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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It is starchy and I think classed as a fruit. In Thai it is "sa gae", can't find it in my dictionary for Thai script. Looks a lot like jackfruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    สาเก


    No. Tones, Jeff. Very important.
    If Mrs wasn't grumpy tonight I'd ask her.

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    Propagate more Thai Flame trees and Banyan trees...

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    So if you turn right when going out our back gate you get the MIL's patch but if you go left instead you get her other 2 patches and my shade house.


    My shade house


    MIL patch #2 to the left of the shed


    Here she mainly grows galangal which she sells


    There are a few other things about the place


    Like these which are in her other patch as well but I don't know what they called


    This is patch #3 and here she has bananas and grows cucumber and beans plus more taro and yams


    Getting ready to plant some beans, the long ones which I call "snake" beans but are sometimes called "yard long" beans


    Same but from the other side


    This is what it looked like a week ago, weeds grow really well here


    Here are the taro and yams, the straw I put down helps keep the weeds at bay and also helps to retain the moisture


    Same place a week or so ago. Sometimes it seems like I'm digging a hole, then filling it in, then digging it again and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    the straw I put down helps keep the weeds at bay and also helps to retain the moisture
    Totally the right idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Same place a week or so ago. Sometimes it seems like I'm digging a hole, then filling it in, then digging it again
    Perhaps a thicker coverage?

    I see cassava in the background. I've got recipes for that, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    I cherish breadfruit
    As a boy I used to read books about explorers such as James Cook and similar where the breadfruit found on Pacific islands was always mentioned and consumed. Was wondering how it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Totally the right idea.
    Perhaps a thicker coverage?

    I see cassava in the background. I've got recipes for that, too

    Maanaam
    The pictures don't really tell the full story. The taro and yams in there were planted by the MIL but she had to go to hospital and when she came home she was too sick to do any work in the garden so in the end I decided I should tidy it up for her. She doesn't like using the straw as it attracts the chickens to come scratching but I reckon it works well and I just scratch it back in place each day. So since I put the straw it been doing the job intended, it doesn't stop all the weeds but keeps them down a lot as well as the moisture part as well.
    I should say the MIL is a real trojan and works hard looking after the plants around the place, she's 75 or thereabouts and has a pacemaker.

    Anyway to continue the story here's my shade house:





    These are being prepared for some pumpkins, the type that are bred for producing "tips" not pumpkins.


    There are 4 sections and as you can see at the top of the picture the last section is still au natural, I will get to it 1 day.


    One of our dogs likes getting in there when I have just dug up some soil and put the water on it.


    This is the culprit.

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    We have
    Mango,
    Noi Na,
    Lumyai,
    3 different Type of Bananas,
    Jackfruit
    Mulberry
    Rumbutan
    Coconuts
    Dragon Fruit
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Limes
    Lemon tree (struggling)
    Pomelo
    Chilis
    2 Avocado trees (young)
    2 Durian trees ( Young )

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    We have
    Mango,
    Noi Na,
    Lumyai,
    3 different Type of Bananas,
    Jackfruit
    Mulberry
    Rumbutan
    Coconuts
    Dragon Fruit
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Limes
    Lemon tree (struggling)
    Pomelo
    Chilis
    2 Avocado trees (young)
    2 Durian trees ( Young )
    For market, family, or general novelty?

    We've, as well, seem to be growing most everything and anything - fruits, veges, herbs, etc - for market, extended family, property aesthetics, and just for the hell of it.

    Integrated are numerous flowering tree, bush, vine varieties that colour the place up.

    .....and orchids, orchids, orchids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    For market, family, or general novelty?
    Just for us to eat. Plus we share with neighbors and friends.

    Here are a few pics I took this AM as the dogs chased me around the property going crazy.



    My FIL's chili's. He has them growing all over. He sells these to some lady who re sells at market. Its his hobby



    Some Lumyai. It appears ours are large and very sweet according to neighbors. I have eaten a few.



    Noi Na's



    One variety of Banana's. These are the small short fat ones. Wife dries these out on the sun or BBQ's them.



    These are the "Gui Hom" variety. Typical eating banana.



    I grow the Cherry Tomatoes as I put them in salads and soups



    My wifes Kra Pao herb.



    My Avocado tree(Hass variety) I have 2. I do not know if they will fruit or not. Time will tell. If not, Its OK as I like the tree in general for shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    We've, as well, seem to be growing most everything and anything - fruits, veges, herbs, etc - for market, extended family, property aesthetics, and just for the hell of it.

