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Here's JahB's Subsistence Farm
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Organic Farming In Jamaica
By Wellesley Gayle
A few days ago, I got an email from my pal, patron and ardent subscriber, Cherri Black, 'showing off' her husband's freshly reaped fruits and vegetables!
They were absolutely beautiful, even against the fact that they are 100% organic no chemical fertilizer and no pesticides!
And so an idea popped!
I should take a trip to the farm and walk with JahB!
And so, with their acceptance, I did!
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It was quite an educational tour for me, trust me.
Yes, I could relate to many of the vegetables (and fruits), but there was a number of new learning for me, including...
- The 'rat ears' plant
- The health benefits of water-grass
- How turmeric is grown
- Some of the differences between yams
- Two popular types of bananas in Jamaica
- What a nutmeg tree really looks like, and even,
- How to reap a plantain, without removing it from the field :-)
A Wide Array Of Jamaican Fruits And Vegetables
It is supposed to be a subsistence farm, but with well over twenty five vegetables, fruits, spices and medicinal herbs, I started to wonder if its time for him to export!
Well that was a joke, but he certainly has more (an even more when the harvest full comes) than his immediate family might be able to consume on a normal basis.
There was an abundance of bananas, particularly lacatan and gross mitchell, but there were a number of other growing plants, including...
- Gungo peas
- Sugar Cane
- Sweet Potato
- Otaheite Apples (Jamaican Apple)
- Pear (Avocado)
- Bird Peppers
- Scotch Bonnet Peppers
- June Plum
- 'Rat Ears'
- Cerasee &
- Water Grass herbs
Pictures From JahB's Farm
Here now are the a few of the clips!
Green (Mature) Plantains
Sweet Potato Plant
A part of JahB's Yam Farm
JahB Guiding The Yam Vine
Young Corn growing (At Center)
Herbs, Spices & Sweet Treats
Scotch Bonnett Peppers
Jamaican Nutmeg Plant
Baby Sorrel Plant
Baby June Plum Tree
Jamaican Sugar Cane
Your Truly With A Bunch Of Ripe Bananas
I Should Tell You...
There is a little river that we had to cross to get to the farm and during my visit I noticed a few ducks drifting downstream, and then back up... seems they just came down to say hi to me, but that was beautiful.
Ducks In River
Here's The Video!
The full YouTube Video, with highlights of my farm tour is below.
Just click the PLAY button below and enjoy!
If you are interested in getting more information about JahB's farm, or perhaps a tour, simply complete the form below and him, or his wife Cherri, will get back to you promptly, usually within a few hours.
You may also reach them at:
(215) 856-4524 (Magic Jack, free from U.S.);
(215) 882 4351 WhatsApp;
(876) 779 3692 Jamaica
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