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Old 08-06-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Are there any people here who have done gardening in Puerto Rico? Any suggestions for me as to type of vegetables that work well (I am in the south, dry part of the island) and any warnings as far as animals, insects to look out for?
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I am so so jealous! SIGH. Stuck here in the mainland til I can afford to move to a warm place. Siiiiigh. Making the best of it.

Anyway, you can grow a LOT in a tropical climate. I would suggest learning about the local edibles, as things you would traditionally grow in a temperate garden may not do well.

You can easily grow bananas (Eaten immature as a cooked starch as well as ripe), elephant ears (They're edible and eaten in the caribbean), sweet potatoes (the red kind, a few of which are used as "ornamentals"), cassava, breadfruit, all types of citrus, malabar spinach, chayote/christophene (it is like summer squash). The list goes ON and ON.

You can also grow papaya trees (papayas are eaten green as a cooked veggie as well as ripe) and avocado trees from the seed. Of course okra, eggplant and peppers grow Extremely well. The problem you'll have is trying to keep plants under control...not trying to get them to grow.

I am trying not to be too jealous.

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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How is your spanish? You can check the books and webpage of mr douglas candelario
In addition to mentioned fruits, you can add varieties oif guavas, tamarind, citrics, passionfruit, soursoup, acerola/caribbean cherries, pineapple , herbs( rosemary,basil,oregano, peppermint....
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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How is your spanish? You can check the books and webpage of mr douglas candelario
In addition to mentioned fruits, you can add varieties oif guavas, tamarind, citrics, passionfruit, soursoup, acerola/caribbean cherries, pineapple , herbs( rosemary,basil,oregano, peppermint....
Mmmm soursop...mmmmn guaaaava..mmm
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Here in the East Coast, I get Avocados and Mangoes directly from the Island, from friends. There are no Avocados anywhere in the world like a Puerto Rican one. They are huge, meaty, and delicious. One was about 12" long. And the Mangoes are sweet and superb......simply awesome, and it has to do with the quality of the soil. Puerto Rico has excellent soil, like certain parts of California.......
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:40 AM
 
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Default I am looking for this long horn beetles in puerto Rico

Hello

I am sincerely looing for this long - horn beetles in Puerto Rico.

Since i was Kid, i have been collecting beetles for my collections for about 35 years.

whenever you see this long - horn beetles around there , Let me know,please !

I would like to buy this beetles.

As a token of my gratitude, i can pay you $100 per by paypal method or Bank transfer.

Attached, exactly what i am looking for.

when you see this , just keep it in refrigerator putting in small plastic Box, then let me know.

My e-mail address : dorcus04@naver.com
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