Spring has definitely sprung here in Hawaii. We are getting the April showers now. The Pacific High has moved a bit off to the East and more showers are coming my way.
The herald of Spring around here are the Gold Trees which are in full bloom now.
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It is warm enough to break a sweat and now I need to remember to put on my sunscreen if I don't want to get toasted.
I am getting better germination on my seedlings now, so it is a good time to plant everything, except cilantro. It will be too hot by the time it matures .
Right now, the thrips are showing up everywhere, even on the weeds. I need to pull some of the plants out and I may actually have to resort to spraying. This is the worst it has been in years. I usually have thrips all of the time, but this is the first time, I am seeing so much damage especially to to the cabbages and lettuce.
I am seeing erineum gall mites on the hibiscus so I did treat it. I disbudded the plant since I am using systemic rose care which lasts around 6 weeks, hopefully by then the gall mites will be done for the year. It is one of the few plants I still have to treat with systemics because my only other choice would be to get rid of the plant. It is in a pot, so I can isolate it.
I have a few varieties of peppers sprouting now. Some of them I may have mislabeled so I will have to wait until they fruit to identify them. I need more space. I have a couple of ghost pepper and Trinidad scorpion pods ripening so I may be able to collect some seed from them.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.