Five top picks for starting a garden in Hawaii


For those that are looking for a plant or two to get them started in their food growing efforts…here are a few ideas that are also ornamental. Each of these plants has become a reliable plant in the garden.  Some serve multiple purposes, as in ground cover and bee nectar plant. Florence fennel (for bulb and seeds) beans (lima/pole/bush) Thai Red Roselle (for calyxes and edible leaf) mint (for edible leaf) Sweet potato (for edible tuber)

Written by squash and awe

My love of food and cultures have taken me around the world, dropping me into my current location in Hawaii. I have been loving cooking, photography, gardening, baking, and outdoor adventuring, since back when I was filling a Girl Scout sash with badges. My locations may change, and my activities continue to grow in number, but deep down inside, I still love curling up with a good book, squealing about in a classic car, and making stick-to-your-ribs meals out of homegrown goods.

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