- Along lower cliff below Bamboo Hut; to 3-level terrace
Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:
This MIXED Garden has the following plants: (located on HedonisiaHawaii.com)
Main Weeds: Cane Grass, Koster's Curse, Fire Ants, chokers, creepers, climbers
- Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
- Use a Kama to cut the climbers and the chokers at the plant base to kill them. Remove off plant carefully.
- Remove all creeping weeds from around the whole garden beds.
Maintenance Activities For This Garden
- Identification and Labeling:
- Tag and label transplanted trees with bright color tree ribbon,
- Date the tree with date it was transplanted (only babies so we can see the growth process)
- Update plant pages if any are added or deleted from the garden
- Borders & Maintenance:
- Spray area with Soapy Water before working in against fire ants
- Keeping the rock 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.
- Continue fine hand weeding the rest of the garden using a Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers
- Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch tree bases as in propagation section above.
- If you have processed compost, mix in equal amounts with soil for feeding.
- Okinawa Spinach needs special attention - more soil, weeding,
- Sweet Potato is a useful ground cover. Don't pull up, gently move vines to keep contained
- Mulch Avocado/Casava/Jabuticaba with soil, brown leaves (can use banana or any other brown leaf), cover with brown paper bag, wet, and weigh down with guava or rock
- Weed the hidden walkway to Avocado regularly to keep visible
- Harvesting regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye to see if it's needed weekly or bi-weekly.
- Encourage guests/Volunteers to grab food from these areas also to harvest to eat
- If the trees are getting too tall to harvest, check with the director first about topping a tree or if you have any ideas for new edibles to plant in the terraces