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Post  OahuSFG on 3/30/2010, 9:52 pm

Anyone attending the Hawaii Symposium in May?

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Post  Debbie.LeeJackson on 4/16/2010, 9:17 pm

We are really looking forward to this symposium, getting certified and meeting Mel!

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Post  OahuSFG on 4/16/2010, 11:15 pm

Awesome!

I am looking forward to meeting other people doing SFG here in Hawaii, and sharing what local plants do well.

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Hawaii Symposium was Great!

Post  punaluuSFG on 5/24/2010, 5:32 pm

The Hawaii Symposium was great! I really enjoyed networking with others. Came away with lots of great tips and suggestions and couldn't wait to implement some of them. For example, I went to town right after our graduation and bought termite blocks and shields and installed them that evening as a way to keep slugs and ants out of my SFG. (Thanks for sharing Glenn.) The additional height of the beds is nice too. My low maintenance gardening just got even easier!
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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  Jiro on 5/25/2010, 11:06 pm

punaluuSFG wrote:For example, I went to town right after our graduation and bought termite blocks and shields and installed them that evening as a way to keep slugs and ants out of my SFG.

Sorry to butt in, but what's this tip about termite shields keeping slugs out? I hate those buggers and am always looking for new weapons in my war on slugs.
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Termite Shields for Slugs

Post  punaluuSFG on 5/26/2010, 12:54 am

Jiro wrote:
punaluuSFG wrote:For example, I went to town right after our graduation and bought termite blocks and shields and installed them that evening as a way to keep slugs and ants out of my SFG.

Sorry to butt in, but what's this tip about termite shields keeping slugs out? I hate those buggers and am always looking for new weapons in my war on slugs.

Here in Hawaii these termite concrete blocks and shields are sold at most all hardware stores. Not sure if you have them on the mainland. The blocks are about 5" wide by 3" in height. The shield is placed facing down, with a second one facing up with water or oil in it to also prevent ants getting to the raised bed. I'll see if I can attach a photo. (first time attempt)
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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  boffer on 5/26/2010, 9:56 am

alrighta

Another sfg table top gardener!

glad you\'re here to the forum, punaluuSFG, thanks for the tip and pic.  Are you a certified teacher now?


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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  OahuSFG on 5/26/2010, 8:10 pm

E Komo Mai (welcome) PunaluuSFG!

I am regretting my absence at the Symposium!

Thanks for posting the termite solution!! The boxes with plywood bottoms, in my garden were infested with termites!! I was so discouraged that I haven't fixed them just yet.

Were any other specific tips for Hawaiian SFG shared at the Symposium?

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Post  punaluuSFG on 5/29/2010, 7:27 pm

boffer & OahuSFG, mahalo for the welcome to the forum. I wanted to reply sooner, but I've been busy helping my son this week with his Eagle Scout project. He and I both got certified at the Hawaii Symposium. His project, which he just finished today, was to build and install two SFG boxes for a retirement community. They look great!

Besides Scouts from his Troop, several of the certified trainers from the Hawaii Symposium made it out to support his project also. It was the first community activity for our newly formed Hawaii SFG Association. In two weeks we'll be at one of the local Elementary Schools helping them with their garden. Continuing to spread the word about SFG!

Here's a pic of his Eagle Project.


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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  boffer on 5/29/2010, 7:50 pm

My congrats to your son. Not only has he been learning sfg, I see someone has taught him some good carpentry principles!

Your son is certainly welcome to join the forum too. We have another young man by the name of Josh who is a certified teacher. He lives in IL. and is 15.

Tell us more about the new Ha SFG Asso. What do you have planned?

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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  lavamom on 5/30/2010, 2:51 pm

I'd like to hear more about the Hawaii SFG group as well. Several factors kept me from attending the recent symposium; I am sad to have missed out.

(You should be so proud of your son! The SFG looks great, and I love that he helped seniors with the project. Well done!)

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Post  OahuSFG on 6/1/2010, 4:40 pm

That is so awesome what you and your son are doing!

