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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...

Gardening in Costa Rica: The Fragrant and Trippy Queen of the Night

HOME GARDENING: Planting Queen of the Night around the home scents the air at dusk with a relaxing aroma that helps to lift the spirit and emotions.

What are Diatoms and how are they used in Costa Rica?

A key ally in natural pest control is now available in Costa Rica.

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.

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.

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.

Epsom salts can help boost your Costa Rica garden’s fertility

HOME GARDENING: A simple spray made with magnesium-rich Epsom salts can improve production of tomato plants and other garden vegetables.

Gardening in Costa Rica: The art of seed-saving

HOME GARDEN: Ed Bernhardt makes the case that we need now more than ever to start saving our seeds

How to get Rid of Garden Pests – Naturally

HOME GARDENING: Gardening columnist Ed Bernhardt shares two newfound solutions to dry-season bugs: homemade sticky traps and insect spray.

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