25 thoughts on “Fruit Trees, Herbs & Vegetables that Grow in the Tropics and Subtropics

    teamcrumb

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    so good to discover your videos!!! i was looking up the Joy Larkcom Oriental Vegetables book on google and your videos were the suggested viewing

    Sammie V

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Hi John,I love your channel. I have just started my garden here in New Caledonia. I have been waiting for my garden for soooo long… but now I am sorry discourage maybe you can give me some advice. I grow most things from seed because it is cheaper and I prefer it that way, my plants start out well but after a few week I have so many problems I get very discourage and want to give up. I have had nematodes, bettles you name it I have it, i even have a bug that has layed its eggs in all my beautiful courgettes. What am I doing so wrong that nothing works, nothing grows and gives off more than one or two vegetables.???? You seem to know so much I am hoping you can help me

    zxwm Abcdef

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Tulips and crocus can be grown here but they are annuals.  I put them in a refridgerator and plant them in Feburary.  They will not come up volunteer next year it doesn't get cold enough.  Dahias and Gladilous will come up volunteer.

    thebunnyfoofoo

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Water spinach is also a good plant to plant in a pond. I wish you would do a video on edible water plants and setting them up in an old tub or pond. I like water chestnut and water cress as well. I have a set up where I got one of those discount priced greenhouses (you showed a video where you got them at Big Lots) and put it in a $35 pond (went when they had a sale so got it for less) from Home Depot (it is just a circle pond that is about 35"). I use the greenhouse for my vanilla bean orchids, and a pump pulls water from the pond to water the orchids. I have fish to create fertilizer and eat mosquitoes. Edible water plants are growing in the pond. No water waste because it is a closed water system (I just occasionally top off pond). I used to have a shelf layer with shiitake mushroom logs, but I ended up getting a slime mold on it so that didn't work. Maybe I will try again. Maybe the logs had a decomposer in them already so the plugs didn't take.

    Joseph DeSalvo

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    I live next to this market!

    GaiaLinda

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Great video, the information is so helpful I was looking exactly what to grow in my vegetable garden on the Mexican coast of Oaxaca.

    Adam Dais

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Pau d arco Liniment: a Topical Pain Reliever…. 

    Artist Missie

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Acreage is so cheap right in the 5-mile radius of where this video is filmed, why not buy a few acres and make your dream come true?!  I'm going all in this June; trading in my big suburban home in cold Colorado for a self-sufficient, off-grid, lifestyle in the Hilo area. Got a lot to learn first, though….thus, I'm watching your videos. 🙂

    jojiejennifer

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Long video but great info. r u a teacher? Id love to learn to grow fruits n vegtbls the tricks n tips dos n donts. mahalo! Im planning to grow a ginger for first time cause there is a. sprout siting in the. house. i planted mango seeda and this afternoon i was surprised it took about two weeeks ti sprout. but im very hopeful its gonna try to griw n make it being in the ground alredy.

    Googlemail

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    So awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this info!!!!

    Tropical Pioneering

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    My wife and I love Maku'u market! that's where we get all our fruit trees!

    Ona Sirena

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Do you have a WWOOFING program near you? I am planning on leaving to begin my journey at the end of this year. I would love to be near you and learn from you <3 🙂

    GardenWithJenny

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    A lot of this stuff I've never even heard of. I'm from Buffalo, New York so we are getting pelted with snow and cold weather, but man I'd love to grow some of this stuff! I've got my horticulture degree so I love to learn about plants period so thanks for sharing this information about plants that grow in other areas.

    sfchemist

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Thanks John, very interesting and I got a kick out of seeing people walking around in shorts and flip-flops in early February.  
    Wayne

    Cad Red

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    and I get an answer?? LOL

    Cad Red

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    where's the link for your questions, you know the one where you get the $??

    Looks like you've taken up residence in Hawaii, lol. Couldn't blame you if you did!

    Ind Pepper

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Man you should kinda separate your favorites
    Everyone will mostly grow your favorites do

    TrinityKid

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    John you don't know what you're missing, sour sop much is the best, plus has many healing properties

    High Desert Garden

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    Thank you for bringing us all these wonderful videos from Hawaii. I've never been there. It's so nice to see how much variety there is in the world. What a wonderful designer the Earth had.

    Proman

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    The is no
    Such language as 'Colombian' you bonehead…. Cool that you found 'lulo' we make a nice juice out of that

    Foreseen G.

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    You should move to Hawaii and make your gardening dreams come true…I believe you would grow the most incredible plants. I hope to do that some day as well.

    OtisspunkmeyerAxiomChannel

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    i love when you go places and eat the plants lol

    Fatsacks Allday

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    i have a feeling john is gonna live to be over 100, seems like all he eats is fruits and veggies grown in his garden. good for you john hope you keep making vids even at 100 🙂

    neptuniannymph

    (June 18, 2019 - 4:41 pm)

    With the culantro you need to remove the stem that keeps growing so it tastes better because the oils go to the tip of the stem to produce seeds when it grows. Also, it will only last like 7 months if you let it bolt. 

    That oregano variety is known as the oregano brujo in the caribbean, which means witch oregano, it's used more for ornamental purposes and to protect the garden from pests. 
    I didn't know there where so many colors of dragonfruit! I only know the hot pink one, not the one that's white inside, the one that's pink inside too. I use it to add color to my smoothies. 

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