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A gardener’s guide to the Costa Rican rainy season
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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A gardener’s guide to the Costa Rican rainy season

Ed Bernhardt - May 21, 2016

See also: Why you should plant this multitasker in your tropical garden today At last the rains have returned after a scorching dry season, and the landscape…

A multitasking garden: setting up aquaponics at home
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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A multitasking garden: setting up aquaponics at home

Ed Bernhardt - April 23, 2016

If you are looking for more than lettuce greens and tomatoes from your home food garden, this may well be the solution: Over the past decade or…

Hydroponic gardening in Costa Rica: How to get started
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Hydroponic gardening in Costa Rica: How to get started

Ed Bernhardt - April 9, 2016

If this dry season has been any indication of what’s to come in our future, climate-wise, we better get ready for alternatives for growing our food. Hydroponic…

Six reasons to start a garden this year
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Six reasons to start a garden this year

Ed Bernhardt - February 20, 2016

Gardening is becoming increasingly popular as more people become concerned about the quality of their food and recognize the physical, mental, and even spiritual benefits of connecting…

Why you should plant this multitasker in your tropical garden today
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Why you should plant this multitasker in your tropical garden today

Ed Bernhardt - February 6, 2016

Coconuts palms are one of nature’s greatest gifts to the planet. Perhaps it could earn the title of single most useful palm in the tropics, yet here…

Give green in 2015: presents that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Give green in 2015: presents that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 21, 2015

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s time to celebrate and give thanks. Here…

An eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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An eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells

Ed Bernhardt - November 21, 2015

Here’s a colorful, tropical, native ornamental for your garden that doesn’t require dangerous pesticides or chemical fertilizers, nor lots of irrigation in the dry season. It’s called…

Cassava: tropical staple, drought-friendly… cancer-busting?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Cassava: tropical staple, drought-friendly… cancer-busting?

Ed Bernhardt - October 17, 2015

Yuca, cassava, mandioca and manioc are all common names for one of the most important staple food crops in the tropics around the world.  Originally from South…

The most Earth-friendly way to supercharge your soil
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The most Earth-friendly way to supercharge your soil

Ed Bernhardt - September 21, 2015

See also: Not a gardener? No space? Try this simple at-home salad bar In the virtual gardening circle, the terms "biochar" and terra preta have been receiving…

5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil

Ed Bernhardt - July 19, 2015

See also: Versatile superfood thrives in tropical climate There’s a lot of truth in the phrase “healthy soils create healthy people.”  In our modern world, most of…

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