My other blogging alter-ego: Military 4-H in the Pacific. I wrote this post after receiving LOTS of questions from 4-H leaders about what plants to start in their after-school program gardens. And I wanted to promote the Hawaii Homegrown Food Network, rockstars on the Big Island. 🙂 Aloha and Happy Wednesday Friends.
Hawaii’s unique climate means unique gardening opportunities and challenges. I’ve adapted this list of plants from the Big Island-based Hawaii Homegrown Food Network blog. You can read the whole article here: Short-Lived and Long Lived Food Plants.
Short-Lived Food Plants (life cycle of 2-9 months)
Longer-Lived Food Plants (will produce for 2-3 years before replanting needed)
Plants Grown in the Pacific Islands/Unique Plants you might not know
- Sweet Potato
- Winged bean
- Tree Tomato
- Sissoo Spinach
- Okinawan Spinach (often available as plant starts at Pearl City Urban Garden center Second Saturday plant sales, each month)
Fruits/Trees for long term projects
- Pineapple (can plant from tops- about 18 months for a pineapple to form and be ready)
- Lilikoi (passion fruit)
Happy Growing!! You can also…
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