Growing Chaya, or Tree Spinach in Hawaii

Growing Chaya, or Tree Spinach in Hawaii

Tree spinach, also known as Chaya or Mayan Miracle plant is one of the most low-maintenance sources of continual leafy green vegetables you can grow in the tropics. If you’re looking for an easy plant to start on your homestead, plant some chaya. Growing Chaya...
Edible Vines for the Tropical Garden

Edible Vines for the Tropical Garden

Edible vines are incredibly beneficial to any homestead: they take up less growing space in a garden because they grow vertically, and can be used as a natural screen – perhaps covering an unsightly shed that stores your rainwater tank. Also, as the name...
Edible Plants to Grow in the Shade

Edible Plants to Grow in the Shade

If you’ve planted several large trees around your homestead, you may have a shady patch begging for something to be done with it. While plants do need sunlight, there are plenty of edible plants to grow in the shade. Here are 10 edible plants to grow in the...
Do Solar Cookers Work?

Do Solar Cookers Work?

It seems like there are solar solutions for everything: water heaters, televisions, and even ovens. The question is though, how effective are the solar options – like a solar cooker – compared to traditional ovens? Basically – do solar cookers...
Can You Grow Asparagus In The Tropics?

Can You Grow Asparagus In The Tropics?

There are some vegetables that thrive in temperate climates and need cooler weather to row best – like brussels sprouts and artichokes. But what about another cool-weather vegetable; asparagus? Can you grow asparagus in the tropics? While asparagus usually...