Planting Mirlitons – Home vegetable garden

Planting Mirlitons in the vegetable garden. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at www.thebayougardener.com

25 Responses to “Planting Mirlitons – Home vegetable garden”

  • webcajun says:

    Just added another 5 lbs. of worms to the tub thanks to BestBuyWorms. They love it in there…….. Donald

  • webcajun says:

    Stuffed with shrimp, crawfish or a good rice dressing is the most popular way of cooking them in Louisiana ……. Donald

  • legaliseit420 says:

    good to hear! i bet your churning out a fair amount of castings! i really like your videos . i guess im one of your younger viewers and id sure love to move and live in the country when im older. your videos have really inspired me :) thanks George

  • TnWormsCastings says:

    what the heck are these?

  • webcajun says:

    Around here they are usually stuffed with shrimp, crawfish or a good rice dressing them baked. They are also known as vegetable pears…….. Donald

  • rimma4 says:

    Very interesting video@I like the idea of watering pipe:)5*****

  • webcajun says:

    Works well…… Donald

  • ColeAnthonyLA says:

    I could learn a lot from you! Merci!!

  • webcajun says:

    @ColeAnthonyLA … just stick to the basics and keep it simple. You’ll do just fine……… Donald

  • TheGreenerGardener says:

    Your soil looks so great. Always like your videos.

  • webcajun says:

    @TheGreenerGardener … thanks…… Donald

  • deepsouthlouisiana says:

    I need to see if you can help me my mirliton is growing but the outer edge of the leaf is turning little yellow how is yours doing and can you help me …thank you

  • webcajun says:

    @deepsouthlouisiana … couldn’t find any to plant this year so I’m not growing any. Kind of sounds like a little too much fertilizer, they should grow out of it…… Donald

  • deepsouthlouisiana says:

    thank you so much and I will send you some if I get any this year if you would like have a great day and ps I just love watching you and your set up is great

  • webcajun says:

    @deepsouthlouisiana … just a few to stuff would be great. Thanks……Donald

  • katzcradul says:

    Oh, no! Not merliton. The curse of my teenage years. I was raised in a Cajun family in Port Arthur, Texas. Someone told my dad that he could feed his whole family (4 teenagers/2 adults) with one merliton plant. He planted that sucker and it must have produced 4,000 merliton! We ate them EVERY day! We thought we’d o.d. on merliton! All us kids vowed that if we survived, when grown, we’d never eat another merliton…and none of us have! LOL (It’s only funny now. It wasn’t back then!)

  • webcajun says:

    @katzcradul … the good thing about a mirliton is what ever you stuff it with than’t what it’s going to taste like. Not much of a taste of their own………Donald

  • liagarden says:

    In Mexico, these are called chayotes. I never liked them. Then, last year i saw a recipe for chayote soup, and it was delicious! Blended up the boiled chayotes, onions, cilantro and a can of chopped chiles. A great cream soup. Top with sour cream, plain yogurt or crema if you like, and a few cilantro sprigs. Roasted pepitos would be good on top, too.

  • webcajun says:

    @liagarden … sounds like some good eating……Donald

  • SidneyBou says:

    You don’t call them Vegatable Pears? I got one started last year but it died I think I am nurseing the vine it left under the hay. Did you get a mail and femail, My wife tells me that is not true. Does she know.

  • webcajun says:

    @SidneyBou …I didn’t look for male / female, these produced lots of Mirlitons. More than I could use…….Donald

  • SidneyBou says:

    I should have also asked how they are doing now. I have one I started last year I believe I have the bottom of the vine with a leaf on it and am waiting for it to start the vine. My Grand Father raised them but I didn’t pay any attention. We called them Mirliton or Vegatable pears. Unfortunatly no one taught me french Even if my parents and grandparents spoke french.

  • webcajun says:

    @SidneyBou …I only grew them that one year, so nothing out there now……Donald

  • JuneGemini000 says:

    Thank you for the video, i have planted my own mirliton today using your advice

  • webcajun says:

    @JuneGemini000 …It’s my understanding that in the winter the plant should be cut back and covered to protect it from the cold weather…..Donald

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