Last week I got a chance to visit my Aunt Ja and see her Thai garden down in Ft. Lauderdale. She has a wide range of vegetables growing for the kitchen. I’ve actually posted on this garden before and you can see that post here. This time I got a chance to film. I wish I knew more of the plant names; however, I held my own on naming varieties all things considered. Translating from Thai names to English or Latin is impossible… Ja and I have pretty much given up trying to nail down exact species. Heh.
This garden is an example of how much you can grow in a South Florida garden when you only have a limited amount of time. There’s always something fresh in season and my cousin, Ja’s daughter, tells me that they get at least half their vegetables from the backyard.
Check out my video tour:
The thing that always impresses me about Ja’s garden is the abundance of papaya. Look at those multi-trunked monsters loaded with fruit.
If you live down south, grow papaya!
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