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 plant exchange takes place at Kaiser High School in their parking lot from 4-6 every second Tuesday of the month. 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 […]
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 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.
The Zamioculcas zamiifolia is one of the toughest indoor plants out there. They are able to thrive in areas with both low and high amounts of light. The ZZ plant removes Toluene and Xylene from indoor air. Practically indestructible, this plant needs almost no light or water and stays a deep green […]
Grown from Renee’s Garden seed. Their description reads: Heirloom cherry tomato with a rich mahogany-purple color and sweetly complex flavor. The round, 1-inch fruits grow in abundant heavy clusters on vigorous, fast growing indeterminate plants.