Lippia Micromera: Little Known Truths About Jamaican Oregano

My Jamaican Oregano plant became the subject of a debate when a  visitor identified it as Spanish Thyme, while his wife referred to it simply as Thyme.  After a brief investigation, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that we were all somewhat correct. Lippia Micromera, also known as Jamaican Oregano, is an aromatic herb native … Read more

What Is Spanish Thyme? 8 Things You Should Know (Pictures)

Spanish Thyme, known locally as Big Thyme, is a soft-stem perennial herb used to season many Caribbean and East Indian cuisine and is valued for its medicinal benefits.  Its scientific name is Plectranthus Aboinicus. It is a member of the mint family, with a flavor similar to Oregano. Since I remember, we’ve always had Spanish … Read more

Leucaena Leucocephala: How to Grow, Use and Remove (Guide)

Over the years, Leucaena Leucocephala has been a constant source of frustration to many farmers in my region. As a kid, I remember watching an elderly neighbor painstakingly uproot small plants, referring to them by names I dare not repeat, even to this day. Years later, I finally found the name of this troublesome bush … Read more

How To Use Panadol Plant? A Bit More For You To Know

My panadol plant has grown into a beautiful bush, and now it’s time to prune it. Instead of throwing it all away, I wanted to find out how to use panadol plants. So, I looked into it. Traditionally, the Panadol Plant (Plectranthus Caninus Roth) was used to treat colds, as well as teeth and gum … Read more

When are French Cashews available In Grenada?

This afternoon, while I was picking some French Cashews, I noticed that the trees were flowering once again. Curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to do a bit of research, both online and around the island. I confirmed that French Cashews are available between May and July in Grenada. The peak season … Read more