South America, check in here!

LaurieLovesLearning
LaurieLovesLearning ModeratorManitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 4,658 admin
edited October 2020 in South America

It is time that South American members are represented in a check in space on TGN. I was thinking that in order for S. American members to (possibly) meet or sell or exchange anything (if ever) and to compare notes, it would be helpful to know...where do you call home?

Keep things brief, as I my purpose for this thread is to be only for short introductions & reference, not necessarily discussion. This can be done elsewhere on TGN.

If you want to discuss region specific topics, feel free to post a new discussion in a new thread in "South America".

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  • Sharie
    Sharie Posts: 277 ✭✭✭

    I live in Ecuador in a farming type of village.

  • Tave
    Tave Moderator In the AndesPosts: 854 admin

    I live in Bolivia. Thanks so much for this @LaurieLovesLearning.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 4,658 admin

    @Tave You are welcome!

  • flowerpower *
    flowerpower * Posts: 259 ✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning Great idea for a SA welcome community! I hope to live part time in South America and the plants, flowers, medicines, and local foods are a big part of the attraction for me.

    @Sharie Hi! What's growing in your garden at this season?

  • flowerpower *
    flowerpower * Posts: 259 ✭✭✭

    @Tave What sort of flowers do you like in your area?

  • Tave
    Tave Moderator In the AndesPosts: 854 admin
    edited October 2020

    @flowerpower * My favorite flower here just finished blooming and I managed to get some seeds to try propagating it. It's called arbol paraíso (melia azedarach) and it smells similar to lilac. I just found out the fruit and seeds are highly poisonous and make a good natural insecticide. Other flowers include roses, geraniums, jacaranda, bougainvillea, gardenia, and a bunch more I haven't learned the names yet.

    It's spring right now and we're anxiously waiting for the rainy season. The grapes have bloomed and the fruit is starting to form. I ate my first peach this season and it was awesome.

  • flowerpower *
    flowerpower * Posts: 259 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2020

    @Tave Thanks. I imagine the flowers are gorgeous in South America.

  • Tave
    Tave Moderator In the AndesPosts: 854 admin


    The American Botanical Council is having a webinar about what we need to know about the Amazon in their Sustainable Herbs Program. I’m still struggling to learn the herbs used here in South America, but it’s worth the effort as local herbs are adapted to the growing conditions and don’t require international shipping.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 4,658 admin
    edited November 2020

    Since our changes to this part of the forum are now complete, I would like to request any further posts in this thread now be introductions only. Any other discussion pertaining to this particular continent can now be made in it's own discussion thread. Woohoo! 🎉

    @Tave, it would be great if you could create a new discussion post under South America about the ABC webinar so that it doesn't get lost in this particular thread.

    If you have any questions, please pm me. Thanks!

  • Tave
    Tave Moderator In the AndesPosts: 854 admin

    Got it:) Thank you

  • Sharie
    Sharie Posts: 277 ✭✭✭

    I totally missed seeing this post. I've spent the last two days planting seeds: many different peppers, tomatoes, kohlrabi, ground cherries, squash, etc. We harvested Butternut Squash, carrots, potatoes, cilantro, basil, a few tomatoes (working on that with 12 varieties to see what will do best), chard, lots of lettuce and arugula although we had competition with white butterflies laying eggs and the subsequent caterpillars eating more than we did, dill and one watermelon. We've amended the soil now so hopefully there will be more next time. I had a local guy plant yucca. I think that's the same as cassava. Super yummy and is basically storage food in the ground. The arugula re-seeded without any help and has spread outside of the garden which is fantastic! I love arugula!

"Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut. But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China. Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others."

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