What are the easiest herbs to grow?

Herbs in general are nice and easy to grow, which makes them the perfect plants to start growing your own food. Most herbs need full sunlight and well draining soils. In the hottest part of the year, cover herbs during the day with some shadecloth and keep the soils moist. The easiest herbs to get … Continue reading “What are the easiest herbs to grow?”

Vegetables to plant this month – May tropical gardens in Florida

While a lot of vegetables we like to grow won’t be ready for planting until August, there are still a few delicious vegetables that can be planted right now. I’m talking about okra, snow peas, southern peas, sweet potatoes and swiss chard. If you’d like some tips on how to grow these things, just email … Continue reading “Vegetables to plant this month – May tropical gardens in Florida”

Vegetables to plant this month – May tropical gardens in Australia (Darwin, Katherine, Mt Isa, Cairns, Broome, northern Australia)

Great news. In May, you can plant almost every vegetable that will grow in the tropics. And there are so many choices. Asian melon, beans, beetroot, biter melon, bok choy/pak choi, broccoli, kai lan, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, chilli, Chinese cabbage, kai choy, choy sum, cucumber, eggplant, kang kong, fancy lettuce, okra, … Continue reading “Vegetables to plant this month – May tropical gardens in Australia (Darwin, Katherine, Mt Isa, Cairns, Broome, northern Australia)”

Hammock House – a gorgeous family home in Miami

This house is called “Hammock House” and it was designed by award-winning Miami Architects Schulman & Associates. The setting of the house on a shelf slightly above ground level is both practical and somehow gives the house even more of a feeling of being in the greenery than if it were at ground level. The … Continue reading “Hammock House – a gorgeous family home in Miami”

The very special Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in Yunnan province China, is at the heart of a biodiversity hotspot that isn’t well known outside China. In 2014 the website Science Codex reported that 30 new species of spider had been identified in the Garden. This area of China is one of the few parts that hasn’t seen … Continue reading “The very special Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden”