A simple soap-oil spray formula recommended by the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is useful for controlling aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, scale and citrus blackfly. Aphids Aphids are very small insects with soft bodies that live off the sap in plant leaves. They’re black, green, brown and pink or absentContinue reading “Soap-Oil Spray for Common Garden Pests of Hawaii”
When properly stored, vegetable seeds can last for years.
As much as half the material that makes its way to Big Island landfills is organic matter that we could instead use to improve our yards and gardens. The rocky soils of Hawaii benefit from the incorporation of organic nutrients. For those of us living in the drier regions of Hawaii Island, compost aids inContinue reading “Composting on the Big Island”
Sooty mold is a fungi that breaks down honeydew or naturally exuded plant materials as their source of nutrition.