Intrepid Gardens 101: Start with local varieties

This should be a no-brainer for sustainable gardening, but it is especially difficult for us temperate climate transplants to remember when we first take on vegetable gardening in the tropics. Ornamentals and spices are no problem, we love the exotic looks and flavors, but when it comes to vegetables we still insist on trying to plant our go-to summer squash and Beefsteak … 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 of the plants and discovered that the gorgeous flowers are edible and the turmeric leaves are great for wrapping and baking fish. So I tried the latter and found it … Read More

Warm Temperate Gardening Guide

The folks from Happy Earth, alongside other NSW initiatives, have put together a free temperate gardening guide to help you get started with edible gardening. This climate applies to areas of Australia, the United States, coastal regions, and even parts of up-country Sri Lanka.  Click the below to jump to PDF. Margie Bopearatchy Margie is the founder of IG and is passionate about … Read More

Cassava for the Tropical Home Garden + Recipes

Cassava (also known as manioc, yucca, and tapioco) is a great staple crop for the tropical home garden. Both the young leaves and starchy tubers are edible and can easily replace the potato, which is better suited to cooler climates. Popular throughout Africa, the leaves (a good source of protein and vitamin) are boiled and mashed, and often served over rice. The … Read More

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