Geoff McCabe

What’s Growing at Rancho Delicioso

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Gallery of Edible Plants That Will Grow in Costa Rica

Polyculture with Sweet Potato Invasion

Polyculture with Sweet Potato Invasion

Finally I’ve been able to find the right way to display most of what we’re growing here at Rancho Delicioso. I was guessing that it must be up to 100 different edible plants, but it’s far more than that.

As of this writing, many of them are still experimental and we aren’t yet able to produce them in large quantities all year. Some will grow only in dry season, or wet season. Others, such as Kale, grow extremely well in dry season, but in wet season are much slower. We believe it would be very helpful to have an “open greenhouse” which means a structure that is open on the sides, but has a translucent roof, to let in most of the light, but able to keep out the rain. Currently this is something that we can’t afford to do in a large size.

Clicking the photos below will open them up to much larger, beautiful versions in a scrolling gallery so you can flip through them easily. Eventually I’d like to link each to its own article.

All of these photos currently showing were taken within the same week in March, 2014.

For a bigger, better version of this gallery, click here: Growing Gallery

  • Amaranth - Edible Leaves (1)

    Amaranth - (Cockscomb) with edible leaves

  • Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera

  • Annatto - Achiote

    Annatto - Achiote

  • Acerola Cherry

    Acerola Cherry

  • Arugula

    Arugula

  • Bananas

    Bananas

  • Banana - Cuadrado

    Banana - Cuadrado

  • Plantains

    Plantains

  • Basil - Indian Holy

    Basil - Indian Holy

  • Basil - Purple

    Basil - Purple

  • Basil---Sweet

    Basil---Sweet

  • Beans - Brown Kidney

    Beans - Brown Kidney

  • Beans - Bush Bean Plants - 3m tall

    Beans - Bush Bean Plants - 3m tall

  • Beans - Pigeon Pea / Bush Bean - Frijol de Palo

    Beans - Pigeon Pea / Bush Bean - Frijol de Palo

  • Berry Harvest

    Berry Harvest

  • Bitter Melon Medicinal

    Bitter Melon Medicinal

  • Borage Edible Flowers

    Borage - Edible Flowers

  • Broccoli Head

    Broccoli Head

  • Cabbage

    Cabbage

  • Cacao - Chocolate Trees Growing from Seed

    Cacao - Chocolate Trees Growing from Seed

  • Cabbage---Chinese

    Cabbage---Chinese

  • Calendula - Edible Flowers

    Calendula - Edible Flowers

  • Cashew Nuts with Immature Fruits

    Cashew Nuts with Immature Fruits

  • Cashew-Flowers-and-Nut-Pod

    Cashew-Flowers-and-Nut-Pod

  • Cassava - Yucha Plant

    Cassava - Yucha Plant

  • Celery

    Celery

  • Dill

    Dill

  • Chayote Tip

    Chayote Tip

  • Chayote Vine

    Chayote Vine

  • Chile - Pepperoncinis

    Chile - Pepperoncinis

  • Chile Panamanio

    Chile Panamanio

  • Chile Panamania

    Chile Panamania

  • Sweet Peppers

    Sweet Peppers

  • Cilantro Coyote

    Cilantro Coyote

  • Cilantro Flowers

    Cilantro Flowers

  • Cilantro

    Cilantro

  • Cinnamon Tree

    Cinnamon Tree

  • Citronella

    Citronella

  • Coffee Sprouting - Cafe

    Coffee Sprouting - Cafe

  • Collard Greens

    Collard Greens

  • Cranberry Hibiscus

    Cranberry Hibiscus

  • Cucumber - Yellow

    Cucumber - Yellow

  • Cucumber and Bitter Melon

    Cucumber and Bitter Melon

  • Dragonfruit Cactus Epiphyte Tip

    Dragonfruit Cactus Epiphyte Tip

  • Flower that eats flies and smells like rotten meat

