In The Garden

Sambung Nyawa

Source: https://www.herbcottage.com.au/sambung-nyawa.html Botanical Name: Gynura procumbens Other names this plant goes by are Sambung nyawa ‘life extender’ , Daun Dewa, Akar […]

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Turmeric

TURMERIC GROWING INFORMATION © Frances Michaels BOTANICAL NAME: Curcuma domestica syn. Curcuma longa COMMON NAMES: turmeric; Indian saffron; ukon; nghe; […]

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Crotalaria

Bushy Legume used as green manure. Tolerant of poor soils and drought. Some species are used for food and animal fodder, […]

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Rosella

Source: Sub-Tropical Fruit Club of Qld The qualities of the Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Malvaceae) (otherwise known as roselle or Jamaican […]

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Okra

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), native to Africa and related to hibiscus, arrived in North America in the 1600s. This edible green […]

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Cowpea

Scientific name(s): Vigna unguiculata Strengths Multi-purpose legume Improves soil fertility Easy to establish High nutritive value and high palatability Adapted to […]

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Brazilian Spinach

Source: Herb Cottage https://www.herbcottage.com.au/brazilian-spinach.html Botanical Name: Alternanthera sissoo Brazilian Spinach is a low growing perennial growing as a compact mound to […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke

Source: RHS  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/vegetables/jerusalem-artichoke (with minor alterations to suit southern hemisphere conditions) This statuesque plant is a relative of the sunflower. […]

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Coconuts

Source: FruiTrop Online http://www.fruitrop.com/en/Articles-by-subject/Agronomy/2011/Coconut-cultivation Historical background The coconut palm is a tropical plant that originated in Melanesia. The last traces of […]

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Water Chestnut

Source: Permaculture Research Institute    https://permaculturenews.org/2008/11/29/water-chestnuts/ The Water Chestnut, Eleocharis dulcis, is a tropical/sub-tropical sedge that grows in water margins […]

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Chilacayote squash

Source: https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Chilacayote_Squash_14608.php Description/Taste Chilacayote squash is oblong and elongated, similar in shape to a watermelon, with an average diameter of twenty […]

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Cassava

Source: Green Harvest  https://greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Information/Cassava.html CASSAVA GROWING INFORMATION © Frances Michaels BOTANICAL NAME: Manihot esculenta COMMON NAMES: Cassava, manioc, tapioca FAMILY: […]

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