Starting a Vegetable Garden
Part of "Growing Food"
The first link in this segment starts with the story of Lono, the Hawaiian god of agriculture and rain. This link also shares some of the kinolau of Lono - the physical forms and natural phenomena that are signs of Lono.
Understanding the concept of kinolau will help deepen your approach to growing food, make more intentional choices on the land and remind you that everything is imbued with life and spirit.
This segment is full of Useful Links that will help you decide what to grow, the best food plants to grow in Hawai‘i and how to propogate them, starting seedlings, and how to correctly water.
Growing tasty vegetables may take a few seasons of experience, but the Useful Links of this segment will help you get started. Keep in mind that much of your knowledge will be gained by actually planting and observing your results, meeting obstacles, solving them and learning as you go.
Ready to start?
Begin with the first link, the story of Lono from Kumukahi.org. The resource video Dear First Timers will help you avoid common gardening mistakes, as shared by a successful homesteader and farmer. The links also includes a video farm tour with Daniel Ko of Ko Farms.
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