Tropical Garden D

A brief walk-through of Hedonisia Hawaii's Garden D, also known as the salad garden, and how to facilitate, maintain and clean the garden to keep it functioning and beautiful. The salad garden is near the kitchen area to allow guests and volunteers alike to benefit from the delicious edibles that inhabit it (see below), as well as provide nearby Citronella as a natural mosquito repellent while relaxing in the outside communal areas.


  • Sides of Jungle Cottage and Barn

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden:

This Mixed Garden has the following plants:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Taro
  • Okinawa Spinach
  • Katuk
  • Bamboo Orchids
  • Edible Hibiscus
  • Red Edible Hibiscus
  • Papaya
  • Surinam Cherry

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: lawn grass
    • Use fine hand weeding to weed in between all plants. Use a Kama sparingly.
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Update plant pages if any are added or removed from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Keeping the garden borders free of weeds with weed whacker
    • Add more Okinawa Spinach and Katuk to driveway side of Barn as needed
    • Continue fine hand weeding the rest of the garden using a Kama to remove choking weeds and climbers to allow them to grow undisturbed
    • Add soil to smaller plants, trim and mulch bases if necessary as above
    • We also collect wood shavings from projects to use as a decorative mulch in non-food beds. Guava inhibits plant and weed growth, so use in decorative areas only.
    • If you have processed compost, mix in equal amounts with soil for feeding.
    • Transplant excess low decoratives such as aloe, to the side of Jungle Cottage
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting regularly promotes budding and growth low to the ground. Keep an eye to see if it's needed weekly or bi-weekly
    • Some plants need topping to reduce height or harvesting will be impossible.