Nature’s Bread – The Breadfruit

I’ve always considered the breadfruit to be “nature’s bread“, having the right combination of nutrients that is suitable for our daily nutritional needs. This fruit, which is gluten free, is actually treated as a vegetable and may be prepared in various ways. The name of the breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis) contains the the combination of… Read More Nature’s Bread – The Breadfruit

Aloe Barbadensis And The Forty Things That Reveal What A Treasure This Plant Is

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

Growing Escellions

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

All Covered Over With Jamaican French Thyme

Today’s photo shows a huge rock on the hillside at the back of our home that is all covered over with Jamaican French thyme (Plectranthus amboinicus). Jamaican French thyme is a thick, velvety, succulet foliage that is also known as Cuban oregano, Spanish thyme, Mexican thyme, Big thyme, Broad leaf thyme, and Indian borage. The plant… Read More All Covered Over With Jamaican French Thyme