Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tomatoes in Hawaii

I've mentioned before that it is difficult to grow tomatoes in backyards in Hawaii due to nematodes that kill the plants as soon as they sprout.  They are expensive in the stores and somewhat cheaper at the Farmers Market ($2 for three small/medium size fruits).  I miss them.  So I did some research online and found the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources' website.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Here is their paper on growing tomatoes in Hawaii.  You can also purchase seeds from them online here. I am so excited to be placing an order.  I am going to try all three varieties of bush tomatoes.  They are currently out of cucumbers, but I'll be checking back as they are also expensive in stores and at the farmers market.  

I am very excited to become a tomato gardener once again!  

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