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Mmmm fresh homegrown pineapple! What's in your garden?

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:36 AM
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What's in my garden? Not pineapple. I don't live in a region where they grow.
Back in 1973 I took a trip to Puerto Rico with my friend and her family. They had a home in the mountains away from San Juan in a small town named Lares. One day my friend and I took a walk into the jungle that surrounded her house. Not too far in ( we were 14 year old girls and not very adventurous hen it came to exploring the wild terrain) We found ourselves on the edge of a field full of pineapple. There was a plant in the wooded area away from the field by about twenty feet. It had a fully ripened pineapple on it. I don't know how my 14 year old mind justified it, probably because the plant was in the jungle and not part of the field, anyway I picked it. It was sooo sweet and juicy. Most likely because it was ill gotten gain ! ! !




posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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Where do you live? I love lorikeets. Such beautiful birds and small enough to not be scary LOL. a reply to: weirdguy



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
I love lorikeets.


How do you typically prepare them?



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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Zucchini noodles. Just use a vegetable peeler and cut into long strips. Serve with tomato sauce. Low carb pasta! reply to: mblahnikluver



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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You made me giggle. They have them at Busche Gardens near where I live. They are in a large walk in caged area with plants and a small stream. You can get little cups of food for them and they will eat out of your hand. They are just so pretty. Colorful little birds.

h reply to: AugustusMasonicus



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
They are just so pretty.


I agree. They are pretty.

Pretty tasty.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

Ah, my garden


I've got tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, cucumbers and assorted herbs. This was my first attempt at gardening for food; I've always been a gardener, but I grew nothing except flowers until this year. I decided that although the flowers are beautiful, they are wasteful. Oklahoma has been in a drought and we have watering restrictions and water has gotten pretty expensive. So I decided I needed more return on my water bill than just pretty flowers to look at!

I kept all of my lilies and the flower bulbs that bloom every year - I just dug them up and then replanted them, grouping them together. So my herbs and some of my lilies share a bed, and the garlic is sharing it's space with red gladiolas.

I like the fact that it seems like there's always something blooming in my beds - either flowers or food!



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: weirdguy

originally posted by: mblahnikluver
a reply to: weirdguy

I just googled the loquat tree, is that also called a Japanese plum tree? If so I've had them and omg I LOVED them as a kid. We had two huge trees in our yard as kids and we would eat them like crazy. The loquat tree looks just like it.

I know these from my childhood too. I'm not sure about it's other names, I just eat 'em.


Omg I loved these!!!! I swear I lived off them as a kid. Lol we had two big treesg in the front and a few in the back. I have not seem one if these trees in a very long time though. If I did I'd pick some and eat them!



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: tinker9917

originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: tinker9917
We have plenty of zucchini for zucchini bread. Enough to make enough loaves to get us through the winter, plus plenty extra to make for friends and family.

Is zucchini hard to grow? What kind of climate do you need? I'm in Florida, would it grow here?

Very easy to grow where I live, but Florida may not be ideal.
It likes a hot, dry climate. A wet year will most likely grow a mold on the leaves and produce will be pretty much nothing. But if cucumber do well there, then zucchini should too.



I know nothing of growing zucchini so forgive my ignorance here. Lol can I grown them in a big pot on a porch? It gets hot here for sure and well it's humid not really dry.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: aboutface
a reply to: mblahnikluver

Aw, come on! This is not fair!

I'm doing my very best to feel happy for you and not feel jealous, but I really have to work on it a whole lot more as it's not ok to drool on one's keyboard is it? There has to be a special room in heaven for those of us born too far north and unable to garden like that. There just has to be! Slightly barbecued fresh pineapple on a hot pizza would be so terrific as would be fresh berries. From the sounds of it, the visit is a good one for your little one.


Haha awe, well if it makes you feel better I'd much rather have the seasons especially winter! It's pretty bad that stores here have sweaters, boots and jeans in stick now and it's still bikini season! I remember Christmas last year it was in the upper 70's to low 80's

Yes be loves Nana's house! He devoured grilled pork tenderloin, rice, green beans and pineapple and then proceeded to eat my plate of food. Lol I always leave with some kind of produce. My step dad is very good with gardening and the yard, it's what he does for work. They have all minds of plants and flowers ESP orchids, which from what little I know are not easy. I have a tiny tiny one in my kitchen window and so far it's going strong! My speciality here are roses.



I do hope the treatments go well on your neck. Be sure she takes it very slowly as it could be dangerous.

Thank you! So far I've enjoyed treatment, it's soft touch with some device so they don't use their hands and crack you. I have treatment twice a week. I've been sore but she says that it very normal. I have no curve in my neck so they are working to correct that which will eliminate my migraines!



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: mblahnikluver

I know the sulfite headache well, I used to get them after one Pabst beer. Very sharp and strong in the forehead and eye socket area. Molybdenum takes care of sulfite headaches for me.

Ahhh I know sulfite headaches! I love red wine but it doesn't love me. I get a massive headache after one small glass, so I stay away from it. The odd thing is when I was in Italy I had ZERO problems with wine there. I'm assuming their wine is different than the states. I'm no wine connoisseur so I wouldn't be able to pick out a wine that was considered good or tops.


The headaches from popcorn can be gotten rid of with apple cider vinegar. Half a shot in a glass of water with a little sugar. The popcorn headache will go away on it's own after I go poop many times. Maybe feeding the critters in my gut causes them to release some chemical that gives me a headache. I have tried to research this and people are asking why they get popcorn headaches and everyone seems to blame it on salt. I can definitely tell you, mine are not from salt. There is something else going on there, maybe a buildup of methane in the body. Whatever it is, Apple cider vinegar with mother takes care of it, so does pickle juice sometimes but not always.

. Wow never heard I'd headaches from popcorn.

I love pickle juice.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Ridhya

Wow what an awesome garden!!! Love the strawberries, my mom grows those too and they are delicious. I'm jealous of your grape vine. I'd love to be able to make my own jams and jellies from my own grape vine! My mom does grow lettuce as well. It is smaller but it tastes better IMO!



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

I've never had luck growing them in pots, unless they were really large ones.

They would probably grow really well in Florida. If you end up with the mildew there are products you can buy to get rid of it.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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Try this delicious recipe for pineapple guacamole!

www.youtube.com...

It's a summertime blast.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: Psynic
Try this delicious recipe for pineapple guacamole!

www.youtube.com...

It's a summertime blast.


Well, that was a very interesting video (guacamole made with playdough and dice), but no pineapple.
Maybe you linked the wrong one?



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: mblahnikluver

In my garden I have onions,cilantro,basil,red basil,parsley,rosemary and lemon thyme for the fish i catch.
I also have mint but that is just a weed that keeps spreading....which I dont mind.





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