5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil
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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…

Not a gardener? No space? Try this simple at-home salad bar
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Not a gardener? No space? Try this simple at-home salad bar

Ed Bernhardt - July 4, 2015

See also: The secret of the world's most delicious chile jar Do you live in a small home or apartment and feel you don’t have space to…

The secret of the world’s most delicious chile jar
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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The secret of the world’s most delicious chile jar

Ed Bernhardt - April 18, 2015

Many folks these days are returning to the use of fermented foods for improved health. Fermented food provide us with beneficial microbes and an array of nutrients…

Hibiscus: a useful ornamental beauty
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Expat Living
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Hibiscus: a useful ornamental beauty

Ed Bernhardt - March 21, 2015

Visitors to Costa Rica at this time of the year are bound to see several of our hibiscus ornamentals with their exquisite flowers. These ornamental plants are…

Aloe vera: Doc in a pot
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Aloe vera: Doc in a pot

Ed Bernhardt - February 14, 2015

See also: Versatile superfood thrives in tropical climate I can’t imagine living in the tropics without my friends the aloe plants. They have helped us so many…

Vivero la Lechuza brings the desert to Costa Rica
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Business
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Vivero la Lechuza brings the desert to Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 27, 2015

When Tom Enderlin and Mónica Quesada went on a search to buy some plants for their garden, they ended up getting more than they bargained for. Instead…

A closer look at a New Year’s tradition
Health
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Health
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A closer look at a New Year’s tradition

Ed Bernhardt - January 1, 2015

Wildflower fans love collecting Santa Lucía (Ageratum spp.) for the home and garden, while visitors to Costa Rica also delight in their pastel-blue flowers, which carpet many pastures around the…

How to plant and care for a classic holiday gift: the poinsettia
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How to plant and care for a classic holiday gift: the poinsettia

Ed Bernhardt - December 20, 2014

Recommended: Squash that tastes like canteloupe? Welcome to the tropics Most of us are familiar with poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrima). If you look closely, you can see…

Squash that tastes like cantaloupe? Welcome to the tropics
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Environment and Wildlife
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Squash that tastes like cantaloupe? Welcome to the tropics

Ed Bernhardt - November 29, 2014

We’ve been enjoying a harvest of one of our favorite novelty squashes of the tropics. Known as musk cucumber in English, its common name here is  Cohombro…

How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)
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Environment and Wildlife
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How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)

Ed Bernhardt - October 25, 2014

Visitors to Costa Rica during the rainy season will come across the pejibaye harvest in local markets.  This unusual fruit comes from a tropical palm, often called…