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Vanilla
September 13th, 2009, 10:28 AM
I'd love to see a thread like the food ones ("what's for dinner") but instead, what's in your garden?

Need some ideas! Mahalo!

Adri
September 13th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Weeeeeddds :( but also a pineapple plant growing from the cut off top of a fresh pineapple that was planted and green onions also planted from the roots of store bought green onions.

Vanilla
September 13th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Aloha Adri!

Me too with the green onions from the store, and the weeds too, always weeds.

I think I am going to put in some okra and some Manoa lettuce. Perhaps a big plot of ginger so I can make ginger ale in the winter....

Da Rolling Eye
September 13th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Poha, lilikoi, rosemary, 2 types of basil (wife and daughter love my pesto :D), Okinawan tangerine, Kona orange, red meat papaya, Hawaiian chili peppers and even medicinal olena. Going to start Japanese eggplant and carrots as soon as I get off my butt and get to it. Japanese cukes and tomatoes are on the agenda. All are going to be grown our of large pots that are at least 3ft. off the ground. Our dogs love veggies and will strip the plants bare or dig up all the carrots. :mad:

anapuni808
September 13th, 2009, 10:20 PM
wow - you could almost be your own Farmers Market! Wish I was your neighbor.

Adri
September 13th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Da Rolling Eye: I am so jealous! Every time I try to grow basil, something eats it before it gets to be an inch or two big. and poha! I haven't seen poha in years. I used to have a chili pepper bush but it died and I haven't replanted because it attracted a lot lot of bulbuls.

snowbird
September 14th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Well, since you asked:

Currently-

Pots: cymbidium orchids, phalenopsis orchids, schomberkia orchids, cilantro, lemon thyme, dill, rosemary, lemon grass, Italian parsley, heliconia (why is it dying?), ginger, dracena, 4 types cactus, madagascar palm, pineapples, asparagus fern, sword fern, yellow canna, rubber tree ficus, spider plants, pothos, swedish ivy, aloe, plain & varigated airplane plants, a 25 year old staghorn fern w/Spanish Moss trailing from it, Ponytail or bottle palm, Sago palm, lilacs, deadly nightshade.

Trees: Naval Orange, Meyer Lemon, Key Lime, Hass Avocado, Macadamia Nut, many varieties Banana & Plantain, Solo Papaya, Babaco Papaya, Jackfruit, and Catalpa. Going to put another mango in again.

Yard: Elephant Ears, bromeliads, ferns, cannas, Stephanotis, 5 types gingers, many palms, hydrangea, Bird of Paradise, and Giant Bird of Paradise.

Garden: Japanese cucumber, jalapenos, bell peppers, zucchini, rhubarb, Maui onion

Getting ready to plant Winter garden-


7 varieties of cabbage (eBay special), broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, sugar peas, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, green onions, radishes, and I don't remember what else... It's nearly 4 am here, and I'm pretty pupule by now.

Sharilyn
September 14th, 2009, 05:22 AM
Previous discussion here:http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?p=235390

I wish we could plant veggies, but we attract all the bugs in the neighborhood.

Albert
September 14th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Collard greens, strawberries, papayas, mangos, nasturtiums. For some reason tomatoes didn't do well at all this year and an attempt at sunflowers was a dismal failure.

Da Rolling Eye
September 14th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Collard greens, strawberries, papayas, mangos, nasturtiums. For some reason tomatoes didn't do well at all this year and an attempt at sunflowers was a dismal failure.
Bummers ah? Just gotta try whatever and see what goes and what doesn't. Wife wants me to try artichoke. :confused: Well whattheheck. ;)

Adri, the wife has Thai basil and another variety that I thought was the sweet basil. Not, and the bugs like this one. Our plant is finally topping 24" after losing a couple of starters to bugs. The Thai basil is going crazy, but the leaves are kinda small. Have to pick a bunch to make pesto, plus it has a stronger taste.

As for the bulbuls, I have no sympathy for them. Try getting some cheap chicken wire from City Mill or whatever. Just throw it over the plants using wood stakes to keep it elevated. This is why the state had declared these "introduced" birds as agricultural pests. A breeding pair and it's offspring can ruin a whole tree of mountain apples as well as papayas. What sucks is they don't eat everything. Just enough to ruin any ripe fruit. They also cause tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to our local ag industry. I really hates it when I reach up to grab a fruit to pick and my fingers go inside the fruit on the hidden side. By that time, the fruit flies have done their jobs and them tiny "maggots" are busy doing their thang as well. Eeeuuuwww. :o

Amati
September 15th, 2009, 06:19 PM
... I haven't replanted because it attracted a lot lot of bulbuls.

As for the bulbuls, I have no sympathy for them. Try getting some cheap chicken wire from City Mill or whatever. Just throw it over the plants using wood stakes to keep it elevated. This is why the state had declared these "introduced" birds as agricultural pests.
I was not sure what a Bulbul was, so I googled. I learned that there are two types found in Hawaii, and both are considered invasive species.

http://www.hawaiiinvasivespecies.org/pests/redventedbulbul.html
Red-vented Bulbul

http://www.hawaiiinvasivespecies.org/pests/images/redventedbulbul1.jpg


http://www.hawaiiinvasivespecies.org/pests/redwhiskeredbulbul.html
Red-whiskered Bulbul

http://www.hawaiiinvasivespecies.org/pests/images/redwhiskeredbulbul.jpg

cyleet99
September 15th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Look what I found! (http://www.windowfarms.org/) Yay for us condo dwellers!

There is hope for me yet. :p

Albert
September 16th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Ah, I didn't know they were called Red-Whiskered Bulbuls. Such elegant little birds. The only thing bulbuls go for in our garden are small yellow flowers produced in abundance by some long, thin leaved plants. Bulbuls perch on the fence and swoop down to snatch a flower at a time. They don't bother the papayas.

Vanilla
September 18th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Bummers ah? Just gotta try whatever and see what goes and what doesn't. Wife wants me to try artichoke. :confused: Well whattheheck.




You might have to try artichokes if they don't turn the water on in California. We may have to 'fend for ourselves here more if the farms all dry up. :(

joeanybody
July 26th, 2020, 11:26 PM
Start in your area. Continue the meandering walks and be open to the beauty around you. You will see what can grow well in your microclimate. If you see something really cool, this is a great opportunity to contact your neighbor to find out how she did it or who she hired. Maybe you will make friends or even get a free plant or two! I also recommend using https://grass-killer.com/reviews/best-pet-safe-weed-killers/ to clear the area

Robbos
October 3rd, 2020, 01:42 PM
I love to put veggie trash into bowls of water and see if they sprout leaves or roots. Celery and lettuce butts are great for this. Beans and rice sprout roots really easily. And all these can then be planted in a pot. Old potatoes can be planted in the ground and will produce several pounds, over and over. Free food!

Amati
October 10th, 2020, 12:37 AM
" ...what's in your garden?" 10 years later after first asking the question, I've a new addition to my garden. An unwanted addition. African Snails!! It happens to coincide with the extra time I have at home due to the Covid shutdowns, so I've time to clean my garden beds of old leaves and other hiding places for snails. And to trim back plants so that I have better control of what all is going on, as well as now can see the dirt (and pests) instead of the ground being covered by vegetation. And beside those "clean up" tasks, I've been applying non-toxic snail killer (iron phosphate). Things are going well with a tremendous reduction in the snails.

Meanwhile, my dwarf bananas have two still-green bunches, it won't be long until they turn ripe and yellow.

Is anyone else doing more gardening due to having more "home time" from Covid shutdowns?