The Secrets of Tropical Gardening

The After-Dinner Gardening Book by Richard W. Langer was one of my favorite books back home in Southern Finland. The book is an urban gardening guide telling the author’s quest to grow tropical fruits indoors in New York City. Deeply inspired by the book, I also tried, with ever changing success, to grow avocados, mangos, pineapples and lemons in my studio apartment in the middle of Helsinki city. I controlled temperature and humidity with different plastic foil structures around my window garden to create tropical mini climate and experimented with different soil combinations and DIY watering systems that were supposed …

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