In Arizona there are International Stores where I can buy Filipino vegetables.
I usually buy Asian foods I like once a month and spend more than a hundred dollars ($100).
My favorites are: moringa, okra, and saluyot which are very expensive.
They aren’t fresh too of course.
There was one time the moringa and the saluyot leaves were already detached from the little branch!
Thus I decided to just grow my own.
The moringa tree
It came from a tropical garden here at $28. A very small one.
You can also plant the seeds but it takes a while for them to grow. I tried doing it.
Moringa planted from seeds.
The seedlings were bought at home depot.
They were planted under the dwarf orange tree.
It’s for me and my Tiny, the tortoise. If he’s not eating kale and collard greens, he eats the camote leaves.
Saves $0.98 from buying the kale.
The seeds I planted were given by Tatang, another gardener.
The green pepper
The seedlings were bought at Walmart.
The original plant was given by Ate Adela, a friend who now lives in Michigan.
I have propagated them. I now have three long pots of kangkong.
The seeds were bought at Walmart.
The lemon tree
It was bought at home depot.
Lemon is expensive at $0.50-$1 a piece!
Nowadays I dry my own seeds.
The pepper (red) and the saluyot (brown) seeds.