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    What's in your garden?

    At my place we have sveral different areas of gardens out the front of the house are plants for looking good (hopefully) and then at the side of the house is the Mother in laws patch, while down the back I have made a "shade house" garden where I am trying to grow vegetables. At the south end of this is the bananas and some other stuff. I will post some pictures of different plants which for people living will most likely be boring but maybe interesting for others who haven't seen them before.

    First cab off the rank is a "????" as I don't know what its called. The missus has told me that they don't eat it (unusual) because it takes too much time and effort to prepare and cook. Maybe someone can tell me what the hell it is.

    This a larger view of MIL's patch if you look hard you can see "????" in the centre.

    It looks very nice actually

    Clearer pictures follow but this shows the vine it grows on.

    In my opinion if looks are anything to go by it should be delicious.



    A different one.

    Anyway I will post more pictures next time of other things that are growing in our garden/s.
    To anyone who has anything growing feel free to post some pictures.

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    This appears to be it...


    Momordica Conchinchinensis

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    Gac fruit.

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    Coconuts and mangos and... that’s about it I think

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    I've got several mango trees, coconuts, bananas, limes, pineapple, jackfruit, tomatoes, radishes and carrots (neither doing real well), tomatoes, avocado, and some other stuff I can't think of off hand. Wife also has a small herb garden, but I don't know exactly what she grows in it.
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    Toslti and Nidhogg you guys are quick and correct as after I read your replies and looked at the link Toslti posted I went out and pulled one off the vine and cut it open. Here's the result

    Once again I reckon it looks delicious but after reading it has no taste I passed on trying it.

    The reason I am posting here is cause its raining and I can't go outside. When I retired the plan was to have the garden to give me something to do but I didn't realise it would require so much work. Just trying to keep on top of the weeds is almost impossible. If I could squat down like my MIL it might be easier but I have to bend over or kneel down and I'm too old and fat for that to be easy.

    Anyway here are some more pictures:

    This is the MIL's patch Looking left from the access to the back of our house.



    and then looking right toward our house.



    The first picture in the OP shows the middle between these two.

    So along the fence on the house side we have:


    The ubiquitous lemon grass and nearby I have planted a couple of potatoes in a tyre , the first 2 I planted just rotted so hopefully these will do better.


    Not sure what this is called but it gets eaten a lot. I know its a prickly bush.


    These are some sort of vine that the MIL eats with her betel nut. Again don't know what they are called.


    first thing outside the back gate is Dragon fruit. The ones she grows here are the nicest I have eaten.

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    Too much water, currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toslti View Post
    This appears to be it...


    Momordica Conchinchinensis
    That's it. I see them in the market sometimes. Thai ฟักข้าว I think. Fvck Cow.
    I wonder why, if I see them in the market and people grow them, OP says Thais don't bother with them?
    I have not tried one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    These are some sort of vine that the MIL eats with her betel nut. Again don't know what they are called
    I'm pretty sure it's the same family as pepper, chapru (that wonderful package of taste sensation eaten with dried shrimp, ginger, garlic, chillie, peanuts, coconut, and palm syrup), and Pacific Islands kava (piper methisticum).
    I wish kava grew in Thailand.

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    quote: coconuts and mangos and... that’s about it I think

    We have mangoes but no coconuts, I think some were planted many years ago but failed to grow.

    OhOh
    quote: Too much water, currently.

    Luckily I don't have that issue rather not enough water around here at the moment. The rice almost died but we got just enough last week to keep it going.
    When we built the house the main thing I did was to create a good drainage path for the water to get off of our place and it has worked really well so far.

    Maanaam
    I actually didn't mean "Thais in general" when I said they what meant was my wife's family here don't eat them, which surprised the crap out of me because I thought they eat everything that is not poisonous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    That's it. I see them in the market sometimes. Thai ฟักข้าว I think. Fvck Cow
    Yep. That's it. Somewhat tasteless imo.

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    Mango, lamut, custard apple, lots of variety of banana, jack fruit, cherry, bramble, avocado, guava, mongkoot, papaya, lynchee, longan, breadfruit and a few basil bushes. Also two fruit trees I have no idea of the name.

    Currently growing some sugar cane in pots for transfer to the garden. Way too much water.

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    No idea what it is, but it's in my garden.
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    Bamboo, potatoes, magic mushrooms, redcurrants, blackberries and plenty of weeds atm

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    Rats, snakes, water monitor lizards, Tokays, bananas, papaya, lemon grass and other herbs and 4 dogs.

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    River crocs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    No idea what it is, but it's in my garden.
    Protea. The national flower of S Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    breadfruit
    How is that going?

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    ^I've got loads...huge buggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^I've got loads...huge buggers.
    Back story to my question; I posted some info about breadfruit being a super-food of sorts and asked the question about why it was not more abundant in Thailand. Further, I noted that the few times I've seen it sold in the market, it was sold immature and cut up (as if to add to a curry). In the Pacific Islands, breadfruit is ubiquitous and usually only picked when ripe. Used as a staple. It's benefits include a very good yeald per footprint of land used and once established, it's a source of food for decades. Many Pacific people plant a breadfruit tree upon the birth of a child, giving that child food for a lifetime.
    Begbie was inspired to go and buy a sapling which he planted.

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    ^Wife eats it...or cooks with it. I don't like it myself.

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    Its great that people are responding on here but what about some pictures (thanks Cyrille).
    I would love to see pictures of all those things Begbie has in his garden.

    Anyway to continue with my walk around our place. Here is the rest of the MIL's patch


    Lots of taro i.e phuak


    This I believe is called a Horseradish tree


    Another look at the previous tree


    Of course there is always bananas and here some galangal as well


    A young Pawpaw tree


    Pomegranate


    A different type of Taro


    More galangal


    Don't know what these are called but they produce a tuber that is eaten


    Again I don't know the name but this tree produces hundreds of little red "apples". At the moment it is still recovering from the most brutal haircut I have ever seen given to a tree and doing very well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Protea. The national flower of S Africa.

    Interesting.

    You could be right. The gardener reckons white is quite unusual and pink is more common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    but what about some pictures
    That would entail me actually getting off my arse and going out into the garden!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Its great that people are responding on here but what about some pictures (thanks Cyrille).
    I would love to see pictures of all those things Begbie has in his garden
    It’s pouring rain and there’s about two inches of standing water in our “field”. I’ll have a go later weather permitting.

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