Pigeon peas are the seeds of the pigeon pea plant and they are edible. The Latin name for the species is Cajanus Cajan or Cajanus Indicus.They are a type of lentil, pea, or seed and the pigeon pea plant is a tropical perennial legume of the family Fabaceae. This makes is a very useful, and beautiful, plant in a tropical garden. You'll find pigeon pea recipes in several tropical … [Read more...] about What are Pigeon Peas?
It may surprise you to know that green chillies and red chillies are the same plant, just one is ripe,and one is picked early. Of course there are many, many varieties of chilli pepper plant (chile to our US friends, the double l in chilli is the British English version) but they're all pretty easy to grow and many can be grown from store or supermarket-bought chilli seeds. … [Read more...] about How To Grow Green Chillies
What are we planting and harvesting in June in our tropical garden. What's growing in June, what's dying, what are we ripping out and what's growing from seed. June is winter here and we have our shortest day. From June onwards days get longer and things get hotter. These month-by-month posts are my record. I want to be able to compare what my plants are doing in the garden … [Read more...] about June in the Garden Harvesting and Planting
The grapefruit tree (citrus pandisi) in our garden must be ten years old now and it gives us prolific grapefruit every year. This post is about growing grapefruit, caring for a grapefruit tree, types of grapefruit tree, uses for and harvesting grapefruit and as many other grapefruit tree related facts I can come up with! The grapefruit tree is my favourite of my many fruit … [Read more...] about Grapefruit Tree (Growing, Caring For, Grapefruit Uses)
What's growing, fruiting, flowering, germinating, and cropping in our tropical food garden in May? May is the last month of autumn where we are. It's getting towards the start of the tropical dry season, our winter. We are still getting a little rain, the garden isn't as dry as a chip, yet. At night it's "cold". We've seen temperatures below 20 degrees C at night but mostly … [Read more...] about May in the Garden