I had so much trouble with slugs and snails eating my fall seedlings and having to replant them, that my fall garden is now my New Year garden. I have been throwing snail bait and eggshells around it every two weeks and picking off any snails I still come by. I am still finding African snails on my seedling bench despite this but I planted extra seedlings, maybe too much now and I am putting them out larger than I would like too, but at least they are still there a couple of weeks later. Some of the smaller ones I planted out earlier have disappeared.
I am going to try something newer. Bell peppers basically will give me 3-8 peppers and then expire usually still in the one gallon pot. I am going to try to start them earlier. Hot peppers can wait until the night temps hit at least 68. I am going to try a some different varieties of sweets and since I usually have better production from the non-bell type sweet peppers, I'm going to do more of that.
I am going to propagate more of the Meyer lemons from cuttings. Apparently they are fairly resistant to the tristiza virus that is prevalent here so they could last more than 5 years. Basically all citrus trees in Hawaii have the virus, but citrus grafted onto resistant stock will last maybe 20-25 years before the virus kills it. There is no cure and it is nearly impossible to prevent. The disease is spread by aphids. Since it does take years for the disease to kill the tree, they can be very productive. In fact, for a period of time a tree will actually be more productive as the tree tries to reproduce before the production and quality of the fruit decline and the bark peels off the tree. We just have to replace the tree before it drops.
I also want to reestablish the lavender in my front yard. I have tried a couple of locations that did not work, but eventually, I will find the sweet spot. I had a large one there before, but I have a gardenia and a hibiscus in that spot now.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.