off-season on mahina mele farm
Hi everyone. I had some video that I wanted to post but couldn’t quite figure it out. Just getting used to the world of blogging. I’ll get it up in the next day or so (old dogs CAN learn new tricks and I’m not even that old!). We are still in the off-season here in West Hawaii, mac nuts are trickling in, coffee is still flowering but mostly just growing and filling out the cherry, the citrus and pineapples are done. Bananas are still coming off and the 2″ of rain we got over the weekend has jumped-started everything again and we are seeing nice, green growth everywhere.
We just finished our most recent round of fertilizing. We put down about a ton of fertilizer here on our mauka farm.We use a locally-made product called “charfish” which consists of biochar,fish emulsion, sulfate of potash, and ground bluerock. Bluerock is a local rock which, when ground up, is a good source of minerals. It helps provides our trees with the micro nutrients they need for healthy growth and production. If you are not familiar with the biochar you can read up on it here https://hawaiibiochar.com/ There is always alot to learn about farming and we feel that we much as we do learn and understand, there are always more questions that pop up. Well, we’re never bored that’s for sure!