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 […]

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 […]

Giant Ruellia is a hardy plant which will grown in full sun as well as shade. It can be propagated by division, seed or cuttings. Stems are purple-hued and short-lived purple flowers bloom regularly. Makes an excellent border plant or hedge which reaches a height of about 3 feet tall. […]

Mexican Mint Marigold has aromatic leaves which are often used as a substitute for French Tarragon. Sweet licorice flavor brightens salads and main dishes. The edible, pretty, golden-yellow flowers bloom all summer. Thrives in warmer climates where French tarragon will not grow. Also known as sweet mace or Mexican tarragon. […]

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