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 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 post is … [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
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 and water spinach (kangkong) from the garden along with a few cherry … [Read more...] about What To Plant in The Tropics in May
In November in the southern hemisphere tropics the heat is building for us and rain is scarce at the beginning of the month. By November we're hiding from the heat indoors and only venture outside very early or around sunset. The plants however, all seem to be loving the warmer temperature and are growing fast so long as they're watered and given regular buckets of our homemade … [Read more...] about November Harvesting and Planting