Posted by Z on February 12, 2010, 5:44 am
Hola. I am wanting to grow greens here in La Manzanilla. I know that this climate is not the most ideal for annual type greens that we are familiar with in the North. I have a fair amount of experience gardening in the Tropics, in places that were more challenging than this! La Manzanilla is actually Sub Tropical, similar in some respects to the Big Island of Hawaii. Due to the nature of my diet, I really would like some greens that I can eat raw. There are perennial plants that are from Asia which are suited well for this climate, that may be growing here? One is called Katuk. Here is a link for the plant;http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Sauropus_androgynus.htm |
It would not be growing indigenous here, although somebody may have brought it in? Takes off easily from the simplest of stem cuttings, and then you will have an abundance of nice tasting greens to add to salads, with minimal care. There is also Cranberry Hibiscus, among others which may be here? I would be interested in Chaya as well, even though it needs to be cooked. Please get back to me with whatever info you might have. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Much appreciated!
The other thing I'd be interested in, is to offer, to share your garden space. In exchange, if you have some decent soil and are open to having a somewhat Community garden area, it could be very beneficial. I have seeds of various Heirloom veggie varieties, that I'd be willing to contribute, along with my expertise in Organic gardening. I can help you in creating an awesome garden space with lots of abundant Organic food to harvest, enjoy and share! Depending on the size of your garden area, there is potential to make some money as well, since there is a lack of fresh Organic produce here!
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