Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it - from the garden!

Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it - from the garden!

sunflower in Haiku Maui HI

Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it - from the garden!

Take a look at these beautiful big tomatoes! 

We don't usually get so lucky with growing big tomatoes and most of the time we are happy to have sweet cherry tomatoes from our Haiku Maui garden.  The last time we tilled up this patch of ground there were some volunteer tomato plants, and we said - let's give them a chance and see what happens.

Fast forward to now.  Those 4 plants produced abundant cherry tomatoes and large tomatoes - from seeds that had been ploughed up into the soil, by way of reject fruits that fell.  This may be the best crop of tomatoes we've had.  Go figure!

tomatoes growing in Haiku Maui HI 96708


Cherry tomatoes are sweet and juicy and you can use them in many ways, but it's hard to slice them into a sandwich or burger.

The large ones aren't so easy to grow (without pesticides), but we still try about once a year anyway.  Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't.  We are really happy to pull off this crop and we're savoring the flavor!

Never underestimate the ability of plants to persevere and produce, against all odds.  

Growing vegetables in Haiku Maui is a joy.  We can garden all year round and eat something from our garden every day of the year.


growing tomatoes in Haiku maui HI 96708


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More posts about gardening in Haiku:

- got my garden going

- use University of Hawaii seeds

- harvesting bananas in Haiku Maui (video)

- showing off my garden produce

- made it through the winter without starving


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Comment balloon 7 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 01 2010 09:35PM


Georgina - they look DELICIOUS!!!  It is almost planting time here in AZ - we get 2 growing seasons - spring and fall.  Nothing grows in the summer (too hot) and we get 1-4 frosts a winter, typically....there's nothing like fresh tomatoes from the garden!

Sharon Lord
Argent Decor
AZ Vacation Home Furnishing Service

Posted by Sharon Lord, New Home Advisor (Maracay Homes) over 8 years ago

Neat looking photos, Georgina!  I love the colors, and especially that flower in the top photo.  The warm colors of autumn are certainly evident in your pictures.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Sharon - good luck with your fall garden.

Myrl - my sunflowers were awesome this year!

Thanks for coming by and commenting!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago

Georgina, there's nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato! It's getting a bit chilly for tomatoes here in KC but it's nice to see photos of yours!

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Chartwell Kansas City Realty) over 8 years ago

Georgina - Indeed, there is absolutely nothing that can replace the taste of fresh home grown!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Georgina, they look delicious and I bet that they're all the better as they did half the work themselves!

Posted by Tanya Busch, Maine Real Estate (The Maine Real Estate Network) over 8 years ago

Nice harvest!  Sometimes those volunteer tomato plants can be the big producers because they are the second generation.

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) over 8 years ago

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