Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Got my MAUI garden growing - what's in your garden?

Got my MAUI garden growing - what's in your garden?

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Haiku Maui Hawaii - it's a great place to grow things.

We are blessed with an almost perfect climate here in Haiku - and this spring has been one of those years when we get early morning showers to keep everything green and fresh.  It was good timing for a veggie garden, so hubby got the tractor out and made me a nice spot right close to the house this time.

Let's see, what do I have growing now.... lettuce, mesclun, cilantro, basil, dill, Vietnamese coriander, lemongrass, marigolds, cosmos, pole beans, brocolli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, habanero peppers, more kinds of hot peppers, kawelo tomatoes, cucumbers, and sugar peas.  And a whole 'nother garden with just corn - which the birds are already enjoying (the sprouts)!

seed packets for Maui gardening

 

 It's all organic, with complehumus fertilizer, bone meal, dolomite lime, chicken manure, composted wood chips with horse manure, and green sand.

gardening tools for Haiku Maui organic garden

 

 

 

 

The trick is to remember to plant successive crops, every month.  Once you start harvesting and eating, it's easy to forget starting some more rows.  It takes a lot of space to have multiple garden areas.  We are lucky to have lots of space, so no excuses anymore.

There are plenty of pepper and tomato starts that I need to get in the ground now... these will produce for months.  In fact some of the pepper plants will keep going for years.  The Hawaiian chili pepper is a small red pepper that grows prolifically, and it's fiery hot.  Good for making chili-pepper water, a local seasoning.

 

Haiku Maui HI organic garden spring 2008

 

 

So this is where you'll find me every morning - tending the garden before it gets too hot.

Then it's on with the Realtor Hat - get out there and show some properties, and make some offers.  If you're looking for a place on Maui where you can have your own garden, please give me a call.  I'm here to help you find that perfect Maui home.

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Georgina M. Hunter - The Hunter - 808 283-0635

19 commentsGeorgie Hunter • May 07 2008 05:35PM

Comments

Georgina,

What a beautiful garden you have and your selection of herbs, flowers and vegetables is wonderful....I miss gardening so much. Reading your post brought my gardening days all back to me. There's nothing like fresh herbs and vegees picked right from your own garden.  It sounds like you live in gardening paradise.

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 6 years ago

I love your neck of the woods :)

We've been to Maui once and loved it. Thank you for commenting on my post :)

Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead) over 6 years ago

Jo-Anne - We went for many years without, and now it's time again.  got a sore back!

Monika - thanks for paying a visit!   

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

I'm jealous, my side yard that was supposed to be my garden has now been devoted to my 100lb German Sheppard...

But I DO have a huge lemon tree which is loaded right now, and a small orange tree.  The orange tree hasn't grown in the 6 years we've been in our home, but it puts out about a dozen oranges very year that are the size of grapefruit. =)

Posted by Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro) over 6 years ago
Connie - I find that wherever the dogs poop makes for some good fertilizer .... put the shepard under the orange tree!  How's that for organic fertilizer!
Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Beautiful garden. We have been keeping ours and we are nursing it along during this extremely dry time. Praying for some rain!

Posted by JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen, Lake County, FL over 6 years ago

JoEllen - it's hard to garden without rain.  I hope you get some soon.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Georgina - I always had a garden until 3 years ago - I was just telling my daughter that we need to start at least growing our own herbs and tomoatoes - I miss those fresh items!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

BJ - I just love being able to step out my door and grab some herbs when I need them... otherwise it's a 15 minute drive to town, and that's not happening.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Hi Georgina,

Wow, I love this post and I love your garden. It's something I love to do myself. BTW, I've never heard of "mesclun"???

 

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 6 years ago

Lynda - Mesclun is like a spring mix... assorted lettuce, some mizuna, mustard, beet greens, arugula, like that.  Just a nice variety of flavors and colors, and easy to harvest with the scissors.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Nice gardens.  I can't begin to list everything in our gardens.  With over an acre of intensely gardened land the plant list is in the thousands.  Keep doin what you're doin.

Posted by David Helm, Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp (Helm Home Inspections) over 6 years ago

David - Wow!  That's a lot of work... and a lot of food too.  We're getting ready to put in another big garden this weekend.  I just love having all those fresh veggies and herbs.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

I had to read Mesclun twice. I thought you typed something else. :)

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 6 years ago

baby cauliflower in my maui garden

Pete - I can't imagine what you were thinking.  Here's a picture of my first cauliflower... soon to be harvested...isn't it cute!?

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Very nice Georgie. I have garden envy. You know if you ever have too many veggies you can always bring some into the office.

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 6 years ago

OK - you got it.  And if you ever have too much time on your hands, come on out and pick some stuff.  We're planting more today.  I opened my big mouth about needing more room to plant stuff and Murray made another huge garden ... aaacckk!

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Been to Aloha in 02.  What a state.  Lucky you.  I hope to return soon.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 6 years ago

Kenneth - let me know when you come to Maui, I'll show you around my (unsponsored) neighborhood.

Posted by Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

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