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Can You Shoot Wild Pig In Hawaii?

Can You Shoot Wild Pig In Hawaii?

Feral pigs are running rampant around the Hawaiian islands these days.  You see them on the side of the road, in backyards and sometimes even inside your living room!   They dig through your garden and sometimes even threaten to attack.  Theyʻre in such high...

Complete Guide To Growing Starfruit

Complete Guide To Growing Starfruit

Starfruit is one of my favorite fruit trees to grow because it is one of the fastest growing tropical fruit trees. In approximately 30 months (or less, if you’re lucky!) you can be harvesting starfruit from a tree you grew from a seed.  It’s easy to grow...

Does Boiling Rainwater Make it Safe to Drink?

Does Boiling Rainwater Make it Safe to Drink?

Folks living off grid should definitely be collecting rainwater. Even if you live in dry climates, harvesting rainwater should be done.  Rainwater can be used for a multitude of things: the garden, livestock, flushing the toilet, and more. However, untreated and...

Can You Grow Broccoli in Hawaii?

Can You Grow Broccoli in Hawaii?

When you think of growing food in Hawaii, many people imagine pineapples, papayas, and mangoes.  However, Hawaii can support a huge variety of crops because of its many microclimates.  In a few of those microclimates, you can find cool-season crops such as...

How To Grow Surinam Cherries From Seed Or Cuttings

How To Grow Surinam Cherries From Seed Or Cuttings

If you live in Hawaii, then you’ve probably seen the evergreen bushes with white blossoms, and you’ve likely seen these tiny ‘pumpkin shaped’ sweet-and-sour tasting fruits. These small red fruits go by many names: Pitanga, Pumpkin Cherries, Florida Cherries or Surinam...

Month To Month In The Tropical Garden