Thankful for some free time to plant a winter garden in Haiku Maui HI
With the poor economy and the slow real estate market here on Maui, it has left me and other Maui Realtors with some extra time in the week when we would have been out with buyers looking at properties for sale. I'm not complaining, but rather happy to have some free time.
We have so many wonderful tools to assist us in helping our clients, and our industry is always embracing new technology to make our jobs easier. DocuSign is a paperless internet signing service provider that greatly speeds up turnaround times on client signatures. The Maui MLS information is available in our mobile devices and smart phones. Digital cameras take wonderful pictures with instant results, and minimal cost. Communication is lightning fast. All this convenience also leaves us with more time to hone our tech skills, or do more prospecting for future clients. Or blogging for business.
What do I do with all the extra time? Seriously, you can only work so much and then you need to change gears just for your peace of mind. All work and no play.... you know how that goes. This week and last week I had a few extra hours and I'm proud to say that I got a winter garden planted. Even though the days are shorter and we'll have plenty of rainy weather ( I hope), I can still grow veggies for the dinner table. We like to eat something we have produced ourselves, every day of the year. We are practicing locavores.
What grows well in Haiku Maui HI in the winter? Cauliflower, brocolli, beans, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and salad greens, herbs, turmeric, leeks, chard, peas, etc. Pretty much anything that grows in the summer months, but especially plants which prefer a cooler wetter climate. Yields will be smaller, but it sure it nice to know what you're eating. Start lots and see what happens, that's my motto. Yes I am thankful for some free time to spend in my garden, and even though you might think it's work, it's really more like fun!
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