ORGANIC GARDENING IN HAIKU MAUI HAWAII
I couldn't resist sharing some of my garden produce with you. This year has been a really good one for gardening in Haiku - plenty of sunshine and lately, enough rainfall to make things grow without watering.
Despite hot weather and the usual bugs, there's still plenty to go around:
- cherry tomatoes
- Kawelo tomatoes
- Hawaii supersweet corn
- bell peppers
- Italian relleno peppers
- habanero peppers - 2 kinds!
- Hawaiian chili peppers
- many kinds of lettuce
- sugar peas
- pole beans
- Chinese celery
- green onions
The first corn crop looked like a disaster, due to lack of water, but in the end we had more than a few corn feeds.
The second corn crop has just started to tassel and we expect to have our best crop ever by the end of August.
Growing full size tomatoes is no easy task here in Hawaii - if you don't like to use bug spray. Normally the fruit flies wreak havoc with the tomatoes. I had little faith in them and was pleasantly surprised when they ripened without going all squishy from the little worms inside. Thanks to the U of H for developing a strain that is resistant. ( OMG - they're genetically modified!)
Watch out for these babies - they will add some spice to your life. The nice thing about habanero peppers is that the burn doesn't last long, so it's easier to take. Sure does kick it up a notch when making salsa, fried peppers, stuffed peppers, soups, etc.
Happy gardening to all of you who like to get out there and get your hands dirty.
Aloha from Maui - Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro - EMAIL ME
Call me - I want to hear about your garden - 808 283-0635