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Composting in Costa Rica: 3 Simple Steps Help Turn Red Clay to Fertile Soil

It is a common question from both Costa Rican and Expat gardeners alike, what can I do about my hard, red clay soil? Nothing...

Go Costa Rica Native with Cherry Tomatoes

For many gardeners, tomatoes are the all-time favorite garden vegetable. But in the tropics, growing tomatoes can be a real challenge. Hot, humid weather...

October Costa Rica Gardening Guide: Planting in the Rain

The weather in most of Costa Rica will remain much the same for October: more rain and then more rain. For gardeners, the heavy...

Growing Chile Plants in your Costa Rican Backyard

Locals refer to this popular, backyard garden chile plant as OMNIS or UFOS, and they’re certainly the most curious of all the chiles I’ve...

Homemade Lobster Ravioli in a Truffle Butter Sauce Recipe

A TASTE OF THE TROPICS: Chef Giuseppe Morisco celebrates the delicious lobsters of Malpaís, stuffing his mouthwatering ravioli with their meat.

Chayote: A Simple Costa Rica Recipe

The chayote is an old acquaintance found in many cultures around the world. Its humble origin lies in the deep forests of Central America....

Wormseed: A Stomach Remedy in Your Costa Rica Garden

It’s good to have an old friend return to my tropical garden. As most gardeners know, there’s an ebb and flow of plants that reside...

How to Avoid Snake Bites in your Garden or Yard

Just the mention of snakes makes most of us squirm with a bit of fear, and seeing one face-to-face can push the panic button....

Naranjilla: How to Grow in a Costa Rica Highland Garden

Here’s another curiosity plant that’s a specialty for highland gardeners. You may be familiar with naranjilla, a popular fruit drink in Costa Rican sodas...

Strawberry Guava: Ideal Addition for any Costa Rica Garden

Here’s a tropical fruit that’s an ideal addition to any home garden in Costa Rica. I’m referring to the strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) or...
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