This past Saturday, July 25, 2020, we were expectantly preparing for Hurricane Douglas. My neighbor’s papapa tree had grown too tall, and I had promised her for some time that I’d cut it down for her. Saturday seemed like a good day. Several of the papayas on the tree were […]
Everything moves at warp speed during a pandemic My apologies for not keeping up with the usual plant exchange posting. Two weeks ago, we started hosting family friends at our home (in a separate unit). Then, we went to a July 4th get-together with family and had a health scare. […]
Sorry for the delay everyone: after some consideration of Oahu’s rising COVID caseload, we are going to continue our normal plant exchange activities. Please be sure to social distance and wear your mask. This second Tuesday, we will be at Kaiser High School parking lot from 4-6pm. A list of […]
Okra, a distant cousin of hibiscus, is grown for edible seed pods and is popular in US southern and even Japanese cuisine. The variety we have is Jambalaya Okra, which produces prolifically and can be harvested quickly. Well suited to Hawaii’s climate, after its large yellow and red flower blooms […]
Our next Hawaii Kai plant exchange will take place on Tuesday June 9, from 4-6pm. I currently have the following seedings being prepared: Citrus Basil Jalapeno Okra Green Shiso Mint I’ll also put out the following seeds: Dill Arugula Thai Basil Queen Sophia French Marigold (Dark/Light Orange pattern) Limited supply […]
This week’s Kaiser HS Farmer’s Market was busy, one of the busiest I’ve seen in the three years we’ve been doing the monthly plant exchange. This week there were three produce vendors, and perhaps a half-dozen food vendors too. The market also has a new website, at : https://kaiserptsafarmersmarket.wordpress.com/ This […]
Yes, we are back on at the Kaiser HS farmer’s market for second Tuesdays from 4-6pm. Check out our list of available plants. As always, this is a casual exchange: bring one, take one, leave a donation or not, your choice. This month’s exchange is focusing on vegetables. There will […]
Edible fennel, belonging to the carrot and parsnip family, has the texture of celery with a faint flavor of anise. Used extensively in Italian cooking, the vegetable can be eaten raw or sauteed. Both the bulb and fronds can be used. Fennel grows easily and also produces many seeds which […]
Perfect for anyone who has the room and loves tomatoes. These are approximately 1″ long.
There will be shortages of meat and meat products. The West Coast may fare better for food availability than other areas of the Country.