Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wish list

I've grown leafy vegetables in my patio, now I'm growing fruiting vegetables. While waiting to harvest juicy limes, Japanese cucumber, edamame (soy beans), lady's fingers and brinjal (eggplant), I'm feeling rather restless.

I would like to grow some real fruit trees. Top on my list is something known as the Ribena plant. The proper name is roselle. I'm not sure why I want it badly but the thought of making my own Ribena flavoured drink makes me happy.

I would also like to have a mulberry plant. That's easy as I've already nurtured some young ones at my parent's farm. Once they are strong and bushy, I'll bring one back to my apartment.

How I wish I could grow more variety of fruit trees in my patio garden. With the lack of space and insufficient direct sunlight, that will only be a dream for now.


  1. My mum used to boil these fruit from a small bush to make a sweet reddish drink. Is that your Ribena plant?

  2. The roselle's (the "ribena" plant) leaves can be harvested and eaten too, GCS members told me. You might want to try that as well. But the fruits themselves are very very sour...