Amaranthus-Totakoora (Thotakura) Green variety of Amaranthus popular in Andhra Pradesh. It is often cooked with dals. Totakoora (or totakura) provides excellent roughage in your diet and is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin A and C. This is a tasty green consumed extensively in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Recipes made of this green are very tasty… Continue reading Totakoora


Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) or karela, also known as bitter melon in the Chinese markets, is a delicacy that is nutritious and is renowned to have medicinal qualities. It can be fried, stuffed, pickled, baked or curried. Varieties of this vegetable include those with very light, almost whitish green skin to the dark bottle green… Continue reading Bitter Gourd


Full Circle Earth

Full Circle Earth is a non profit organization dedicated to education, empowerment, and growth for the whole community. Within these three focused pillars – Educate, Empower, Grow Full Circle Earth will meet the environmental needs of the community, while creating rewarding vocational and learning service opportunities for students, youth and individuals with developmental disabilities. Jimi… Continue reading Full Circle Earth

General · Insects

Flea Beetle

First insect attacked our plants this season. After several research, I realized that it’s called Flea Beetles. They were supposed to be infecting during seedling but my case it was during the growing season. Unfortunately, any greens around it were not affected at all. Not sure why they picked only eggplants so far in my… Continue reading Flea Beetle


Compost Tea

What is compost tea? Compost tea is an aerobic water solution that has extracted the microbe population from compost along with the nutrients. In simple terms, it is a concentrated liquid created by a process to increase the numbers of beneficial organisms as an organic approach to plant/soil care. Why is it so great? Generally,… Continue reading Compost Tea