Tropical Garden B

Location:

  • Outer edge of Crater & Berm path from Smoking Temple past Cottage to edge bordering Hinalo street

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This Decorative Garden has the following plants:

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane Grass
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Dump weeds onto berm on the side of Jungle Cottage to build a safe slope at 45° angle.
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon,
    • Label the tree with transplant date (only babies so we can see the growth process)
    • Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • “Civilize” Berm (side path) trail – fill walking gaps and spaces with base of black rock and finish layer of red cinder
    • Keeping the borders free of weeds and mosses is easy and can be done weekly during Spring/Summer, bi-weekly Fall/Winter 15 minutes during a shift.
    • Hand weed around each tree/large plant
    • Use weed whacker to trim grasses where needed, making sure NOT to hit the plants or trees.
    • Fine hand weeding in the rest of the garden using the Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
    • Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch tree bases as in propagation section above.
    • We also collect wood shavings from projects to use as a decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibits plant and weed growth, so use in decorative areas only.
    • If you have processed compost, mix in equal amounts with soil for feeding.
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye out to see if it’s needed weekly or bi-weekly (fruiting trees as Avocado)
    • Pick up Coconuts that have fallen and take them to outdoor eating area
    • Some trees need topping or harvesting is impossible, and food will be damaged and unusable.
    • Check with the director first about topping a tree, or if you have any ideas for new red plants in this area.