Roots

“Seek and you will find…” this aim/mission has been half accomplished.

Walking through the markets’ vegetable stalls in Penang, I see so many familiar items which simply reminds me that there is so much more I can add to my backyard in the US.

Sand Ginger and the Finger Root

On the right is the Sand Ginger/Cekur which I found, via a gardening club in Florida, grown by hobbyists as beautiful groundcover. I’m now growing this to be used for cooking!

On the left is a root called Temu Kunci or Finger Root, yes it does look like human fingers 😀 and is commonly used in Southeast Asia when mixing a curry or sambal paste.

So now I have a new item to seek … in case any reader in the US is growing this root or knows a fellow gardener who is, please send me a note. Unfortunately it has to be freshly harvested to be re-growable.

 

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2 responses to “Roots

  1. hye.. may i know which market in penang sell this herb? tq

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