Questions about hothouse growing
Aloha forum members - I am new to Hawaii (and this forum). I am an enthusiastic but novice gardener and I am looking forward to experimenting with plants in Hawaii. I just moved into a house (near Hilo) with a hothouse/shade house and am looking for some advice. It has wooden benches already installed, but I am wondering what type of material to make planters out of. Will wood just rot away? Does plastic provide adequate drainage? What is the best potting mix for outdoor use? Which types of veggies and flowers grow best in a hothouse? Are there any pitfalls to this type of gardening that I should be aware of (pests, etc.)? I really appreciate your advice or suggestions for online and printed reading. Mahalo!