First Harvest
November 12, 2023  |  Gardening

Part 1

Here are the first results:

Unfortunately, all the cucumber plants are dead, but I’ll keep trying.

The key takeaways are:

  • Overwatering is a thing. While plants can’t live without water, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Swampy soil causes root rot, which is an untreatable and deadly disease. Tropical rains can be fatal for many plants, so it’s better to keep them under some kind of roof.
  • Fungal diseases are common in tropics, and you should use fungicide if you can’t control the humidity level.
  • Most plants don’t mind living with extremely limited sun exposure. I have plenty of plants which get one to two hours of direct sunlight, and they’re doing fine.
  • Local plant varieties are pretty resistant to long and direct sunlight. I never saw any signs of sunburns on my vegetable plants.
  • Tomato plants can easily live and produce for a few years in tropics.