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Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba)  皇宮菜or潺菜

2017-04-06 Malabar Spinach越南潺菜 (2) - Copy

Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is a common item in Asian supermarket. 皇宮菜or潺菜是亞洲超市常見的蔬菜.

Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Fast growing.  Small white flowers in summer to fall.  Berries turn black when ripe.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window.  Suitable for growing in containers.  Medicinal.  Self seeds easily.

又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值.  容易自行落子繁殖.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba                                       https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5                            http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/

Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Lacinato’) 恐龍羽衣甘藍

Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea  ‘Lacinato’) 恐龍羽衣甘藍

2017-03-13 Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato') 恐龍羽衣甘藍 (3) - Copy

Dinosaur Kale or Lacinato Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Lacinato’) seeds. 恐龍羽衣甘藍的種子.

Tender perennial (usually annual sometimes biennial in warm region) leafy vegetable.   Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Small white flowers in summer.  Self seeds easily.  Mature size:1.5′-2′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds.

不耐寒多年生草本 (通常是一年生有時在溫暖氣候區是二年生)葉菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處.  夏開白色小花. 容易自行結子繁殖. 成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacinato_kale                                http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51765/                                        https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E6%81%90%E9%BE%99%E7%BE%BD%E8%A1%A3%E7%94%98%E8%93%9D

Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) 玫紅山黧豆

Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) 玫紅山黧豆


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seed pods and seeds. 玫紅山黧豆的種莢與種子.


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seeds. 玫紅山黧豆的種子.


Tuberous sweetpea (Lathyrus tuberosus) seed germination rather easy! 玫紅山黧豆種子還蠻容易孵的!

Cold hardy perennial/climber with edible roots (as root vegetable in Europe) and fragrant flowers! Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in close to moist soil.  Rosy pea fragrant flowers in late spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Long blooming time.  Good for cut flower.  Tuberous roots can be harvest in next following years.  Roots after cooked is very delicious!  Seeds are toxic if ingested.  USDA Zones:4-10.  Mature size:2′-4′(H/L) X 3″-1′(W).  Propagate by seeds, bulbs/tubers, layering or division.   Self seeds easily.  This climber require structure to cling on.

極耐寒強健的多年生草本爬藤,它是歐洲常見根莖類蔬菜並能開有香味的花!  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照的偏濕潤土壤中.  春末到秋末開粉紅色有香味的花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  花期很長.  適合切花. 膨大的地下根莖來年就可以開始採收.  煮食料理後非常好吃!  種子有小毒不可食用.  耐寒也耐熱.  成熟株高2-4呎,寬幅3吋到1呎.  繁殖方式以種子,球根/地下根莖或分株方式來進行.  植株容易自行落子繁殖.  雖株高不高仍須設矮籬/網助其攀爬.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/82502/#b  http://www.globalspecies.org/ntaxa/770862


Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty (Ricotia lunaria) 十字紫羅蘭

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty (Ricotia lunaria) 十字紫羅蘭

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2016-06-08十字紫羅蘭 (1) (Medium)

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty (Ricotia lunaria) seedling is growing the true leaves. 十字紫羅蘭小苗長出本葉了.

2016-05-25十字花-1 (Medium)

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty (Ricotia lunaria) 十字紫羅蘭

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty seeds. (Ricotia lunaria) 十字紫羅蘭的扁圓形種子.

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty seeds. (Ricotia lunaria) 十字紫羅蘭的扁圓形種子.

2016-08-24 十字紫羅蘭 (Medium)

Maltese Cross Ricotia/Egyptian honesty (Ricotia lunaria) ripe seed pods and seeds. 十字紫羅蘭的成熟種夾與種子.

This pretty annual wildflower has Maltese cross shape pink/mauve flowers in early spring to early summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Easy to grow in full sun location. Mature size:  Self seed easily.

