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How to prepare a natural insecticide and fungicide

How to prepare a natural insecticide and fungicide

In Rancho Delicioso we are experimenting with several recipes in order to create organic products to treat plagues from various insect pests, or to prevent…

What’s Growing at Rancho Delicioso

What’s Growing at Rancho Delicioso

Gallery of Edible Plants That Will Grow in Costa Rica Finally I’ve been able to find the right way to display most of what we’re…

Beets – How to Grow Them

Beets – How to Grow Them

How to Grow Beets in Hot Tropical Areas of Costa Rica Spanish Name: Remolacha Seeds: Each seed…

Cultivar Zanahorias Orgánicas en los Trópicos

Cultivar Zanahorias Orgánicas en los Trópicos

Geoff vive y dirige la comunidad ecológica Rancho Delicioso. Él tenía la visión de creer…

Growing Carrots in the Tropics

Growing Carrots in the Tropics

How to Grow Organic Carrots in the Tropics Note: This article is also available in…

Giant Cucumbers

Giant Cucumbers

Cucumbers seem to grow very easily here, and to tremendous size. And contrary to popular…

Caterpillar That Eats Passion Fruit Leaves

Caterpillar That Eats Passion Fruit Leaves

This beautiful orange and black butterfly looks sweet, but it lays hundreds of eggs on…

Recipes View all

Rosemary Veggie Farm Rice

Rosemary Veggie Farm Rice

Farm-Fresh Rosemary Rice with Farm Veggies and Egg Preparation Time: 15 minutes (excluding time of rice cooking) Serves: 4 This is…

Cilantro Purslane Pesto

Cilantro Purslane Pesto

Cilantro/Purslane Pesto to try Ingredients 1 cup cilantro 1 cup purslane leaves and small stems 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup…

Purslane Basil Pesto

Purslane Basil Pesto

Our Purslane Basil Pesto Recipe This is a wonderful, super-healthy raw vegan pesto that’s very inexpensive because it’s primary ingredient is purslane, which is perhaps the easiest food to grow…

Beet and Carrot Carpaccio with Homemade Pesto Goat Cheese

Beet and Carrot Carpaccio with Homemade Pesto Goat Cheese

Every morning the goats get milked on the farm and every other day we will convert the raw milk into delicious cheese crumbles. For this recipe we decided to flavor…

Avocado Salsa with Mango

Avocado Salsa with Mango

I’ve never been a peculiar fan of sweet salsas, but when being in the tropics it is the time to think outside the box, play with new ingredients and enjoy…

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Vegetables View all

Broccoli! We have done the “impossible” once again!

Broccoli! We have done the “impossible” once again!

They said it couldn’t be done, but our meter-high broccoli plants are proving them wrong. We have a couple dozen growing in various spots around…

Yellow Heirloom Eggplants

Jalapeño

Heirloom Eggplants

Yellow Eggplant (Berenjena)

Tropical Sweet Potato (Camote)

Tat Soi – an Asian Leafy Green

Growing Wild View all

Giant Mushrooms

Giant Mushrooms

  We found some mushrooms growing in the corner of the shade structure, seemingly connected somehow…

Wild Cilantro (Culantro Silvestre)

Giant Grenadilla

Purslane – a Wild Superfood Weed

Goldenberries

Farm Animals View all

Estrellita, Our Baby Goat

Estrellita, Our Baby Goat

  We are thrilled to announce the birth of “Estrellita” (Little Star in Spanish) yesterday morning…

Coming Soon – The Tilapia Pools

Black Betty is Chicken One

Monsters View all

Rhinoceros Beetle Larvae

Rhinoceros Beetle Larvae

Friendly Transparent Underground Monsters We discovered these large, transparent grubs living in the earth near the…

Using Tarantulas for Pest Control

Jungle Animals View all

Natural Predators as Allies on the Farm

Natural Predators as Allies on the Farm

Here I’m creating an ongoing article exploring the symbiotic relationship between our farm, and the natural…

Frog Versus Cat

Godzilla attacks the farm

Iguanas