We have been talking about different varieties of exotic fruits and vegetables all the time but we never thought of growing our own. Well, I did! 🙂 and do it the organic way. I studied a lot about it and here are my tips on how to do organic gardening.
With the onset of fall and sending warm invitations to winter, don’t you think, it’s a perfect time for paying due attention to your garden. Otherwise you can also turn your old garden into an organic one. Now before you turn yourself into a quiz master and ask me what is organic gardening; or say organic garden, I will like to describe the actual meaning of it.
What is Organic Gardening?
Organic gardening is a certain way of growing plants, flower, vegetables, fruits or any kind of herbs, shrubs, where both traditional and scientific techniques are adopted to nurture them. The term organic gardening can be applied either on a smaller scale in respect of the plants in your garden or on a wider scale in respect of farming for commercial purposes. Another thing is that in organic gardening synthetic fertilizers are not used. In organic gardening there are lots of things involved which usually people don’t do. In it, the plants are perceived to be a part of the entire system of nature. The process starts from nourishing the soil, and ends till harvesting delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Emerging from the Winter, I did what I’m sure everyone concerned about their weight and their health does… go on a juice fast. Not with apples, pears and strawberries though. No, the world is full of healthy, edible fruits and veggies and I wanted to taste some of them. There’s nothing like a bit of a culinary adventure, and I wanted to replace carrots, oranges and apples with some exotic fruits and vegetables if I could find them.
In Australia for starters, I came across a bright yellow, semi-tropical fruit with these long spindly fingers growing on a friend’s farm. Known as Buddha’s Hand, this healthy citrus fruit, which looks just a bit like a lemon, doesn’t have juice. You can slice it and put it in your juicer. Superfoods are abundant everywhere, like lemons, and adding in some pitaya meant I was going to get a fill dose of beneficial nutrients and enzymes.
Idon’t think that it was my imagination when i discovered by skin and sinuses clearing and my joints feeling more flexible and smooth. Its rue that there are lots of different opinions about whats important when losing weight and trying to be healthy at the same time. Quality, originality and taste do it for me and with clear skin and sinuses, these exotic fruits certain deliver!
Well, it may be hard to believe, but some of the weirdest fruits and vegetables, which may look really odd, can actually work to keep us healthy. Some people will say they used to develop a cold every month, but with these exotic fruits and vegetables, its more like once a year. Look at the weird Cherimoya which is a South American fruit which doesn’t look particularly appetising on the outside. The flesh inside however is velvety creamy. With a pineapple and banana flavour, eating this fruit is like enjoying an after-dinner desert. If you can’t find this exotic fruit, at least you can get it as bottled flavoured water.
The Kiwano melon is a truly weird looking fruit. Some people say it looks like a bloated fish while others say it looks like a fruit from outer space. It has been nicknamed ‘horned melon’ and looks untouchable with its horned, yellow exterior. Inside you get a jelly-type fruit with a refreshing tantalizing taste with a mix of flavours from lime, cucumber and banana. The seeds are also edible, but with a strange fruit, most people simply prefer to hold the seeds between their teeth and remove the flesh of the fruit bu sucking it off. Similar to what you would do with a grenadilla, with a ripe Kiwano, you can just spoon out the fleshy part and eat it directly or use it as an addition to your fruit salad. Another great idea is to spice up your favourite drink and turn it into something exotic by adding in some Kiwano.
Unless you’re really averse to eating strange, wacky looking fruits and vegetables, you can’t go wrong by adding them to your diet and enjoying their health benefits.