become farmer already! Just a small garden beside the house nia.

blue said...

@skyhawk: what to do...already picked the wrong path! Im not a fan of nangka, but i like mangos!

@pikey: you are doing your bit towards more green environment. Thumbs up to you!

@koala: got, in australia mah. Didn't you swim to malaysia from aus? lolx. Cempedak? You think i live in a bungalow land meh..where got space to plant so many things?

[SK] said...

i've only seen the fruits but really never seen the trees before!! wow, i thot jackfruits grow separately instead~~ :D

blue said...

wow nice spanking new profile pic there, SK! So now you know they can all grow in a bunch lor haha...

3quarks said...

'its fun to pluck fruits with your bare hands on a fresh weekend morning' <-- i definitely agree on that! If I could, I would want to be a farmer... having a big farm with all the fruit trees and animals. real one, not farmville:)

blue said...

hey 3 quarks, u know what? my sis said exactly the same thing! You two would probably make a great pair! ROFL....

Chris said...

Actually i like to eat nangka.. But many ppl dun like..

blue said...

u sound like eating nangka is a sin...haha...I usually give face to mum by eating one or two piece only LOL...

shane said...

i wan nangka! XD

blue said...

cum, shane! i give you a treat! LOL