    Dutchman's Pipe - Flower that eats flies and smells like rotten meat

  • Fennel

    Fennel

  • Fennel Flowers for Pollen

    Fennel Flowers for Pollen

  • Galangal

    Galangal

  • Gotu Kola

  • Guava

    Guava

  • Guava Tree Trunk

    Guava Tree Trunk

  • Guava Tree

    Guava Tree

  • Hibiscus - Edible Flower

    Hibiscus - Edible Flower

  • Hibiscus 2

    Hibiscus 2

  • Ice Cream Bean Tree Leaves

    Ice Cream Bean Tree Leaves

  • Kale---Lacinato

    Kale---Lacinato

  • Katuk - Edible Tree Leaves

    Katuk - Edible Tree Leaves

  • Kang Kong - Water Spinach

    Kang Kong - Water Spinach

  • Lemongrass

    Lemongrass

  • Limes

    Limes

  • Macadamia Nut Tree Top

    Macadamia Nut Tree Top

  • Melon 1

    Melon 1

  • Melon

    Melon

  • Mint

    Mint

  • Moringa Leaves and Flowers

    Moringa Leaves and Flowers

  • Mulberries growing

    Mulberries growing

  • Mulberry - Ripe - Morera

    Mulberry - Ripe - Morera

  • Mustard-Greens

    Mustard-Greens

  • Mustard Greens - Seed Production

    Mustard Greens - Seed Production

  • Mustard Seed Pods

    Mustard Seed Pods

  • Mustard-Seeds

    Mustard-Seeds

  • Naranjillo

    Naranjillo

  • Neem Tree

    Neem Tree

  • Okhra in Bags

    Okhra in Bags

  • Okhra Plant - Mid Stage

    Okhra Plant - Mid Stage

  • Okhra Babies

    Okhra Babies

  • Okhra Stump

    Okhra Stump

  • Onions Sprouting

    Onions Sprouting

  • Oregano

    Oregano

  • Oregano---Giant

    Oregano---Giant

  • Papaya - Giant

    Papaya - Giant

  • Papaya - Papallero

    Papaya - Papallero

  • Parsley

    Parsley

  • Pasionfruit - Purple

    Pasionfruit - Purple

  • Pasionfruit - Yellow-Orange

    Pasionfruit - Yellow-Orange

  • Passionfruit Starters

    Passionfruit Starters

  • Giant Grenadilla Passionfruit

    Giant Grenadilla Passionfruit

  • Grenada

    Grenada

  • Pipian Zucchini Squash

    Pipian Zucchini Squash

  • Peanuts - Mani

    Peanuts - Mani

  • Pineapple-Growing---Half-Size

    Pineapple-Growing---Half-Size

  • Polyculture with Sweet Potato Invasion

    Polyculture with Sweet Potato Invasion

  • Purslane

    Purslane

  • Radish Root

    Radish Root

  • Radish Patch

    Radish Patch

  • Sage - Salvia

    Sage - Salvia

  • Sesame Seed Pods

    Sesame Seed Pods

  • Spinach

    Spinach

  • Starfruit Blossoms

    Starfruit Blossoms

  • Aztec Stevia Plant - Phyla Dulcis

    Aztec Stevia Plant - Phyla Dulcis

  • Squash 2

    Squash 2

  • Squash 3

    Squash 3

  • Sweet Potato - Camote Patch

    Sweet Potato - Camote Patch

  • Tat Soi - Chinese Green

    Tat Soi - Chinese Green

  • Terragon

    Terragon

  • Thyme

    Thyme

  • Tiquisque - Malanga

    Tiquisque - Malanga

  • Wild Tomatillo - Volunteer Costa Rica

    Wild Tomatillo

  • Tomato Starter

    Tomato Starter

  • Vanilla Orchid

    Vanilla Orchid

  • Watermelon

    Watermelon

  • Yuccha Field

    Yuccha Field

  • Zapallos

    Zapallos

  • Zucchini Flower - Edible

    Zucchini Flower - Edible

  • Zuchini Squash

    Zuchini Squash

  • Zucchini growing with Tapered End

    Zucchini - growing with tapered end

  • Zucchini Squash

    Zucchini Squash

  • Zucchini Squash Thing

    Zucchini Squash Thing

  • Tomatoes - Cherry

    Tomatoes - Cherry

  • Turmeric Sprouting

    Turmeric Sprouting

For a bigger, better version of this gallery, click here: Growing Gallery

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