十字花科紫羅蘭屬的一年生草花. 原生於中東及地中海區域.  不是常見的一年生草花.  屬名來自植物學家的名字,種名以其種子扁圓如月而來的學名. 容易栽種. 最好栽種於全日照處.  粉紅色十字型花於春天開到夏季. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.    成熟株高:  容易自行落籽繁殖.

Reference link: 參考網站資料連結:


Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens)山香/山粉圓

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens)山香/山粉圓

2015-12-16 008 (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seeds. 山香/山粉圓的種子.

Flowers see link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_suaveolens#/media/File:Hyptis_suaveolens_(Vilayti_Tulsi)_in_Hyderabad,_AP_W_IMG_0117.jpg

2015-12-16 009 (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seeds absorb water quickly and then chilled after adding flavor and sweetener, it became a refreshing drink/dessert! 山香/山粉圓的種子遇水吸收後外皮脹大變白,加入甜味及香味冰鎮即成清涼飲品/甜點.

2016-04-11山粉圓 (1) (Medium)

Pignut/Wild Spikenard (Hyptis suaveolens) seed germination. 山香/山粉圓種子孵出.

Aromatic annual herb/pseudocereals with seeds that are often collected and soaked into water/drinks and refrigerated to make refreshing beverage or dessert.  Tropical.  Very easy to grow.   Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Small purple/deep pink flowers bloom from spring to summer.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Mature size:3′-5′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Self seeds easily.   Plant has mint like aroma and whole plant is medicinal.

一年生香草/類穀物,其種子常被用來加水/飲料後冰涼後作為清涼飲品或甜點,含有很高的膳食纖維.  喜熱. 非常容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  小小唇狀紫花於春夏開放.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  成熟株高3-5呎,寬幅4-6呎.  以種子來繁殖.  容易自行落籽繁殖.  全株有類似薄荷的香氣.  全株可入藥.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_suaveolens     https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b1%b1%e9%a6%99    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31784/    http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1517-83822010000100006         http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2008/06/5M80604.html

Corn Salad/Mache/Lamb’s Lettuce (Valerianella locusta) 萵苣纈草/羊萵苣

Corn Salad/Mache/Lamb’s Lettuce (Valerianella locusta) 萵苣纈草/羊萵苣

2015-10-17 012 (Medium)

Corn Salad/Mache/Lamb’s Lettuce (Valerianella locusta) seeds. 萵苣纈草/羊萵苣的種子.

Annual leafy vegetable.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun location.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 3″-6″(W).  Very small white flowers in spring to summer.   Propagate by seeds.   Self seeds easily.

一年生的葉菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處. 成熟株高6吋到1呎高,寬幅3-6吋.  春到夏季開小白花.    以種子來繁殖.   容易自行落籽繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerianella_locusta     http://www.floridata.com/Plants/Valerianaceae/Valerianella%20locusta/732


Korean Perilla/Shiso (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) 韓國大葉紫蘇

Korean Perilla/Shiso (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) 韓國大葉紫蘇

Foliage image see link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perilla#/media/File:Korean_perilla_leaves.jpg

Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens 'Crispa') seeds.韓國大葉紫蘇種子.

Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens ‘Crispa’) seeds.韓國大葉紫蘇種子.

Easy to grow self seeded annual for food!  Often use leaves and seeds.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Mature size:1′-3′(H) X 1′-2′(W).  Whole plant is very aromatic but lest sharp than red Perilla.  Small white flowers in summer and self seed easily.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Propagate by seeds.   It is so yummy that Korean BBQ wrap with this Perilla leaf!  So well balanced! 🙂  Medicinal.

容易栽種的一年生草本,韓國大葉紫蘇(綠葉,韓國稱芝麻葉用來包烤肉吃的). 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  成熟株高1-3呎高,寬幅1-2呎.  全株有香氣但沒有紅紫蘇來的嗆. 夏開小白花後容易自行落籽繁殖. 花吸引蜂蝶.   以種子繁殖.  以此紫蘇葉包烤肉吃真的很對味很好吃!  很好的中和!


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