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Tropical fish baked with turmeric leaves

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Our turmeric has done so well that we have already had to divide the plant and spread it around the lower garden. Excited about the success, I was researching more ways to make use... READ MORE

Heavy rains demand more mulch

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I see it everywhere. Naked soil when now is the time to add more mulch. This is not a great situation in any climate, but especially not here in the tropics. The rains... READ MORE

Turmeric in the tropical garden

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One of my favorite additions to the rooftop garden this year has been turmeric. Here in Sri-Lanka, and most of the region, turmeric (locally kaha) is used to add a warm flavor and rich... READ MORE

Rainy season all-star: Okra + recipe ideas

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After struggling through the monsoon seasons last year, I set out to find a green(ish) veg crop for our rooftop garden that would not suffer from overwatering as our tomatoes and pumpkins did. Enter... READ MORE