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Now's the time for planting vegetables, pruning trees

By Lorraine Brooks

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2014

~~<p>One of the advantages of living in Hawaii is that we can garden all year, and winter is actually the best season for planting a number of vegetables. It is also a time when gardeners can perform tasks that will help plants do well all year.</p>
<p>Among them is pruning ornamental shrubs and trees. It's easy to follow the architecture of a tree to encourage outward-facing growth and eliminate crossing branches. Discard dead, broken or diseased branches when they occur. As a rule, do not remove more that 25 percent of the tree canopy at once.</p>
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One of the advantages of living in Hawaii is that we can garden all year, and winter is actually the best season for planting a number of vegetables. It is also a time when gardeners can perform tasks that will help plants do well all year.

Among them is pruning ornamental shrubs and trees. It's easy to follow the architecture of a tree to encourage outward-facing growth and eliminate crossing branches. Discard dead, broken or diseased branches when they occur. As a rule, do not remove more that 25 percent of the tree canopy at once. Login for more...



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