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Here are some of the plants growing on my Organic Terrace Garden:

Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia  (Ghost Pepper)

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 1.56 SHU.

The Bhut Jolokia is used as a spice and also finds applications in defence in pepper sprays and chilli bombs.

Jalapeno
Jalapeno

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 Tomato

Cherry Tomato

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

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.

Rangpur Lime

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.

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