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
This post is about my experience and things I've learned growing tomatoes in the tropics. Yes, of course you can grow tomatoes in the tropics, but it's a little different to growing cherry, heirloom, grape, beefsteak and slicer tomatoes in more temperate climates. I grew up growing tomatoes in a temperate environment, where winters didn't support tomato growing. In the tropics … [Read more...] about Growing Tomatoes in The Tropics
When I first started our tropical garden I wasn't sure if you could grow pumpkins in the tropics or not. Being from the northern, temperate, hemisphere, I associated pumpkins with the autumn harvest, Thanksgiving, winter storage, and spring plantings. I decided to just plant some seeds and see what happened. Most certainly, yes, you can grow pumpkins in the tropics and this … [Read more...] about Can You Grow Pumpkins in the Tropics?
What's with snake beans and green ants? As soon as the first flowers appeared on our snake bean plants the green ants were there clustered around the flowers and setting up home in the leaves. Until those flowers appeared ( in July, first bean harvest August for us) there had been no green ants at all in our veggie beds. Once the flowers dropped their petals and the beans … [Read more...] about Snake Beans and Green Ants