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
I grow a lot of herbs in the tropics, including those normally associated with cooler or Mediterranean climates. There are some special tropical herbs that do particularly well, but you should be able to grow most herbs without too much difficulty. This post gives you a list of herbs that can be grown in a tropical climate, plus some tips on how to grow them. List of Herbs … [Read more...] about Growing Herbs in the Tropics
Growing your own food is not just a hobby, it's an investment. You are investing in future food supplies, in nature, in sustainability, your health, and in your soil. You can save yourself a lot of money by growing a tropical edible garden, and you'll be helping the planet at the same time. Lets look at some of the great benefits of growing your own food in the tropics, or … [Read more...] about 40 Great Benefits of Growing Your Own Food!