Saturday, December 31, 2011

Aloha Twenty Eleven

I make at least one resolution every New Year. Sometimes I nail it, sometimes not. I've got a few on my list this year, one of them being to post more often. I enjoy looking back over the year and seeing what i was up to. Here are a few things i didn't get around to talking about last year.

New plantings of kumquat, olive, white sapote, mango, egg fruit, pulasan and rollinia.  

First tangerine! Early winter


Soissons Vert
Thin walled, full pods

Fleshy, thick walled pods. Shell beans? Really?


Popping chickpeas
They deserve their own post!

May is always my favorite month.

Those awkward teenage years ; )
These papayas are HUGE!

Early July
It grew!
We havested buckets of lilikoi this year.
These banana flowers look like little orchids, don't they?
 This is an 'Ice Cream' banana, one of the tissue cultured plants UH is producing in response to Bunchy Top Virus. 
(Turmeric). Dead easy to grow and a snap to harvest. Part of the tropical herb garden.
(Thai ginger). Another plant from my tropical herb garden.

They were ready in time for Thanksgiving ; )
Cajun Belles-Sweet mini peppers with just a little kick. Recommended.

Husky Red cherry tomato.
Slow but steady producer which is OK  in these cooler temps.

Happy New Year!


Pomaika`i said...

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou, Julie!
I haven't gotten enough done to warrant a posting, but seeing all those new plants, even some I have not heard of, and the livestock you are "running" [I notice that chicken folks say they "run X many head" of their birds]... Makes me tired! Of course, the perfect weather is ruining my excuse for a long nap. Gotta get the stuff I have planned to plant, actually planted. I'm looking forward to your posts, like, the popping chickpeas.

Mr. H. said...

I always look forward to seeing your posts as the variety of wonderful foods you grow are most intriguing to me...even if I can't grow most of the myself. Happy new Year.:)

Julie said...

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou Barry! The chickpeas were a happy surprise. I'll try to get a post up soon.

Happy New Year Mr. H! We are curious people, aren't we ; ) Your blog has led me down many an intriguing road.

Jane said...
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Jane said...

It looks like 2011 was a good year in your garden! The Peronas certainly don't compare to the Soissons - I think Soissons rule! Your chicks are so cute - I hope they produce lots of eggs for you in 2012.

All of your tropicals are beautiful. I was kind of skeptical about the tissue culture bananas as they looked so whimpy but the Red Dwarf I planted is doing pretty good too.

Yes! you should post more often! Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - wishing you abundant harvests in 2012!!!

risa bear said...

I could look at these forever! Your camera will just have to live with those dirty fingernails ...

Julie said...

Jane we should both post more often ; ) I am looking forward to trying your Tarbais later this spring!

I LOVE the tissue cultured bananas. I'm growing the Cuban Dwarf too, along with Sabal and Ladyfinger. A girl can never have too many bananas.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou Jane!

Risa! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you found some sunshine on a foggy January day ; )

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Having chicken around will make gardening really real. Too bad, in residential area like where I am staying now, chicken is not allowed.

Rowena... said...

Now there's a resolution that I could pinch for myself, especially where the garden blog is concerned. Happy belated new year!

Titania said...

It all looks so very good, does one need more? Fruit trees, vegetables and some cute chooks to get the best eggs ever. A rare and beautiful post. I enjoyed it. T♥