Maui garden update - enjoying the vegetables of our labors

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

maui garden growingMaui organic gardening...

We are so glad we started a couple of gardens this year, as the weather has been great - lots of sunshine.  We could stand a little more rain, but at least there's the hose.

We went away to the mainland for a week, and when we came back the transformation was amazing.  Even this past week has shown some incredible growth.  The key is to use lots of good organic fertilizers.  The bugs don't stand a chance when the plants grow so vigorously. 

I just had to brag about my great Haiku garden!  This picture only shows half of it... the other half is filled with more tomatoes and about 5 kinds of peppers, including lots of hot ones.  I want to start another garden so we always have something coming off.

We are already eating:

  • pole beans
  • cherry tomatoes
  • basil, dill, cilantro, Thai basil
  • 6 kinds of lettuce, and other assorted salad greens
  • kale, mustard greens
  • marigolds (yes, you can put the petals in your salad)

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Grow a garden yourself, it's so worth it.  MORE UPDATE PICS

Aloha from Maui!

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Rainmaker
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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Georgina, I'm glad you're having such a great garden. I've heard stories about insect problems, but it's obvious that you have figured out a way to grow the plants faster than the bugs can attack them. I agree with you about growing vegetables. I mainly have flowers, but I've got tomatoes and zucchini in containers and a couple of volunteer sunflowers are providing me potential seeds. I haven't tried the marigold petals, but I've got some growing and will give them a try.

May 27, 2008 05:04 PM #1
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Charles McDonald®
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That is a fine looking garden! Bet you have no deer in Hawaii???

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May 27, 2008 11:44 PM #2
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
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When I was growing up, my grandmother always had a huge garden in her backyard - something fresh to eat year round - I never ate a store bought tomato until after she passed away and they don't compare to picking one right off the plant, washing it and having it with dinner!  Great garden, Georgina!

May 28, 2008 02:10 AM #3
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Dave - This year we got lucky.  I think the wind helps too - it's a vey windy spot.  I'm actually surprised at how well the plants stand up to the strong winds.  Yes, the marigolds will brighten up a salad or a plate.

Charles - We have deer, but I've only ever seen one... and we have a Jack Russell that won't let anything come near.  Maybe that's why there's no bugs! haha

Lisa - you're right about the tomatoes - I hate buying them as you never know if they will taste like anything.

May 28, 2008 09:40 AM #4
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Mary McGraw
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Hi Georgina! I am jealous! This looks like a beautiful garden and sounds delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!

May 28, 2008 12:14 PM #5
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Mary - thanks for coming by to visit my garden!

May 29, 2008 01:49 PM #6
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Gena Riede
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Georgina, next you'll be opening up your own Mama's Organic Salad place.  Just serve banana creme pie, will ya?

Your garden looks GREAT!

May 30, 2008 04:18 PM #7
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Georgina~

I love your garden. I love your garden, I LOVE your garden. So when can I come visit?

May 31, 2008 10:12 AM #8
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Gena - you'd better let me know when you're coming back and I'll make sure you get your pie.

 

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