Once a month, the University of Hawaii has a garden show to give answers to gardening questions and sell some plants. Since the get-together is just down the street it was hard to pass up even though we knew we'd have to stand in the hot sun.
We decided to try growing a couple of eggplants. At 50 cents a plant, it was worth a try.
We saw a lot of plants being grown in containers but we wondered if we could duplicate those results.
I saw Art eyeing the papaya plants but he restrained himself from buying another one.
Joe was the docent who gave us a tour of the gardens. He wasn't a big advocate of container gardens because he said it dried too quickly in the hot Hawaiian sun. He showed us this huge "snake squash" that he said could grow to be 8 feet long.
Joe also instructed us on the best way to grow green onions. Apparently, the way we'd been doing it is wrong. Instead of just cutting the tops off, putting it in water and then transplanting it to the ground, he said we needed to cut the roots off until you had only an inch and a half left. Then we needed to dry it before planting it in the ground. Hmmmm... I don't know... We'll try it and see what happens.
Joe also said asparagus is what we all needed to grow. He said it would take 2 years to produce results and then would give us asparagus spears for 15 years. Sounded great! They weren't selling asparagus though so we'll have to look for it at the garden shop.
Now I'm pooped! That tropical sun is withering.