What Food Can I Grow in The Wet Season?

Wet Season gardening tomatoes

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, … Read blog

What To Plant in The Tropics in May

May is the last month of autumn for us but already it’s getting a bit chilly at night. If you can call 20 degrees C chilly! Days are still hot and we’re still having a little rain, but the dry season is around the corner. We’re still eating aubergines (eggplant), chillies, grapefruit, mung beans, pumpkins … Read blog

Make Your Own Fertiliser

making fertiliser from garden waste

Yes, you can make your own fertiliser for your plants at home, easily. It can even be free. Making your own fertiliser for garden plants using various methods Make Your Own Fertiliser For Plants Some great ways to make your own fertiliser include: Mulching with organic material. Chop and drop Keep animals for manure Make … Read blog

First Steps in Tropical Food Gardening

Gardening in the tropics is different. It’s not as easy as many gardeners in cooler climates might think. We in the tropics have to deal with phenomenal amounts of rain that can wash away soil and nutrients, change soil pH and leave food plants sitting in a swamp. We have to learn new techniques to … Read blog