The grapefruit tree (citrus pandisi) in our garden must be ten years old now and it gives us prolific grapefruit every year. This post is about growing grapefruit, caring for a grapefruit tree, types of grapefruit tree, uses for and harvesting grapefruit and as many other grapefruit tree related facts I can come up with! The grapefruit tree is my favourite of my many fruit … [Read more...] about Grapefruit Tree (Growing, Caring For, Grapefruit Uses)
What's growing, fruiting, flowering, germinating, and cropping in our tropical food garden in May? May is the last month of autumn where we are. It's getting towards the start of the tropical dry season, our winter. We are still getting a little rain, the garden isn't as dry as a chip, yet. At night it's "cold". We've seen temperatures below 20 degrees C at night but mostly … [Read more...] about May in the Garden
This post is about my experience and things I've learned growing tomatoes in the tropics. Yes, of course you can grow tomatoes in the tropics, but it's a little different to growing cherry, heirloom, grape, beefsteak and slicer tomatoes in more temperate climates. I grew up growing tomatoes in a temperate environment, where winters didn't support tomato growing. In the tropics … [Read more...] about Growing Tomatoes in The Tropics
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