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What edibles could I grow in one semester?

Posted by veganpoppyseed (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 19, 10 at 23:30

I'm considering spending a semester on Big Island next year in Hilo, from Jan through mid-May. Supposing I find a rental with some garden space, what would I have time to grow? I'm hoping for fruits, veggies, seeds, legumes, edible flowers...anything edible. I'm hoping for plants I won't have to fight too hard to keep the bugs away.

I have been gardening for a few years in Montana with our 90 day growing season. So you can imagine how my mind is running wild thinking about the 120+ days I would have to possibly grow something in Hawaii.

Ok, when I said anything, I meant anything except for zucchini. That's one of the few things that grows like crazy in Montana and I'm not sure I could handle it all year long! ;)

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RE: What edibles could I grow in one semester?

Green pole beans and peas are some of my favorites. Maybe lettuce too. Sweet potatoes seemed to grow well for me in the rocky phosphorus rich soil in Hilo. There's lots of issues with fruit flies here and other pests which make it harder to grow certain crops. And some varieties of course do better in Hawaii conditions. Check ouit the College of Tropical Agriculture and human resources website. They have a ton of informantion on growing stuff here.

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