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Tropical Gardening

Tropical Gardening is our passion. We love growing fruit and vegetables in the tropics. This page is a resource for the novice backyard gardener living in the hottest part of the planet.

Gardening in the Tropics

The basics of gardening are the same wherever you live. You need soil, water, fertiliser and time to care for your garden (e.g. weeding etc). However, people from other climates move to the tropics and battle against the conditions. They want to grow all the food they are familiar with. It is better to grow fruit and vegetables that thrive naturally in the tropics. There are a variety of tropical fruits and vegetables to choose from.

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Gardening - the mango fruit.
Tropical Gardening – mango

You can grow many fruits in the tropics. These tropical fruits include paw pawcustard applepassion fruitdragon fruitguavakumquatrambutan watermelon and Jaboticaba. Consequently, you will come to love the many fruits that thrive in our warm and humid conditions.

Tropical Gardening with Vegetables

It is easy to grow tropical vegetables, including sweet potato and cucumber. Tropical gardening allows for Asian Greens like pak choi and tatsoiPumpkin and watermelons are also easily grown. However, many vegetables can only be grown in the tropical winter. This is due to the intense nature of summer in the tropics.

Tropical Gardening with Herbs

We have also looked at herbs that can make it through a hot steamy tropical summer. We have listed some of the wonderful tropical herbs you can easily grow in your garden.

Sustainability and Saving Money

In this age of Climate Change it is more important than ever to live sustainably. This is a great reason to grow your own food. Another benefit of gardening is that you can save money. These goals often go hand in hand. For example composting at home is great for the environment and saves you money on fertiliser. Consequently, this blog is aimed to help you towards these goals. So join us and get gardening in the tropics!

Tropical Gardening

Tropical Fruit


You can grow many tropical fruits including paw pawpassion fruitguava and rambutan. Consequently, you will come to love the many fruits that thrive.

Tropical Vegetables


Tropical vegetables are not always well known to European gardeners. However, if you live in the tropics you need to grow food that thrives. As a result, tropical vegetables fit the bill.

Tropical Herbs


Many herbs struggle to make it through a hot steamy tropical summer. Below we have listed some of the wonderful herbs that will not just survive, but thrive in the tropics.

Indoor Ficus Plants


We love to grow our ficus inside, so good indoor ficus plant care is a must for us.

Grow Your Own Food


Grow your own food at home. A food garden can be a precious resource when times are tough. Research what food grows easily in your area.

Urban Composting


Urban composting DIY tips to help you compost at home. It is more important than ever to be sustainable.

Indoor Plant Health Benefits


Save on Water


Collecting Seeds


Collecting and storing seeds for tropical fruits and tropical vegetables.

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