There are many, many food plants that you can grow from supermarket scraps. Don't believe anyone who says you can't. There are way more than I can even mention in this post, but I'll do my best to tell you how. Once you know how, for different plant, herb, and fruit types, you can try to grow just about anything, from seeds in store-bought fruit and vegetables, from peelings, … [Read more...] about Food Plants You Can Grow From Supermarket Scraps
How often to water a basil plant depends on many factors. Is the plant small or large and bushy with lush green leaves? Is it in a small pot and is that pot plastic or permeable like terracotta? Is the plant in good soil, rich in organic matter, or is the soil poor and hydrophobic? Is your basil plant indoors or outdoors? What species of basil is it? There are many types of … [Read more...] about How Often to Water Basil Plant?
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