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A Gardener’s Guide to the Costa Rican Rainy Season

The rainy season is the perfect time to start, or rejuvenate, your tropical garden. Ed Bernhardt shows you how.

A Handy Herb for any Costa Rican Garden

This hardy, wild plant requires average soil and has no major pest problem. Keep in mind that chanca piedras isn’t a magic bullet, but serves as an aid in the treatment.

Planting and Growing Hydrangeas: From Blue to Pink their Color Changes with the Soil

Costa Rican gardeners who live in the cooler regions of the country can enjoy planting hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). Known as Hortencia in Spanish, Hydrangea is...

Canistel in Costa Rica: A Tropical Fruit Collectible

Here's a rare tropical fruit that rates high on the collection list of home gardeners. Canistel, yellow sapote, eggfruit or zapote amarillo are just...

Durian Fruit is in a Class of Its Own

When tropical gardeners gather to talk shop, the topic of durian fruit frequently comes around. Costa Rica is home to dozens of unusual, exotic...

Sapodilla is a Chewing Gum Tree with Juicy Fruit

HOME GARDENING: Called chicle zapote in Spanish, the sapodilla makes an elegant tree for the home garden and produces delicious fruits.

Star Apples: The Other Star Fruit in Costa Rica

At the end of the dry season in April and May, citrus fruits, mangos and avocados are just beginning to form young fruits here...

What is Breadfruit in Costa Rica: Everything you want to know

Common Name: Breadnut or breadfruit Spanish Name: Castaña or fruta de pan Latin Name: Artocarpus altilis Family: Moraceae Breadfruit is called fruta de pan, árbol de pan or...

Gardening in your Costa Rica Apartment with a Salad Bar Stand

Small urban gardens can be very productive and growing some of your own food is a great way to take charge of your health.

5 Easy and Eco Friendly Ways to Improve your Garden Soil

A growing number of concerned farmers and gardeners are changing the way we work with the soil to grow our food. We are now returning to a natural approach to return the gift of soil fertility to the land.

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