Aloe vera (Aloe Barbadensis Mill.) is a yellow-flowering, evergreen perennial, of the genus Aloe. It is a succulent.with a short, stout stem and a rosette of light green to grey-green leaves that emerge from its base in groups of three. The leaves, which are sword-like, fleshy and with a toothed edge, contain a bitter-tasting gel… Read More Aloe Barbadensis And The Forty Things That Reveal What A Treasure This Plant Is
Tucked away in my memories, are sightings of several flourishing farm lands in the rural parish of St. Elizabeth; it was there that I saw tall escellions, growing in farm fields, and as lawns in the front yards of several homes. Escellions (Allium fistulosum var. bulbifera) are also called Japanese Bunching Onions, Scallions, Welsh Onions, Spring… Read More Growing Escellions
The newest things in our vegetable garden today, were two ears of corn with red silk; you couldn’t miss seeing them. Although these are actually ears of corn, I refer to them as “Red-Heads”, because as children, we used to play with them as make-believe dolls, and stroked the corn silk, like we would strands… Read More Two Red-Heads (Ears) In Our Garden
Here are 12 photos of our hillside vegetable garden at the end of March 2018. Photos of: 1) Our only lettuce plant, tomato patch, and okra plants. 2) Watermelon vines crawling in grass 3) One of two escellion patches 4) Carrot seedlings . . . they are growing beside the tomato plants 5) A ledge… Read More March Photos Of Our Vegetable Garden
Today’s photos show the lovely flower head of our sunflower plant. In the past, my sunflower blooms appeared small, nothing spectacular . . . just like the bloom of one of our sunflower plants in the vegetable garden. However, a few days later, this beauty unfolded her petals and brightened the hillside, the vegetable garden,… Read More Isn’t She Lovely?
These are the photos of our hillside vegetable garden. BEFORE photos: photo taken when terracing work was completed after the aged tree fell down (January 2018) AFTER photo: photo of tomatoes and corn (March 2017) The next photo shows the terracing work at right, that’s where the sweet pepper plants are growing (beside the lemon… Read More Before And After Photos Of Our Vegetable Garden
For the last couple of years, our backyard herb garden gradually turned into a shaded area, and eventually all our beloved plants inside it – aloe vera, Jamaican pepper mint (Satureja Viminea), leaf of life (Bryophyllum calycinum), and ginger . . . dwindled, and died. Unfortunately for us, reviving the garden proved to be a… Read More Rebuilding Our Herb Garden