Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Our biggest Philippine house building blunders. В We don’t want to present our project as a paragon of perfection, so here we show what went wrong during our Philippine house construction project and why, in the hope that others can learn from our mistakes. Most of these photos also appear in other sections of the site. No room for concrete in this column This photo shows the top of a 15…

The Malunggay tree is a fixture found in just about every Philippine yard.  The nutritious leaves are used in soups and other dishes. I especially like them in monggo soup, so of course we wanted our own supply of Malunggay.  One kindly lady at a plant nursery gave me a tiny little Malunggay plant.  My wife and everyone else laughed when I planted it on our lot.  Our neighbors in Tigbauan said they’d bring us a Malunggay tree.  It’s all pretty simple once you know how it’s done. Newly planted Malunggay tree Planting Malunggay is accomplished by hacking off a branch of sprout of an existing Malunggay tree and sticking it in the ground.  I came back to look the next day and here’s what I found: Malunggay sprouts leaves in one day! It looks like we may be harvesting Malunggay leaves in a few weeks or months.  Malunggay is thought to be very nutritious and it’s cultivation and consumption in promoted by the Philippine government.  It seems to have been a native of India.  Lots more information at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malunggay …