It is quite easy to grow lemongrass at home outdoors or in a pot. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus or Cymbopogon flexuosus) is a fragrant herb that is commonly found in Asian dishes from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and India. This plant is native to India and Sri Lanka, so it will grow as a perennial in USDA… Continue reading Grow Lemongrass, it is the Easiest Herb to Have!
When we think of pollinators we think of bees, however there are many creatures that do this wonderful job. In fact, there are about 100,000 different animals that act as pollinators so the list is quite huge. Obviously we won’t cover so many animals in this article, since it will never end! These animals include… Continue reading Top 13 Pollinators that Help Plants Reproduce and Give us Food!
Black pepper (peppercorn) may be one of the most common spices you can buy, but it is also possible to grow black pepper at home. Keep reading to learn how to cultivate this plant which I am growing at my farm in Pedasi. People who live in USDA zones 10 and 11 can grow black… Continue reading Grow Black Pepper which can also be White or Pink!
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of my favorite spices. It is truly a unique one since no other can replace its distinctive taste and aroma. Most people use ginger for culinary purposes, but ginger has many medicinal benefits as well. It is used to relieve nausea, inflammation and pain, as well as a diuretic. However,… Continue reading Grow Ginger from Scraps to have a Spice Bonanza
Originally from Africa and Asia, now butterfly peas plants can be found all over the world. There are between 35 and 40 different varieties. Its Latin name is Clitoria ternatea. Butterfly peas are quite easy to grow since it is a trailing vine that produces flowers which can be white, violet or pinkish-blue. They are… Continue reading Butterfly Peas are a great add to a Tropical Garden
Celery was used medicinally way before it was used for culinary purposes. I use my juicer to make celery juice almost daily, so I decided it would be a good idea to try to grow celery. This process turned out to be a bit more complicated than I expected, unlike leek which grew so easily.… Continue reading How to Grow Celery from Stalk or Seed
Turmeric is a popular spice that is traditionally used in Indian cuisine. Medicinal benefits of turmeric have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Turmeric supplements come in pills, tinctures, powders, and teas. However, you can grow this herb in your house both indoors and outdoors. This tropical plant is a member of… Continue reading Grow Turmeric by Rhizomes (this Plant Does Not Seed)