Gardening in Hawaiʻi with Tom Timmons: Choosing a fertilizer for your lawn and plants
Master gardener Tom Timmons never realized that plants were fussy eaters until he was lollygagging in the garden shop rather than cleaning the garage like he promised his wife and discovered shelves piled with every imaginable kind of fertilizer.
Gardening in Hawaiʻi with Tom Timmons: The KISS method of composting
Composting requires four basic components: carbon, nitrogen, water and air. There is not a shortage of these in Hawaiʻi.
Gardening in Hawaiʻi with Tom Timmons: Why should you play in the dirt?
Simply put, dirt is dead soil or at least soil on its last organic breath. It contains rocks, sand, clay and other inorganic components.
Gardening in Hawai’i with Tom Timmons: Basil — the royal herb
Basil seems to relish the attention of having its leaves clipped. Regular clipping not only gives you fresh basil for salads and cooking, but it also stimulates the plant’s growth.
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