I have restarted seeds again of broccoli, lettuce, and beets as I still have slugs on my bench. I caught a few snails and I spent part of yesterday clearing the tall weeds and plants from under and around the bench and I started taking the pots I can off the bench and putting them on the ground. Some of them are on the bench because they never do well on the ground. It is the only way I know how to keep the bench clear of slugs and snails. I moved what remained of the decimated seedlings to my lanai. Not ideal, since it has only indirect sun and it will be harder to water it there, but right now there aren't any snails there.
My meyer lemons are turning yellow and the fruit is beginning to soften so they should be ready to harvest soon. My Satsumas have dropped a few fruit, but they were probably stung. It will be another month before the mandarins are ready.
The calamondin is still producing big time. I gave a few bag fulls away at my last community garden meeting and there are still a lot more left on the tree. I do have citrus scab. It makes the peels ugly but the fruit is still fine.
I finally got my sungold tomato in the pot.
The black cherry has started setting more tomatoes
I am still clearing the other half of my garden, it is taking me a long time to get around to it.
I thought I was getting a good start to the fall season by starting my seeds early and instead I am behind again.
I have to wait another week for my corn to be ready before I can till the community garden plot.
To end on a positive note. Our monthly sale had an abundance of plants since we had to cancel the sale last month because of the storm. That means there a lot of leftover plants that I can put into the herb garden. I have some Italian parsley, cutting celery, thyme, and maybe some kale and spinach that can go in. I use kale to mine the calcium from the garden and the NZ spinach is a ground cover.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.