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Apr 09, 2014 7:27am

I’ll let you in on a little secret that your local cable provider probably doesn’t want me sharing: I dumped my entire cable package, opting for Internet access only. Netflix is the sole cause...

Big Island Green

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

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The Barefoot Gardener

Updated: Mar 26, 2014 9:07am

For those of you who have wished for a bountiful vegetable garden, there’s no better time than the first week of spring to get started. The hardest decision may be deciding where you want your new...

Growing a Green Economy

Mar 26, 2014 10:10am

The economic cloud of a generation may have a green lining. Despite the downturn, consumer spending on green products and services continues to increase. While surveys illustrates that one in...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 19, 2014 1:00am

There’s nothing like the refreshing taste of fresh-squeezed citrus juice or munching on a cold orange in the Hawaiian heat, and for those who have a member of the citrus family growing on their...

The bright blue flowers of the artichoke plants make it a showstopper in any garden.

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 12, 2014 1:29am

Whoever thought of steaming the bulbous green head of a thistle plant came up with a pretty good idea. Cynara scolymus, a thistle commonly known as artichoke, is a member of the sunflower family...

The Barefoot Gardener

Mar 05, 2014 1:00am

Many people love lettuce in a salad, though I have heard some people proclaim that it doesn’t have enough nutrients to stain your shirt. One thing is for sure though — love it or leave it, lettuce...

Big Island Green

Mar 04, 2014 9:39pm

Poll results released by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on February 18 showed 75 percent of respondents preferred that Genetically Engineered (GE) products be labeled. Sixty-four countries and the...

The Barefoot Gardener

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 9:07am

Right now I am kicking myself for all those times I bemoaned the weather with “Rain, rain, go away.” During normal weather conditions there is usually some evening rain on the windward side,...

Reality Check

Updated: Feb 27, 2014 9:13am

Dear Ms. Rose,

I’m a recently divorced woman in my late 30s, and just started dating again – if you can call it that. I’ve noticed a significant difference in how men approach me. Instead of...

The Barefoot Gardener

Feb 19, 2014 1:00am

There are a number of different ways to control pests in your garden without the use of chemical agents. As discussed last week, the first building block is fertile, healthy soil.


Ladybugs are a gardener’s friend, as they feed on aphids and other garden pests.

The Barefoot Gardener

Feb 12, 2014 1:00am

Would you believe me if I said that using chemical fertilizers and pesticides on your vegetable garden actually increases the likelihood of pests?

In 1950, studies conducted by Leonard...

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