Pretty cool shit man..
been meaning to put this up for a while...just been busy. anyway, here's some pics from a property i own in costa rica. i bought it 3 years ago and it was a complete swamp. all dirt and garbage that had been neglected for years. right now i use it as my office/machine yard/etc... mostly i keep my heavy machinery there in a few warehouse we built on the property. it also has a 2000sq.ft. house and a 400sq.ft. guest house. the entire property is 1.2acres. plan is to tear down the house sometime in the future and build new. all the plants you see were put in by me over the last 3 years; except the large fruit trees. i'm not sure about all of the plants so pardon my lack of knowledge. if you guys know anything then let me know what it is. thanks.
mangos. they came in a few weeks ago. we still have a few left in the tree after picking the others. still gotta make 1 more trip up to get the rest. got about 40 milk crates worth so far. we give a lot a way, freeze some, and sell the rest to the local vegetable stand for store credit. i have 1 tree on the property that fruits once a year.
these are a costa rican fruit that they call "juplones" i still don't know what the english word is for them. this tree fruits twice a year. they are the size of an avocado and are a cross between an apple and a mango in my opinion. these will be ready to start picking in a week or so. we usually get about 15-20 milk crates.
i have a few papaya trees. they are just starting to fruit. they fruit once a year.
bananas, plantains, and the little short bananas. these are flowering all year round.
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guanabana. i have two trees that fruit year round. they are white and sweet on the inside. they get really big; the size of small watermelons. we use them to make smoothies and ice cream.
these are called "gnoni's" in spanish. i have no clue what they are. i have 1 plant on the property. they are filled with seeds on the inside. the locals (those who are brave enough) make a fermented tea out of them. no one sells them and you can't find them bottled anywhere. the tea is supposed to be amazing for you. it helps with stomach and intestine problems. i'm not touching them...lol. they are the nastiest smelling fruit i've ever seen. the dogs love them though and it seems to make the poop like crazy. the vet says they are really good for them so i just let the tree do it's thing. they flower nonstop all year round.
i have 2 avocado trees that fruit once a year. one is the longer skinny ones and the other is the shorter round kind.
grapefruit, limes, oranges, water apples, etc...
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i also have several herbs. here's a pic of my wild oregano. also have tyme, basil, and a few others.
i have a few more plants and trees that don't have any fruit on them right now. starfruit, passion fruit, cas, mamon chinos, etc...
some flowers and cactus
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the property and my gardeners...
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hope you guys enjoy. i'll post some more pics as stuff comes into season.
Last edited by ScoobyDoobyDoo; 06-21-2012 at 10:49 AM.
wow man thats my dream backyard. it looks very peaceful my man. but no mj girls around?
never hold your farts in because they travel up your spine into your brain and that is where shitty ideas come from
Very beautiful! I spend a lot of time in Puerto Viejo. I love the Caribbean side!
thanks for stopping by guys. glad you enjoy.
hey cindy, i spend most of my time on the pacific side. playa hermosa (los suenos), manuel antonio, and golfito are my spots.
sorry bestbuds, pretty much impossible to grow outdoors here in the central/southern pacific zone of costa rica. too humid and too many bugs. the things that come crawling out the jungle are CRAZY. you could spray them with azamax, neem oil, whatever you like and they will just laugh at you. haha. i;ve tried a few outdoor grows and always gotten bud rot, mild, mildew, etc... some guys do outdoor up in the mountains or up north in guanacaste where it's less humid. i don't know how though. here's a few indoor pics though.
these are 6 girls i have in veg right now. they'll be going into flower in the next few days when i finish up a crop i have right now. i'm doing some work and upgrades to the tents and getting ready for a new 3hp self contained chiller so i pull them out during the day sometimes while i'm working on the spaces.
just put these girls into flower a few weeks ago. these pics are day 10 i think.
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these are the girls i'm finishing up right now. day 55 in these pics.
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nice pics bro...hows the fishing...
i have to ship EVERYTHING down so when i do orders it's usually a few pallets of stuff. there are no hydro stores here in costa rica so i have a few buddies that always jump in anytime i order stuff. i'm able to get it through a distributor cause of the size of the orders and the fact that it's being shipped out of the country. plus i have another op that is much bigger so i usually place 2-3 orders a year.
nice garden, just wondering were in the carolinas you fish i live out here in north carolina and never catch sht