My Garden Summer 2021

Okra, Red organic okra, Organic Gardening, Eggplants, Squash, Asian Long squash, Grow your own vegetables.

Grow Organic Squash — Improve Your Health

Image credit: Author Long Squash One of the main fruits we grow in our yearly garden is squash. A delight, best when cooked fresh! The variety shown above is one of many we grow in South America. It is also known as Chinese long squash. Chinese long squash, also called the Opo squash originated inContinue reading “Grow Organic Squash — Improve Your Health”

Growing Yams by Propagation

This project of growing yams began on June 11, 2020. Gee loves yams, and though it is not a favorite of mine I wanted to try growing some for him. I cut the yams into the pieces you see above then coated the cut sides with the ashes. The ashes helps to prevent bugs fromContinue reading “Growing Yams by Propagation”

Okra — Benefits

Okra – originated in Ethiopia and scientifically known as Abelmoschus esculentus.  From Ethiopia, okra had journeyed to North Africa, the Mediterranean, Arabia and India all by the 12th century. A hardy plant, okra can be cultivated almost anywhere. This vegetable is known as gumbo in America, lady’s finger in England, guino-gombo in Spanish, guibeiro inContinue reading “Okra — Benefits”

Gardening: Swiss Chard

  The leaves are so green.   Look at these growing beauties, makes you feel healthier already. Lol The leaves took a beating during the storms. These are all edible plants, tomato on the left, the swiss chard, ochro in the black pot, the one with the red pigmentation is also an edible spinach. TheContinue reading “Gardening: Swiss Chard”