Learn the basics of growing herbs, vegetables at home

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior

Growing food you use in everyday cooking and meals is rewarding, and relatively simple to do. Kids and adults together can nurture their relationship while growing fresh produce on their lanai or in their yard.

Learn the basics of growing fresh herbs and vegetables this summer at The Pizza Garden, free seminars at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Aug. 17, at Geobunga in Salt Lake. Kids will want to eat their veggies after attending this workshop.

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“Growing food you use to make the perfect summer salad or a kid-approved pizza is relatively simple to do,” said Andrew Dedrick, Geobunga owner and executive director. “Some of the easiest plants to care for are basil, green onions, arugula and lettuce, and all are commonly used in cooking. While preparing dinner, I can just break off some herbs or gather some lettuce for a salad. Not only is it extremely fresh, but I know exactly who has been in contact with it, it saves me money and is readily available when I need it.”

Fresh food

Hawaii residents can grow fresh produce year-round, thanks to the Islands’ mild climate and sunny weather. Herbs such as basil, oregano and rosemary; lettuces like Manoa and arugula; and cherry or regular tomatoes thrive in the Islands.

Growing basics

Seminar attendees learn the basics of planting and harvesting, and the many options available to them. Container gardening has become extremely popular in the past few years, as anyone with some sunlight and space — even a small lanai or kitchen window box — can grow fresh herbs and vegetables. Not to mention with containers bugs, which are less likely to infest, you can move the plant if you find it needs more or less sun.

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One-on-one questions

Following the seminar, attendees can get everything they need to create their own pizza garden including pots, topsoil, potting mix and pre-planted herbs and some vegetables.

“Another wonderful thing about growing what you eat is that many of these plants are beautiful and add an aesthetic value to your home,” said Dedrick.

The seminar is fun for the entire family. Don’t miss your chance to learn how to grow your own herbs and vegetables at home at this free workshop at Geobunga, located at 4299 Lawehana St. across from Target. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Visit www.geobunga.com to register for the free seminar or call 422-4567 for more information.

Geobunga is Hawaii’s best resource for landscapes and hardscapes. Providing unique garden elements from all over the world, and the best prices, selection and service in the state, each visit brings something new to discover. Turn the ordinary into extraordinary at Geobunga.

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