Friday, 28 November 2014

Kacang Panjang Renek 3

After all the labor pain I went through birthing my first long bean, I am super happy that I got my babies strong and healthy :)  Hahaha it sounds funny though but I laboured just to have this long beans. Perseverance paid off and now I am waiting to devour my babies...sounds cruel LOL! 

Before that, the flowers keep dropping and I was saddened by their continuing abortions :p and finally, a friend recommended that I use the organic fish fertiliser " Alaska Brand " and gosh , it makes my kacang panjang renek plant strong and the flowers were able to hold till it birthed into long beans.  I am super happy and would like to recommend the use of this brand of organic fish emulsion. It is good for edible plants and flower plants too.

Sharing my joy with my readers and it is thanksgiving every seconds for me !

this is the brand of fish emulsion that I used for my edible plants...
the best I have encountered thus far
for a 3.65 kg price is RM75+

Enjoy !

Christmas...I Dream Of A White Christmas....

Whenever it is Christmas, I will always think of my friend in US having a white christmas ! :) For me it is just a dream. Over here we dont get to have a white Christmas :p  but exchanging gifts is still practiced here.  My cell group member is a bass guitarist for the church worship team.  His wife wants to give him a new guitar and doesn't know what bass to buy as a gift for him.  So we suggested that she check it out from the online store. They may display a wide range of bass guitars and she can read on each type . They might have Christmas sale too and it would be much cheaper than going to  the shop to get it. And wouldn't it be a surprise for the husband when he receive his guitar from the courier service ?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

I Traveled On My Knees


Last night I took a journey to Israel across the seas;
I did not go by boat or plane, I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there with scars and wounds within,
But God told me that I should go - there was oil to pour from Him.

I replied, " Lord, I cannot go and work with such as these, "
He answered quickly, "Yes you can, by traveling on your knees,"

He said, " You pray, I'll meet their need, you call and I will hear,
Be concerned abut the fate of those both far and near, "

And so I tried it, knelt in prayer, gave up some hours of ease,
I felt the Lord right by my side while traveling on my knees.

As I prayed on and saw them helped, and the badly wounded healed,
I saw God's workers' strength renewed while laboring on the field.

I said, " Yes, Lord, I have a job- my desire Thy will to please,
I can go and heed Thy call by traveling on my knees,"

- Adapted from a poem by Sandra Goodwin

Monday, 10 November 2014

Kacang Panjang Renek 2

This is the 2nd part now the progress of my kacang panjang renek...the flowers had turned a nice purplish color.  It has been raining and pouring like nobody business the past few days esp night time.  I was so delighted and enthralled with the color of the flowers.  After the rain, I took out the camera and start taking pictures of the flower.  And guess what the next morning, the flower disappeared and I found it inside the pot at the far end..My heart just went dropping and I said " there goes my kacang panjang renek !!!! "  before I could even see it flourish into a longbean.   I posted on facebook telling my friend that I was sad that the flower dropped.  Then another friend told me that " keep your fingers crossed, who knows a longbean may sprout out "   and another friend told me that the flower will drop when the bean is coming out " I hang on and keeping my fingers crossed that a long bean will sprout out in the next few days.  :)  Here are some photos to show you how great God is....amazing to see the tiny thin stem holding the heavy flower until it drops by nature.  I am like a mom in labor pain..waiting for the birth of my first longbean LOL!

now keeping my fingers crossed that beans will sprout out soon :)

will keep you guys updated on the progress...whether longbeans will shooting out
from the bud :)


Friday, 7 November 2014

Kacang Panjang Renek

Today I am super happy that my kacang panjang renek ( short shrub longbean ) is starting to bear fruits.  It is just a foot tall now.  A new friend gave me the seeds and I planted it 2 months ago and now it is starting to bear fruits :)  I did a bit of research on this kacang panjang renek and have it translated here. It is a cross between the creeping longbeans and cowpea. It will starts to flower at 5-6 weeks after germination.  Length of bean is 25-45 cm long with a diameter of 0.6 -0.8cm. Can be harvested 8-10 weeks from the date of germination depending on how healthy the plant is.  Height of plant is around 45 cm to 60 cm. Believed to be originated from the Philippines and brought in to Southern Thailand. And was brought into Kedah State from there. Interesting read up from the internet on this ' short shrub longbean ' literally translated from the malay name Kacang Panjang Renek.  

I am in love with this plant ! Will keep you updated on this longbean plant.

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