By Kalani Matsumura on August 1, 2016 • Updated on July 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm
By Kalani Matsumura Posted on August 1, 2016 • Updated on July 31, 2016 at 7:47 pm
The state Department of Education school year begins today, which means all across Hawaii, shovels will soon be turning the soil, hands will be getting dirty and seeds will be sown. Many public and private schools have garden programs, but what purpose do they have?
By Joshua Silva Special to the Star-Advertiser Posted on June 6, 2016 • Updated on June 6, 2016 at 12:45 am
When I ask people “What is soil,” many responses include “dirt” or “the brown stuff on the ground,” but soils are much more dynamic. Composed of an assortment of minerals, organic compounds and living organisms, soils come in all different colors and “flavors,” and literally serve as the foundation upon which society stands.
By Richard Ebesu Posted on May 2, 2016 • Updated on May 2, 2016 at 1:13 am
The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR) Cooperative Extension Service assists gardeners with information, including how to start a garden, soil testing and plant pest problems.
By Richard H. Ebesu on April 4, 2016 • Updated on April 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
By Richard H. Ebesu Posted on April 4, 2016 • Updated on April 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
The tropical fruit industry was synonymous with mango, lychee, pineapple, papaya, banana, guava and avocado. Now there are so many different exotic fruits from all over the world just waiting to be discovered and cultivated.
By Richard Ebesu on March 7, 2016 • Updated on March 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm
By Richard Ebesu Posted on March 7, 2016 • Updated on March 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a warm-weather crop and can be grown year-round in Hawaii. It grows best when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Plant growth slows when the temperature isbelow 60 degrees or above 90 degrees.
There are many things in the garden that you can control, but the weather is not one of them. Even one excessively rainy day can affect plant health. University of Hawaii master gardeners in your area can answer questions relating to stressed plants due to the weather. Here are some issues that may arise in heavy rain.