How to Use the "Directory of Seeds and Plants"

We now have an online directory where you can list any seeds or plants that you have for exchange, trade, sale, or to give away.  It's also ok to list something even if you don't have it personally - as long as it is unique well-suited to tropical agriculture or agriforestry or gardenting and as long as you describe where it can be found.

To view the directory, click "Directory of Seeds and Plants" in the top right of the screen.

To add any item to the directory, first register and login. Then click "Create Content" on the left sidebar menu. In the form, describe what you have available (or if you do not personally have it available, describe where it can be found). Make sure to fill in the "Location" field of the form. Also, in order to be listed in the directory, you must select "Seeds and Plants" from the dropdown menu on the form.


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Tomatoes can be very risky in Central America. I have grow 3 crops in Honduras. You can make alot of money and you can lose your ass. The local term is culo negro. If he is using preventitive fungicides and insecticides this should not occur. Where he buys his fertilizer and pesticides they should be able to tell him what to use and if they cant he should go somewhere ellse. He should also look for a spot that will grow his starts it is well worth the extra money.

Need advice on growing tomatos in Nicaragua

I have a Nicaraguan friend who has been granted his green card but not yet received it. (His name is Luis Garcia). he is currently waiting for the card.

I mention this only in passing and has nothing to do with this letter.

I knew him when he lived in Houston and think he is really a god man and a very hard honest worker. He went back to Nicaragua many months ago- to wait for his green card- but he invited me to visit.

About 6 months ago I visited his home (10 miles or so north of Estelí). He & his family are, of course, in poverty but he had saved all his money while in USA and bought a piece of property to grow tomatoes. His hope he could employee his whole family and give them all a better life.

I was impressed and decided to help him out financially and will probably keep doing this. Now the problem- The problem is he really needs some help understanding how "best to grow tomatoes"in his area. We planed a test crop of about 10,000 plants they grew and are now producing. However the fruit has that blossom end rout problems (that turns the fruit black on bottom and unsellable). Need less to say he is depressed about this chain of events.

I told him I will help him re-plant and try again financially- but I need to know someone who can advise him so this problem can be minimized.

Can you point me in a direction where we might seek and receive help to successfully grow tomatoes. Hopefully at a very affordable cost.

Thanking you in advance

Acai berry

Does anyone grow the acai berry tree ? (or palm) In Nicaragua or Costa Rica

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