Got my MAUI garden growing - what's in your garden?

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

maui morning rainbow

Haiku Maui Hawaii - it's a great place to grow things.

We are blessed with an almost perfect climate here in Haiku - and this spring has been one of those years when we get early morning showers to keep everything green and fresh.  It was good timing for a veggie garden, so hubby got the tractor out and made me a nice spot right close to the house this time.

Let's see, what do I have growing now.... lettuce, mesclun, cilantro, basil, dill, Vietnamese coriander, lemongrass, marigolds, cosmos, pole beans, brocolli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, habanero peppers, more kinds of hot peppers, kawelo tomatoes, cucumbers, and sugar peas.  And a whole 'nother garden with just corn - which the birds are already enjoying (the sprouts)!

seed packets for Maui gardening

 

 It's all organic, with complehumus fertilizer, bone meal, dolomite lime, chicken manure, composted wood chips with horse manure, and green sand.

gardening tools for Haiku Maui organic garden

 

 

 

 

The trick is to remember to plant successive crops, every month.  Once you start harvesting and eating, it's easy to forget starting some more rows.  It takes a lot of space to have multiple garden areas.  We are lucky to have lots of space, so no excuses anymore.

There are plenty of pepper and tomato starts that I need to get in the ground now... these will produce for months.  In fact some of the pepper plants will keep going for years.  The Hawaiian chili pepper is a small red pepper that grows prolifically, and it's fiery hot.  Good for making chili-pepper water, a local seasoning.

 

Haiku Maui HI organic garden spring 2008

 

 

So this is where you'll find me every morning - tending the garden before it gets too hot.

Then it's on with the Realtor Hat - get out there and show some properties, and make some offers.  If you're looking for a place on Maui where you can have your own garden, please give me a call.  I'm here to help you find that perfect Maui home.

If you have questions about home ownership on Maui, just contact me by phone or email

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Aloha from Maui! 

Georgina M. Hunter - The Hunter - 808 283-0635

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Jo-Anne Smith
Your Choice Realty Corporation, Brokerage - Oakville, ON

Georgina,

What a beautiful garden you have and your selection of herbs, flowers and vegetables is wonderful....I miss gardening so much. Reading your post brought my gardening days all back to me. There's nothing like fresh herbs and vegees picked right from your own garden.  It sounds like you live in gardening paradise.

Jo 

May 07, 2008 06:47 PM #1
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Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead - Hampstead, NH
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I love your neck of the woods :)

We've been to Maui once and loved it. Thank you for commenting on my post :)

May 07, 2008 09:07 PM #2
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Jo-Anne - We went for many years without, and now it's time again.  got a sore back!

Monika - thanks for paying a visit!   

May 08, 2008 02:02 AM #3
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

I'm jealous, my side yard that was supposed to be my garden has now been devoted to my 100lb German Sheppard...

But I DO have a huge lemon tree which is loaded right now, and a small orange tree.  The orange tree hasn't grown in the 6 years we've been in our home, but it puts out about a dozen oranges very year that are the size of grapefruit. =)

May 08, 2008 09:09 AM #4
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Georgie Hunter
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Connie - I find that wherever the dogs poop makes for some good fertilizer .... put the shepard under the orange tree!  How's that for organic fertilizer!
May 09, 2008 02:29 AM #5
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JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen
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Beautiful garden. We have been keeping ours and we are nursing it along during this extremely dry time. Praying for some rain!

May 11, 2008 09:09 PM #6
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Georgie Hunter
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JoEllen - it's hard to garden without rain.  I hope you get some soon.

May 12, 2008 05:47 PM #7
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Georgina - I always had a garden until 3 years ago - I was just telling my daughter that we need to start at least growing our own herbs and tomoatoes - I miss those fresh items!!!!

May 14, 2008 11:36 AM #8
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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BJ - I just love being able to step out my door and grab some herbs when I need them... otherwise it's a 15 minute drive to town, and that's not happening.

May 16, 2008 11:23 AM #9
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Georgina,

Wow, I love this post and I love your garden. It's something I love to do myself. BTW, I've never heard of "mesclun"???

 

May 20, 2008 02:57 PM #10
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Lynda - Mesclun is like a spring mix... assorted lettuce, some mizuna, mustard, beet greens, arugula, like that.  Just a nice variety of flavors and colors, and easy to harvest with the scissors.

May 20, 2008 11:04 PM #11
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David Helm
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Nice gardens.  I can't begin to list everything in our gardens.  With over an acre of intensely gardened land the plant list is in the thousands.  Keep doin what you're doin.

Jun 09, 2008 12:04 AM #12
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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David - Wow!  That's a lot of work... and a lot of food too.  We're getting ready to put in another big garden this weekend.  I just love having all those fresh veggies and herbs.

Jun 14, 2008 03:00 AM #13
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Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI
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I had to read Mesclun twice. I thought you typed something else. :)

Jun 14, 2008 06:45 PM #14
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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baby cauliflower in my maui garden

Pete - I can't imagine what you were thinking.  Here's a picture of my first cauliflower... soon to be harvested...isn't it cute!?

Jun 14, 2008 07:24 PM #15
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Pete Jalbert
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Very nice Georgie. I have garden envy. You know if you ever have too many veggies you can always bring some into the office.

Jun 14, 2008 07:53 PM #16
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Georgie Hunter
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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OK - you got it.  And if you ever have too much time on your hands, come on out and pick some stuff.  We're planting more today.  I opened my big mouth about needing more room to plant stuff and Murray made another huge garden ... aaacckk!

Jun 14, 2008 08:04 PM #17
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Kenneth Cole
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Been to Aloha in 02.  What a state.  Lucky you.  I hope to return soon.

Jul 08, 2008 07:49 PM #18
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Georgie Hunter
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Kenneth - let me know when you come to Maui, I'll show you around my (unsponsored) neighborhood.

Jul 11, 2008 04:49 PM #19
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