Winged beans really ought to be more readily available here on Oahu. They are delicious. These beans love Hawaii’s climate, and due to our proximity to the equator and our generally warm and humid climate, will flourish as a perennial.
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.
We’ve done a good job of staying at home for the past two weeks, and our coronavirus exposure is controlled. As a state, we should still be cautious, so this month will be a socially-limited seed giveaway so we can start our “victory gardens” and grow food for our family […]
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 […]
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.
Malabar spinach is a hardy vine with edible leaves that taste like spinach when cooked. The leaves are high in protein, Vitamin A & C, iron and calcium and low in calories by volume. The plant comes in both red-stemmed and white-stemmed varieties. It will self-seed and needs full sun […]