Thursday, November 27, 2008
Hydroponic organic vegetable experiments in Belize
We were trying to an experiment for Central Farm Government Research Station in trying to grow a ball head lettuce in Belize. Nobody yet has succeeded. I've tried about 18 types of lettuce. This particular one, was either Great Lakes #18, or Lechuga Escarola. Either way, you can notice the long twisted stem in my hand, as the lettuce refuses like all the others to form a ball head. My daughter Sharon had brought the seeds for me to experiment with from Miami-Dade County where she has a nursery and landscape business called FLORA TECH LANDSCAPES. First time she has been here to Hillview in eight years or more. The guy holding the lettuce is yours truly running this blog. Ray Auxillou, age 71 years young and still busy and mentally and physically challenged within the limits of old age. We have two small nurseries of our yard at Falconview Backpackers Adventure Hostel.