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Im having tons of issues container gardening here..

Posted by karjab40 hawaii (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 1:23

OMG..I am soo frustrated. I've only been gardening three years. We are a military family and we just moved from fort campbell kentucky to oahu hawaii. On this base housing i am not allowed to grow anything in the ground so everything is in containers, which is fine because at the last base i had a lot of container plants as well. So first i realized there are no bee's around here so I tried to pollinate the squash and cucumbers myself.to no evail. Then I found maggots in my sweet peppers!!! And now...My tomatoes, which are my biggest growers and what i use to make all sauces etc..and can. (i made pickels in the past too)..are now suffering from early blight!!!! The soil i bought for the containers was organic. I do use miracle grow but no pesticides yet. But at this point seriously considering using something because all the money we have put into re-creating a garden in a different location. I can't find many blogs on vegetable gardening for my area..so i am LOST...does anyone have any advice or ideas???? Much appreciated..


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RE: Im having tons of issues container gardening here..

I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. You may want to attract pollinators with flowers. I imagine gardening in KY is much different than Hawaii. Did you follow the planting times for your area? Sometimes suceptibility to pests and disease increases because they were planted too early or late. Here in Florida I had to pull up my tomatoes because it got too hot.

There is a Container Gardening forum and a Hawaii Gardening forum that would have gardeners that could really help you. I love this site because I have been able to find specific help for my area. Hope you can get some Hawaiian gardeners to chime in!


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RE: Im having tons of issues container gardening here..

Do you have an agricultural center near you? They help me with lots of questions and have free info pamphlets.


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