This is the rare Indian Tulsi Spice. It is used in cooking and for its medicinal properties.
This is a pineapple plant. It has a new shoot growing from its side. The actual fruit can come up and out of the center of the plant so that it can be picked.
The Habenero Pepper. This used to be the hottest pepper in the world until it was overtaken by the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper.
A view of the coffee plant. It produces fragrant flowers and coffee beans every spring.
A full view of the five foot tall lemon plant
The growth of a lemon plant, with a small lemon emerging.
A tomato seedling. This plant is a disease resistant variety that can fight aphids, deleterious bacteria, and other fungi.
This is a Zucchini Plant. The large flower is representative of an about to grow zucchini.
A Mango plant I grew from the core of a mango. It is over four years old now.
A California Palm Tree which I sprouted from a palm tree seed while I was on vacation in Irvine, Orange County.
An aerial view of the base of my grape vine from my deck.
A few cucumbers hanging between the posts of my deck. These cucumbers grow to about a foot in length when mature.
My favorite plant of all. This is a Banana Tree, a dwarf variety that is over four feet in height. It is yet to produce the fruit, but it does produce many offspring (There are many new banana baby plants growing from the base on the mother plant. I often donate these babies to local friends and temples).
This is a Rubber Plant. The juice from the leaves of this plant can be treated and used to make polymers and other rubber products.
A sugarcane plant which I grow from a sugarcane stem I bought from Edison, NJ at an Indian Supermarket. Behind it is part of my grape vine.
An orange tree which I sprouted from the seed of an orange. This year it has grown over a foot in height!
A breed of a Singapore Lotus. It has an excellent scent in its flowers.
A lucky bamboo plant. The label said it had a max height of 12″, but the plant seems to have exceeded expectations. It is 60″ tall now.
An ornamental palm tree. This was my first plant.
A rare breed of bamboo that will one day be over seventy feet in height.
A side fencing system I constructed on the side of my house. Has cemented poles in eight foot intervals and rot-resistant wood. This was made to prevent squirrels and deer from eating the tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries that grow here.
Smaller Saffron Crocus corms just sprouting out of the ground.
A Saffron Crocus Flower, with red central stigmas that can be dried and used in cooking. This is the most valuable spice on Earth and is part of my Agricultural GT Research Project.
Real Grapes from a Grape Vine – These are perennial and seeded. The plant is over thirty feet in length.
This is a Japanese Red -White Rose collected from a California Garden.
Assorted Lilies – These are perennial and grow in over six different colors.
Cucumber Plant – The vine is growing across the deck on a frame I built from scrap wood.
In a typical summer week, I usually collect about one-two pans worth of vegetables from my backyard garden. This pan is holding tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, spicy peppers, and a few rose flowers.
A picture of my patch, a large scaled fenced system I designed over four years ago. Although damaged by weathering, the structure has withstood even Hurricane Sandy because of its cement and metal supports. I spent over 200 summer hours to build this because I dug one foot deep into the 8′ x 14′ plot and removed every large rock from the soil (rocky soil is not conducive to a healthy growing environment). Today I grow many cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, and lettuce in this patch during summers.