Pineapples are sweet, delicious, golden yellow fruits from tropical regions. If you love to eat pineapple but have only seen it in tins or at the grocery store, this post explains how do pineapples grow, and how to grow pineapples. Pineapples are farmed commercially in our region, field after field of rows of spiky pineapple plants. We also grow abundant, huge sweet pineapples … [Read more...] about How Do Pineapples Grow?
If you grow chillies you'll know that each plant produces a lot of fruit! Whether you grow chillies indoors or in the tropics, and no matter what variety, your harvest should be plentiful if you have good soil, water, and warmth. For me, chillies grow as a perennial, I have fresh chillies every day of the year. But what to do with all those excess chillies. Here are my best … [Read more...] about What To Do With Chillies Once Picked?
In the tropics we really need to mulch. Mulching keeps weeds down, retains moisture, adds nutrients and keeps harsh rain and sun from damaging your soil. I've mulched with every imaginable substance, straw, hay, coconut mulch, grass clipping, and now I've found the best mulch for my garden. Chop and drop makes the best mulch and the best plants in my experience. A lot of … [Read more...] about The Best Mulch is Chop and Drop
Guppies should do fine in outside pots, ponds, or other containers in a tropical climate. They are very easy to keep, and depending on your set-up need almost no maintenance. Finding a suitable pot or container to keep guppies outside can be tricky, we'll talk about that, also about maintaining water temperature, filtration, water plants, and keeping different types of fish … [Read more...] about Keeping Guppies Outside in a Pot or Pond in the Tropics
I grow a lot of herbs in the tropics, including those normally associated with cooler or Mediterranean climates. There are some special tropical herbs that do particularly well, but you should be able to grow most herbs without too much difficulty. This post gives you a list of herbs that can be grown in a tropical climate, plus some tips on how to grow them. I'm growing … [Read more...] about Growing Herbs in a Tropical Climate