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my tropical plants :)

Posted by mango_ken none (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 17, 12 at 17:55

Hey guys, Ive been reading around here for a while but figured I would say hello and show what I have growing.

I have had various plants through the days. When we had our greenhouse still running I had a lemon tree, orange tree, pineapple plant, pineapple guava, and a fig tree. those are long gone now minus the fig tree.

This past may I went to Jamaica for a wedding and brought some goodies back. I had Naseberry (sapodilla) seeds and star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) seeds these however did not grow thanks to my dad (long story). I also brought back some scotch bonnet pepper seeds, sugar cane and some mangos.

I now have about 10 scotch bonnets growing, they are only just now flowering since they didn't germinate until the end of may, I grew 3 sugar canes (gave one away) and I would have had more mangos but again thanks to my dad I only have a Julie seedling.

Here are some pictures of my progress.

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Scotch bonnets

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Mango and sugar cane

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Little Julie

Now the next big hurdle is getting some tasty peppers and getting these to winter in my house....


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very nice


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Go Julie!

And what's a Scotch Bonnett, Ken? Is it a fruit? (guess I could google it!)

You mentioned the Green house - and all those plants "long gone" - did it go cold one winter where the heat went out, or bugs or.....?????

Or is it another "long story".....?

LOL.....good luck anyway, and keep us posted....

MDog


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Hey Mangodog. Scotch bonnet peppers are a Caribbean version of habanero peppers. as for the greenhouse we had one of the biggest greenhouses in town but it was old (we celebrated its 90th anniversary) so it needed a lot of work and with big box stores selling junk plants for dirt cheap it was getting hard to compete. so about 4 years ago it was drop $100,000 or close it so my parents decided to close it down and with that went most of my tropical collection.


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I like hot food, scotch bonnets are brutal hot. I want nothing to do with them.

thanks for the pics.

sugar cane, intriguing....


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Sugar cane is natures Gatorade. I love a six inch section before and after a long day diving.


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