Tropical Gardening: Edible landscapes to reduce food bills

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise Kona gardener Kannan Eluthesen is shown here with a young Durian tree. His wife Janice is also an avid gardener and contributes much of their food supply with an edible kitchen garden of herbs and vegetables.

Looking for a way to save on food bills? Then plant vegetables. For many backyard vegetable gardeners on the mainland, spring means the beginning of their gardening efforts. However, this is Hawaii so we can plant our vegetables anytime depending upon the microclimate. There are many vegetable gardening activities for the entire year.