Gardening in Hilo
I’m an amateur gardener. I am not good at it but I enjoy it. Improving my garden is another goal I have for 2018. I love having a backyard that allows me to attempt to grow things.
As far as fruits and vegetables, right now, I have green onions, Thai basil, wing beans, bittermelon, pineapples, sweet peppers, kabocha, and tomatoes. I also attempt to raise some carnivorous plants but that is a separate post I’ll write one day. I need help from my carnivorous plant provider/botanist/traveler/sake-loving friend to write that one.
I have a small section in my backyard where I throw my green waste. Every so often, things grow out of my green waste and recently, I had a bumper crop of tomatoes.
The tomato plants were so large and heavy and just laid on the ground. To solve that problem, I ended up buying some affordable tomato cages that I found on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2CH6kYC When I bought it, it was only $24.97 for 10 tomato cages. It was perfect for my amateur backyard gardening project. It kept the plants upright and the tomatoes off the ground. Bruschetta, anyone? Living Hilo Style.