Marungay is an excellent growing choice if you have lots of room and are very hungry. The tree grows prolifically; the bean pods and the leaves are edible and highly nutritious. Seriously though, the plant is really a true miracle. Popular in India, the Philippines and Indonesia, it has been […]
The Asia Ip and Britton varieties come from Johnny’s Seeds. The green shiso is grown from the seed stock of shiso originally purchased locally at Leilani’s Nursery in Waimanalo. Green is a staple, the type you get in sushi. Britton is pretty, but a little less tender. Asia Ip is […]
Our next plant exchange takes place at Kaiser High School in their parking lot from 4-6 on Tuesday, February 11. We will be swapping plants with neighbors. Bring some and take some. It’s a casual exchange. If you don’t have a plant, come browse anyway. We’re happy to take donations […]
I occasionally bring seeds to exchange, but in the hustle of the plant exchange, forget to put them out for browsing. Here is a list of seeds that I have on hand. Most of these I have enough to share with others, so if you’re interested in any, please drop […]
Mad Hatter is a member of the Capsicum baccatum pepper species from South America commonly used in Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine. It is sweet and mild along with being attractive and novel in its shape. We received a few seedlings in December 2019. They will likely be available in February […]
I wasn’t sure what to expect from these cookies, but they turned out to be quite good. If they’re still in stock at Costco, I plan to buy another container this week. By lowering the suggested temperature by about 25 degrees, my daughter and I were able to bake them […]
I don’t have a name for this one, other than the extra large orange flesh papaya a coworker brought back from her house in Molokai. Excellent flavor, sweet — the flavor is almost like a cross between papaya and cantaloupe. Papayas aren’t picky plants. When young, they like water. Once […]
Endemic Hawaii plant that is used to make herbal tea. Plant likes moist soil and partial sun. Hearty, grows from slip.
When we first moved to Koko Head Terrace in Hawaii Kai, we were disappointed to find a relatively quiet Halloween night scene. That is, until we discovered two big hotspots which keep us going back each year. First off, there is #HongHalloween. Located on Hanamaulu Street, it is a must-see. […]
The Spider Plant is a popular indoor hanging plant needing just windowsill light to flourish. The leaves come in a variety of patterns, from green and yellow to green and white and solid green. For November 2019 we have two varieties, white/green and solid green.