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Growing Guavas: The Only Guide Youʻll Ever Need

Growing Guavas: The Only Guide Youʻll Ever Need

It is easy to grow guava trees in Hawaii, our climate is perfect for these evergreen fruit trees. They are best to grow from cuttings or by air layering, as they are a very slow-growing tree and growing from seed will take a long time. Guava trees are easy to grow on...

Beginnerʻs Guide To Growing Mamaki

Beginnerʻs Guide To Growing Mamaki

Hidden beneath the forest canopy of Hawaiiʻs endemic Ohiʻa forests grows a plant native to Hawaii, the Mamaki plant.  If you are lucky enough to find one, youʻll be happy to know that youʻve come across one of Hawaiiʻs most favorite plants for making into tea to...

Planting Cacao From Seed: Complete Guide

Planting Cacao From Seed: Complete Guide

Is there anything out there better than the thought of growing your own chocolate? If you live in a warm, tropical location like Hawaii, you donʻt have to think about it, you can do it! But, be prepared!  These trees require a great deal of care and attention...

Can You Live Off-Grid And Still Work?

Can You Live Off-Grid And Still Work?

Sometimes it seems like the typical image of “living off-grid” is depicted as a self-sufficient homestead, that produces its own power, and raises its own food, and the people living there are either retired or making a living from that off grid homestead. Thatʻs not...