Organic Terrace Garden
Here are some of
the plants growing on my Organic Terrace Garden:
The Bhut Jolokia is cultivated in the
Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. In
2007, Guiness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the
world's hottest chilli pepper with more than 1 million Scoville heat
units (SHUs). Since 2013, the record is held by Carolina Reaper at
The Bhut Jolokia is used as a spice and also finds applications in
defence in pepper sprays and chilli bombs.
Jalapeno is a mild chilli pepper from
Mexico with a SHU as low as 2500. They are perenial plants which
provide many peppers in a season which are harvested when green.
Jalapenos are used in many ways including freshly sliced in salsas or
as a topping on pizzas. They can also be pickled in vinegar.
Cherry tomatoes have been believed to
have originated in Aztec Mexico and are now very popular all over
the world. Given the right conditions, even a single plant will
provide a steady yield throughout the season. Some varieties grow as
tall as 10 feet!
Cherry tomatoes are small fruited and consumed in salads.
Lemongrass is a tropical plant in
the grass family. It is widely used as a culinery herb in Chinese
and Thai recepies and also finds use as a medicinal herb. One of
the most common ways of consumption is in the form of a tea.
The Rangpur lime originated in
Bangaladesh. It is a natural hybrid between a mandarin orange and
the lemon. It is a citris fruit with a very acidic taste.
Rangpur limes can be used to make the finest marmalade. Another
use for rangpur limes is for flavouring gin.
The plant is also used as an ornamental tree and as a citrus
rootstock. It is commercially grown in Costa Rica where it is
preferred over lime and lemon.