Catch up on the latest news from the IG blog

Designing a rainwater storage system

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You might have already read that it is monsoon season here and we have plenty of water flowing, but the dry weather always returns and with it severe drought in parts of the... READ MORE

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