n1chev0: Momordica charantia is the scientific name; it is listed as toxic in a number of places with varying parts of the plant specified.
n1chev0: Balsam pear - that's another name for the orange fruit you ate. My understanding is that this plant is better eaten when unripe as a vegetable (called bitter melon). I beliieve that when it ripens it actually becomes poisonous; sufficiently poisonous to make small children and dogs sick. Rafael
Vince Russell: What are alkaloids ?
Corpus Cal: youd be surprised, low chill heirlooms can and are cultivated here, look up the ein shemer apple
Corpus Cal: many hibiscus' are edible, some are cultivated specifically for their taste
Laurel Purdy: What other channels?
Laurel Purdy: Luke, I live in Ft. Myers, too.. how are your trees doing?
Wanna trade seeds and cuttings?
Laurel Purdy: Where are you? I'm in Ft. Myers! I'd long to trade seeds and cuttings!
Laurel Purdy: How are they doing? And where did you ge them?
Laurel Purdy: Cerasse
Laurel Purdy: Cerasee.. I was wondering that, myself..
Delano Small: Hello John, thanks for all your support on everything you post. I am now starting my garden and would love to put as much fruits and vegetables in it as I could possibly get. I have Moringa Oleifera so far. I heard you mentioned Kutuk? I'm not sure how it's spelled but I would love to know more about it. I am in The Bahamas which has a climate like Florida. Where can I find it and how do you spell it?
StarkeyRK: how do you spell sarasee?
StarkeyRK: John, this is the first video of yours that I watched a year ago. I am amazed, rewatching this, how now, I am growing everything in this video! I was brand new last year and have come incredibly far. I now have 5 greenhouses, an indoor/outdoor greenhouse upstairs - with a deck - its patio door is always open - greenhouse framed - my tropicals are there. Hottub heats one, and Ipool heats the other - rest are cold crops and 1 covered outdoor grow area. Whew! WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN! Thank you
Barry Foster: Is this Zone 10? Where in "south Florida" is this? Miami? West Palm - Ft Meyers? Can we get a closer locator?
George Horvath: The katuk is doing well! A.K.A. Star Gooseberry, Sweet Leaf, Tropical Asparagus, Chang Kok, Manis
Titi Starr: caimito is a big tree like nance and avocado ,and bears a very delicious fruit.Nances can de eaten ripe or candied.Mamon or Mamoncillo.The varietes of Zapotes/NIsperos or Spodillas,Anon/Anona,Guanabana and a shrub she can grow even in her fron yard is Guava or Guayaba,which comes in many varieties some are green and some you eat ripe.A kind of green called Chipilin,this is sold ornamental in South Florida and also can be grown in a front yard among the other greens .The leaves can be put in soup
Titi Starr: some other trees you can grow in South Florida or Hawaii:Cashew ,not only can you eat the nut ,but also the fruit ,you can put it in a blender and make juice,freze the juice to make popsicles and even try putting the fruit in the freezer and just eating it like that.Jocote ,Spanish plum or Spondias purpurea also you can eat the fruit green ,ripe,make juice ,freeze the jucie and make popsicles and teh leaves are rich in iron and jocote like figs will grow from cuttings.
Titi Starr: apart from fruit try the papaya green or ripe and mangoes green(depends on the variety of mango) or ripe in salads with dressings.Carambola can also be eaten green or ripe and so can suriname cherries
Titi Starr: I love it because trees produce oxygen and also are habitat for wildlife such as birds and then they are actually edible.
Titi Starr: edible hibiscus? is it a certain variety?
Titi Starr: I think in South Florida you can grow just about anything wit the exeption of certain berries like bleubaerries and cranberrie that like cooler climates and apples,pears,cheeries
dimensionalyspeaking: Great video,I live in Miami and grow everything,...
wheeliegrl: Moringa ISNT bitter if u harvest and saute when young. They taste like spinach, and are one of THE best things u can eat. After moringa leaves, you can thorw ALL ur spinach in the garbage.
ine thomas: I would love in give Rene some plants and get some plants from her I am in south Florida also. I did not see a soup sap tree
ine thomas: I have mangos
Spacekat Tommy: Be sure to link your friends in the description in the future vids :D
jesus wong: where is jackson the chicken
Donald Mulligan: I am a very first time vegetable gardender. I have heard of all the stories about the bugs, the heat, ect. I live near in Clewiston, Florida. Can somebody please help me with growing besides tomatoes and pepper? I love them both but I need more helpl
mizzpoetrics: I didn't see any mangos! My favorite friut! Waaaah, where's the mangos???
mizzpoetrics: Love this video John! My favs on here are the passion fruit, & the cerasse fruit! I haven't had any in a long time. I'm not sure how they'll fare in the cold weather.
Toni B: Thank John I really enjoy watching ur videos they always help me... I have been growing my garden since September 2012. & i have learned so many of ur videos. Thank u so much for taking the time to teach some of us average growers to be better growers...
rzashida: Great informative video one of my favorites
Mick Tree: what was the ''new plant '' ,orange pedals and red seeds, called?
TABULOUS1: #randomComedicRelif... She smacked him in the head with the mulberry branch 18:45 - 18:49
Jefferdaughter: Some varieties of passion flower grow as far north as Virginia, Kentucky, etc, and produce edible fruit. They grow wild there, and are sometimes known as 'maypop'.
MisterNickOtine: the sweet potato is I. batatas, a different species than the LSA containing morning glory I. tricolor or I. violacea. they are close relatives but i doubt it has any LSA.
Endrikh Darkvine CXVI: they are? :o maybe they got lsa then :p
MisterNickOtine: no. they are in morning glory (convulvulaceae) completely different family.
NaomiPhoenix: I just bought some jungle peanuts on ebay
BackyardPhenomena: Cerasee is poisonous once its fruit turns yellow.
Marta Laura: can you put some information about grafting?
PinkShirtz: Lol you guys look so sneaky, doing people good by putting greens in their food! Lol, it's a nice change from banks and corporations constantly being sneaky in the bad sense and taking people for granted!
TheRastaRick: Hey jon!! Do you know where I can get a Katuk plant living in South Florida?
TropicBob1: Also want to add that Carambolas make fantastic juice (juice extractor)- no need to add anything.
TropicBob1: Great video John and Rene. I have some some Jungle Peanut seed and live in south Florida. Can they grow in 1/2 shade? Okinawa spinach is one of my favorites-steam it with rice (near the end) and comes out great. What about Taro (especially for chips) and Belembe? They grow fast here. I'm not sure how to prepare them. Interesting how you propagate Katuk- I will try that. My papaya is loaded with fruit but they are 20' high.
Liendelou: John,when will you be doing a lecture or something like that in Southern Calif.?
I know Florida is warmer but it's not too bad here in south callie either.
pestanah: hmm....i wonder which greens do have any forms of alkaloids at all?
Endrikh Darkvine CXVI: ah thx didn't know that :) now i wonder why it doesnt have LSA and etc, the alkaloids morning glories have :D
pestanah: hi there, im not sure if your question has been answered. Anyway, sweet potato and potato are two different species of plants altogether. Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) belongs to the morning glory family whereas potato (Solanum tuberosum) belongs to the nighshade family (eg tomato, chillis, eggplant, tomatillo). The green parts of the nightshade plants contain the alkaloid solanine which should not be eaten. Hope this helps.