    Integrated are numerous flowering tree, bush, vine varieties that colour the place up.

    .....and orchids, orchids, orchids.
    Photos required or it sn't true. You know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Noi Na's
    Ahh, custard apples. Very nice if left to ripen on the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Originally Posted by JPPR2
    Noi Na's
    Ahh, custard apples. Very nice if left to ripen on the tree.
    My wife checks on them everyday as does my FIL. they pull and eat when ripe. They love them. I do not care for them all that much. I would like to grow Sala but they will not do well up here I was told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Integrated are numerous flowering tree, bush, vine varieties that colour the place up.
    My wife has a pretty extensive Rose garden going. Some 35 bushes. It's still evolving. We just got an arbor and the vine variety are taking it over with lots of flowers.

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    50mm/day for weeks, I'm told it ends in November.

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    Thanks for the pictures, I like to see what things actually are when I don't know a name e.g. Noi Na or custard apple

    OhOh send some rain to us please it is so dry here that there is not a drop of water in any of the paddies and the rice is barely hanging in.

    So to continue the story, what's in the shade house at the moment?


    Chillies wouldn't be a Thai garden without them.


    Here's some of the produce drying in the sun


    I believe this called cilantro or long leafed coriander or in my phonetic thai phak chi doi


    It has some weird flowers if you can call them that, the book I have says to trim these to promote leaf growth, prickly bastards


    Some basil, not sure if it is holy basil or sweet basil as we have both around the place


    From a different angle to show the tomatoes, these are cherry tomatoes same as JPPR's
    edit: sorry I made a mistake these are chives.


    This is sweet potatoe


    This a pepper plant, we have it in another location and it wasn't growing but it seems happier here with more shade


    And finally here are some onions looking very sad amongst the weeds, they were all pulled out yesterday and are being dried for later

    Please post pictures as I love looking at photo's
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    My wife checks on them everyday as does my FIL. they pull and eat when ripe.
    "Ripe". That's the thing I question because all the custard apples I've seen sold in the markets were not ripe when they were picked. While still on the bush, the fruit's knobly skin starts to break apart at the seams of the rind's segments and the fruit feels delicate to touch. Very sweet and creamy, hence the name custard apple.

    Aside: Does anyone else notice a difference in TD's appearance? Darker threads etc?

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    we've got 1 santol tree, 2 kafir lime trees and 12 banana trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    Thanks for the pictures, I like to see what things actually are when I don't know a name e.g. Noi Na or custard apple
    Anytime ootai. I always ask and then go look it up. I'd love to have a navel orange tree but they seem difficult to find. I do not like the Thai oranges very much, flavor seems funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    send some rain to us please it is so dry here that there is not a drop of water in any of the paddies and the rice is barely hanging in.
    I noticed in your pics that ground looks a bit arid. Man it rains up north here every day. From about 6pm on and off through out the night. The rice fields are all flooded and most are starting to turn to that vibrant green color. In fact it just started raining as I sat down to burn some time in front of the computer. The weather has been very mild for weeks now (25 to 27c). The Wang river is flowing really high. My only heartburn is I love the sun and right now its overcast every day with a few glimpses of blue skies. I want to go ride my moto and fly my drone but too wet and weather unpredictable.

    I hope you get some rain soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    we've got 1 santol tree, 2 kafir lime trees and 12 banana trees.
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    What is a "santol tree"? Is it possible to post a picture? I know what the other 2 are as we also have them here.

    JPPR2
    My request to OHoH must been heard as it has started raining here, don't know how it will last but I'll take anything we get. Luckily for us we don't have to reply on the rice crop but I feel sorry for those around here who do as it is not looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    JPPR2
    My request to OHoH must been heard as it has started raining here, don't know how it will last but I'll take anything we get. Luckily for us we don't have to reply on the rice crop but I feel sorry for those around here who do as it is not looking good.
    Great News...I did an Indian Rain dance for ya as well. My wife said "OK thats it, I am locking up the liquor cabinet"

    The micro climates here have always been very interesting to me. Can rain and flood and drop golf ball size hail and yet some 30 kms away they are having a drought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    What is a "santol tree"? Is it possible to post a picture?


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandoricum_koetjape

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    Wow.... looks so like a Mangosteen... how does the flavour compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toslti View Post
    Wow.... looks so like a Mangosteen... how does the flavour compare?
    IMO, mangosteen are far more delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    IMO, mangosteen are far more delicious.

    I feel the same. Mangosteen is better.

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