I am also interested in your group! There is a Agriculture/FFA teacher out at Campbell High school that is interested in SFG. If you son would like to get in touch with him, send me a pm. It would be great to have SFG in Hawaii's educational programs!

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What happened to Hawaii

Post  kauairosina on 6/6/2014, 2:23 pm

sfg people?  We could really use the forum.
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Still SFG-ing on Oahu

Post  OahuSFG on 6/6/2014, 4:51 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. 

I am still gardening here and there.  My 3 1/2 year old boxes of Asparagus and Pakalanas are thriving. I've had to replace the wood with bricks.

I intend to get more vegetables growing soon.

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I am so delighted to hear

Post  kauairosina on 6/7/2014, 3:10 am

from another person in Hawaii.  What part of Oahu are you on weatherwise?
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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  walshevak on 6/7/2014, 12:14 pm

OahuSFG wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum. 

I am still gardening here and there.  My 3 1/2 year old boxes of Asparagus and Pakalanas are thriving. I've had to replace the wood with bricks.

I intend to get more vegetables growing soon.
Welcome back.  Long time between posts.  Hope you can become more active.

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Re: Hawaii Symposium

Post  OahuSFG on 6/9/2014, 7:08 pm

I'm in Ewa.  It is very hot and dry.

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I'm in Lawai,

Post  kauairosina on 6/10/2014, 3:57 pm

above Poipu.  Raining on and off.  Don't need to irrigate right now.

We're growing lots of lettuce, kale, starting corn (a risk with the dog gone GMO fields around), Kentucky Wonder beans (our Provider bush just finished) and lots of pretty cosmos.  They actually make a nice little bouquet and last for several days.  Tuck them in a beer bottle with some wild Italian arugula blossoms.  Pretty.

Hope to hear more from you and others in Hawaii.  We should be growing the best and the most.  My mantra - what if the boat don't come?
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Post  OahuSFG on 6/10/2014, 4:27 pm

walshevak wrote:
OahuSFG wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum. 

I am still gardening here and there.  My 3 1/2 year old boxes of Asparagus and Pakalanas are thriving. I've had to replace the wood with bricks.

I intend to get more vegetables growing soon.
Welcome back.  Long time between posts.  Hope you can become more active.

Kay

Thank You!  I'll be re-doing 2 more boxes shortly and hopefully post more.

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Post  OahuSFG on 6/10/2014, 4:40 pm

kauairosina wrote:above Poipu.  Raining on and off.  Don't need to irrigate right now.

We're growing lots of lettuce, kale, starting corn (a risk with the dog gone GMO fields around), Kentucky Wonder beans (our Provider bush just finished) and lots of pretty cosmos.  They actually make a nice little bouquet and last for several days.  Tuck them in a beer bottle with some wild Italian arugula blossoms.  Pretty.

Hope to hear more from you and others in Hawaii.  We should be growing the best and the most.  My mantra - what if the boat don't come?
That's so lucky to have enough rain that you don't need to irrigate!

That's a great question! Does anyone out there have tips on how to keep you corn GMO free with nearby crops?  The corn fields of Monsanto are only 5 miles from my garden. They have lots of paper bags on the corn stalks.  Workers with umbrellas stand in the fields under the hot sun to chase away birds all day long!

My guess is to bag my corn after the tassels appear? thinking

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My first hope for the corn

Post  kauairosina on 6/11/2014, 2:33 pm

is that we can overcome the leaf hoppers, aphids and ants.  We are planning three sisters. Corn is about 6 inches high today so planting beans and maybe squash next week.

We have been very blessed to have the rain, even though it contributes to our fungus  and mildew problems.  Three different kinds of kale are thriving however.
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I'm told that we don't expect

Post  kauairosina on 6/12/2014, 2:31 pm

rain for the next week or two.  Glad we have our irrigation set up and hope our water facilities continue to  work.  Our neighboring community, Kalaheo, has been on water restriction because of broken something or other and the farmers markets are out of things like lettuce and cilantro and stuff grown there.
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