Campari orange is a great drink. Using Kaffir limes, Roselle, Stevia, Cinnamon sticks and Cloves Hans Fritschi makes a low calories drink without any alcohol that tastes very much like real “Campari” orange cocktail. And most ingredients are home grown at Discovery Garden Pattaya.
Our largest Christmas goose weighs 4.2 Kilo. We cross the small Thai geese with the large Toulouse variety and thus get larger birds. Everything you always wanted to know about geese breeding in Thailand.
In an unique experiment Hans Fritschi is trying to find out whether hens are eating eggfruits or not? Meet Pouteria campechiana, eggfruit or “mon khai” as this unique fruit from South America is called in Thai.
The daily rains continue in Thailand: Time to produce new Bay leaf seedlings in a dry spot. Feeble roots in the clay soil pose the largest obstacle to growing Bay leaves in Thailand. Adding lava stone to the pot soil helps a lot.
The Thai rainy season is in full swing right now. After two months on summer vacations in Europe the garden in Pattaya is green as green can be, the fishpond will overflow soon. Bay leaf seedlings, Vanilla and nutmeg like the never ending rain and thrive. Anna, the goose, is female. The hens are starting to lay eggs. It is nice to be back in rainy Thailand.
Hans Fritschi will be back at Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai by the beginning of September. But you can visit both gardens during this summer break despite his absence. You can also order such precious plants as Nutmeg, Bay leaves or Thai figs whilst he is away. Just contact us by E-mail beforehand that we can make arrangements.
Today we got 30 new hens. They are four months old and will start to lay eggs within a month. They are very productive hybrid birds that will lay an egg almost every day.
Since yesterday growing Marijuana has become legal in Thailand. On the plants market of Pattaya several dealers offered different plants this morning. The prices ranged between 200 and 2000 Baht.
Absolutely stunning flowers
The most stunning flowers at Discovery Garden Pattaya come from the Money tree (Pachira insignis) or Guiana chestnut. But our trees have never so far produced the delicious edible seeds. So for propagation we have to rely on air-layering which is not so easy with this plant. Thus we have only a few Pachira insignis trees for sale.
Anna hatched in the incubator and believes Hans Fritschi is her mother. She follows him everywhere and needs his company whilst munching delicious grass. Geese in general imprint on the first moving object they see after hatching that is how I became “Mother Goose” by accident.