Edible landscapes to reduce food bills

  • Kannan Eluthesen is shown here with a young Durian tree. His wife Janice, is also an avid gardener and contributes much of their food supply with an edible kitchen garden of herbs and vegetables. The Durian tree shown here is especially important because the fruit is seldom seen in local markets due to its strong odor but can sell for around $25 each. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Looking for a way to save on food bills? Then plant vegetables. For many backyard vegetable gardeners on the mainland, spring means the beginning of their gardening efforts. However, this is Hawaii so we can plant our vegetables anytime depending upon the microclimate. There are many vegetable gardening activities for the entire year.