So sharp…

If you have been a faithful follower of my blog, you probably would remember this curry leaf plant of mine with one branch reaching up high into the sky

Tall branch
*Archive photo*

…like a coconut tree. A friend of mine gave me a German-made saw and all this while, I had been sawing off the branches including the one aforementioned but eventually, the plant looked quite untidy with stumps sticking out north, south, east, west…left, right and centre and I did let a few branches grow up high as well.

I got really put off by the fact that the leaves would get all spotted like the plant had some kind of ghastly infection or disease or something…

Infected curry leaves
*Curry leaf tree outside one of the teachers’ quarters at my girl’s school*

…so I would cut off those sprigs while the branches keep growing. I thought it would be easy to get those fresh leaves at the top but that day, my missus said that she could not bend the branches so she had to do without the curry leaves in her creamy butter prawn dish. Hmmm…she could have asked me to go and get some for her but she didn’t.

In the end, I decided to get rid of those tall branches as many of the leaves were spotted as well, anyway. I am not worried that there will be none left for us to use in our cooking as the new leaves would appear in no time at all…

Curry leaves
*Archive photo*

…and this time around, I used this new saw…

MR DIY garden saw 1

…that I bought from a MR DIY outlet here…

MR PIY garden saw 2

I can’t remember how much I paid for it but it was not expensive, in the region of RM14.00 or somewhere around there, I think.

It was so sharp and I really love using it so much. Honestly, I do think it is worth every sen that I paid for it. I can very easily cut through any branch, never mind how thick it is and just look at the clean cut it made…

MR DIY garden saw, clean cut

Nice and neat, eh? I was never able to do that with the saw I had because it was really big and often, I could not get the right angle and had to go in any direction and at times, I would run out of patience and halfway through, I would just break the branch instead of sawing it till the end.

It still needs a lot more work though…

Curry leaf plant today

…but I will just do it slowly, a little at a time. Elderly people like me should not over-exert ourselves – there have been cases of some dropping dead while working on something or playing a game, touch wood!

In the meantime, new leaves have started to appear…

New curry leaves

…and I am spraying them with this organic pesticide and so far, it seems to be working pretty well. We do not need that many, anyway, so even if the spots do show up eventually, there would be a few sprigs that are spot-free and we can use those…and the next time around, my missus would not have to bend down some tall branches to get the fresh leaves at the top, not anymore.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “So sharp…”

  1. That’s a fine curry tree you have now. What a change?

    It grows rampantly and we do not need that much, mostly when we cook curry and it’s not all the time so we have more than enough for our own use. Gets kinda tedious trying to keep its growth under control.

  2. Now you can only pluck your curry leaf, instead of wandering above the sky. hehe. My curry leaves got bitten by the grasshopper. Berulam. huhu

    So far I do not see the leaves being eaten, just those darn spots. I’m keeping an eye on the new sprigs, get rid of any that I see even with just one spot. Hopefully, that will help.

  3. wow, your curry leaves so tall. Wonder how you are going to pluck them if the need arises. Mine also thin & tall but not when compare with yours. Your lemon grass is growing well too. That saw looks small in size but can do the work amazingly. Enjoy your long weekend.

    Can bend down the tall branches quite easily, pluck the leaves and let the branch go – it will go back, straight and tall again. Maybe my missus did not know that and was wondering how she could pluck the leaves, so high up. Yes, the saw is small but it can cut really well – a good buy. You too, have a lovely weekend.

  4. Never knew curry leaf plant could grow that tall!!

    You should see the one at my girl’s school, the one with the spotted leaves – it’s a big tree!!! But only a bit of the leaves are spotted, not so widespread.

  5. Arthur, it is good to do a bit of work as an exercise and sweat out a bit, but not too tired like you said. Your garden sure looked so much better after trimming those leaves.

    Yes, this is just about the only exercise I get and the best part is that I do enjoy it as well especially when I see my garden looking very neat and nice.

  6. I have the same problem with my curry plant. The leaves get infested with some sort of bug. So I have to remove those infected leaves. That garden saw you bought is quite neat. I must find one like yours because I have to trim some of my hibiscus plants. Some of the stems are so thick and hard.

    I was surprised it was so sharp and sawing those thick branches had never been so easy. You can picture me going round my garden sawing this and that, enjoying every moment of it like a kid with a new toy. LOL!!! 😀

  7. Pruning the curry plant must be an easy task with your sharp saw. But like you say, must take it easy and remember to be hydrated because without knowing it, you could lose a lot of water through sweating while doing gardening.

    Yes, I sweat buckets…and would need a regular change of clothes and I do drink a lot. They say, start your day with 6 glasses of water – I can only manage two mugs though. 😦

  8. That curry leaf plant really grow very tall!

    It’s a tree. I call mine a plant as I keep pruning and cutting so it does not grow all that tall…usually.

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