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Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Christmas Crop

As the year comes to an end, we are preparing for Christmas season. Folks are budgeting to purchase gifts, children are biting their nails as they count down the days leading to Christmas day.

However, something is missing. Other than the gifts, the songs, the message of Jesus's birth, the decoration and the people something is missing...did you guess "food and drinks"?

That is correct, no one can enjoy Christmas without the food and drinks.

As a result let's talk about the drinks for a moment and the crop which is known as a Christmas crop.

This Christmas crop is known as the Sorrel or the Roselle. The Roselle originated from Africa, west Africa namely. The Roselle can grow in tropical and sub-tropical areas such as the Florida, African, Central American, Southern America and most importantly The Caribbean. The Sorrel can also grow in areas like India, and the Philippines. 

The Roselle is not a year round plant, because it needs SHORT DAY LIGHT. That is correct. Sorrel plants usually bloom at the end of the year because of the short day light, which mainly happen as the year comes to an end...Christmas season. This may vary around the world.

How do you grow the sorrel/roselle plant? How do you use it to make the famous Christmas drink? 

Good question and the recommended answers are in all 18 video presentation from our YouTube channel (Agrosuede Backyard Gardening). You can watch the video below which  is a playlist that contains all 18 videos on how to grow the sorrel seed, how to make sorrel drink, how to make sorrel jam and much more.

You can also search on YouTube for "Agrosuede Backyard Gardening Sorrel"

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