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Tropical Seeds for Making Jewelry

Tropical Seeds for Making Jewelry

For 11 years I was half owner of a jewelry company called Seventh Sense, and we scoured the planet looking for exotic beads and materials…

Insect Pests and Solutions

Insect Pests and Solutions

There are thousands of insects in the jungle here, and several of them like to feast on our plants. We’re going to try to catalog…

Edible Nuts and Seeds that Grow in the Tropics

Edible Nuts and Seeds that Grow in the Tropics

Surprisingly, there aren’t many familiar nuts and seeds that grow in the tropics. We have…

Permaculture Plant Nerd Quiz

Permaculture Plant Nerd Quiz

Here are photos of ten EDIBLE tropical plants. So for all you tropical garden geeks…

Growing Gallery

Growing Gallery

Here at Rancho Delicioso, we now have well over 100 edible plants growing here. Below…

Toxic Edible Plants

Toxic Edible Plants

It may sound like an oxymoron, but many plants that we have growing at the…

Edible Flowers at the Farm

Edible Flowers at the Farm

Many people have wanted to know which flowers you can eat, and which are poisonous…

Recipes View all

Fudgy, Black Bean Brownies

Fudgy, Black Bean Brownies

The other day we had a tapas picnic outside in the dome to commemorate the nearing departure of several volunteers. The…

Tropical Plants for Making Tea

Tropical Plants for Making Tea

We have many plants for making tea here, they include the following list. At one point I purchased seeds of actual…

Rosemary Veggie Farm Rice

Rosemary Veggie Farm Rice

Farm-Fresh Rosemary Rice with Farm Veggies and Egg Preparation Time: 15 minutes (excluding time of rice cooking) Serves: 4 This is a very fast, easy, and tasty way to use…

Cilantro Purslane Pesto

Cilantro Purslane Pesto

Cilantro/Purslane Pesto to try Ingredients 1 cup cilantro 1 cup purslane leaves and small stems 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup cashew nuts 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 5 cloves garlic,…

Purslane Basil Pesto

Purslane Basil Pesto

Our Purslane Basil Pesto Recipe This is a wonderful, super-healthy raw vegan pesto that’s very inexpensive because it’s primary ingredient is purslane, which is perhaps the easiest food to grow…

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Vegetables View all

Eggplant

Eggplant

Known for their beauty in color, and egg-like shape by which they earned their name, this vegetable belongs to the nightshade family along with it’s…

Healthy Spinach

Super Healthy Kale

Amaranth

Yellow and Green Cucumbers

Mustard Greens

Beets – How to Grow Them

Growing Wild View all

Giant Mushrooms

Giant Mushrooms

  We found some mushrooms growing in the corner of the shade structure, seemingly connected somehow…

Wild Cilantro (Culantro Silvestre)

Giant Grenadilla

Purslane – a Wild Superfood Weed

Goldenberries

Monsters View all

Rhinoceros Beetle Larvae

Rhinoceros Beetle Larvae

Friendly Transparent Underground Monsters We discovered these large, transparent grubs living in the earth near the…

Using Tarantulas for Pest Control

Jungle Animals View all

Animal Challenges

Animal Challenges

A tropical organic farm is a giant salad bar to wild animals I love jungle animals.…

Natural Predators as Allies on the Farm

Frog Versus Cat

Godzilla attacks the farm

Iguanas