Among those plants that originated from a very tough environment in Central Asia are the garlic and onion.
The increased cost of energy dependent fertilizer and the need to conserve plant nutrients by recycling them have focused attention to organic material sources of fertilizers. One of the cheapest and most available organic substances is rice straw.
Mangosteen is a delicious tropical fruit considered to be a veritable health fruit. It has been known to be rich in micronutrients.