The wet season of 2021 was our first wet season at home, in the tropics for 9 years. As such, it was hugely interesting to see exactly which food plants would survive the low light, intense heat, humidity, and torrential rain of the tropical summer. Not just survive, I wanted to see which vegetables, herbs, and fruits would feed my family through January, February, and March, … [Read more...] about What Food Can I Grow in The Wet Season?
What's growing, fruiting, flowering, germinating, and cropping in our tropical food garden in December? December is the first month of summer where we are. It's also the start of the tropical wet season This means it's going to be super-interesting to see what effect torrential rain, less sun, and waterlogging or even soil errosion will have on what's growing and producing … [Read more...] about December in The Garden
When I first started our tropical garden I wasn't sure if you could grow pumpkins in the tropics or not. Being from the northern, temperate, hemisphere, I associated pumpkins with the autumn harvest, Thanksgiving, winter storage, and spring plantings. I decided to just plant some seeds and see what happened. Most certainly, yes, you can grow pumpkins in the tropics and this … [Read more...] about Can You Grow Pumpkins in the Tropics?
What's going on in the tropical food garden in October? October for us, here in the Southern Hemisphere, just 16 degrees south of the equator, is still spring officially, but it feels like full summer to me. .October is a month of abundance in the garden, temperatures have climbed so much that we start to need the air-con and nights are no longer chilly. Plants explode with … [Read more...] about October Harvesting and Planting
What's growing, fruiting, flowering, germinating, and cropping in our tropical food garden in September. That's the first month of spring where we are. By the end of the first week of September the days were starting to get unpleasantly hot. For the first time I could feel summer coming and dreading it, honestly. There was a little rain in very early September but our grass is … [Read more...] about September Harvesting and Planting