Best Vegetables that Thrive in Summer Heat & Tropical Climates

John from goes on a field trip to Koolau Farmers and Fukuda Seed Store in Honolulu Hawaii to share with you some crops that…
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25 Responses to “Best Vegetables that Thrive in Summer Heat & Tropical Climates”

  1. I’m waiting for the day when you’re filming in a garden center and some
    random customer thinks you work there and asks you for help. Talk about
    hitting the freaking jackpot. :) 

  2. that seed store is so awesome, i wish i could find one like that

    also, i’d love to grow some of those hot weather greens, would be awesome
    if we could get a “john seed kit” with his favorites

  3. I use to grow datil peppers , they are pretty hot.

  4. Would pumice be considered a rock dust?

  5. Very informative as always, thanks John.

    P.s. That was a huge rat @ 32:40

  6. Justgivemethetruth Reply December 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Speaking of agricultural regulation … I read online somewhere that in
    Florida it is illegal to grow oranges because if you screw up and they get
    infected they could spread disease throughout the whole state and destroy
    the citrus crop.

    Can anyone confirm or deny that? Is it just certain kinds. That seems
    draconian in a state that has perfect weather for citrus.

  7. I have a special issue. I like to grow food indoors, as I live in Alaska.
    I used to experiment often with “what will grow here by accident”…but
    have also have found some crops HATE to stay in the house. So…my
    solution seems simple…import Hawaiian seeds for indoor agriculture since
    it is used to such heat….right? Am I nuts? Cold weather crops in
    garage….hot weather upstairs? 

  8. マックスシュッツェ Reply December 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Komatsuna is a variety of Japanese mustard that grows well in most
    climates, year round. Has anyone else grown it? Mine is still young, but
    doing well in California so far. 

  9. Are there any edible plants that can thrive on little to no water? And
    could you a video about them, please? 

  10. Newton's Third Law Reply December 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    They definitely sell ong choy at asian markets, just not in places where it
    won’t be killed by the frost.

  11. John, I’m growing Red Russian Kale as well as the green curly variety. The
    Red Russian Kale is twice the size of the green and planted at the same
    time. I’m super excited.

  12. Wtf your pink lol

  13. Justgivemethetruth Reply December 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I love Japanese Cucumbers. First time I got one and grew it, it was so
    funny looking, curved and spiny that I almost threw it away. But then I
    tried it out and it was wonderful, sweet and crunchy and the best cucumbers
    I have ever had. Now I don’t plant anything else, Japanese Cucumbers are
    the best! Japanese Eggplants are good too.

  14. Learned a ton on this video. Thank you John.

  15. John,
    Great information about hot plant growth. Ordered more greens from your
    following information about the great new greens. Would like to know where
    to get some other green seeds for garden? I want to do the donation where
    you give information with phone call. Where is this link to do this?
    John N. Porter

  16. God I would love to live in Bora Bora and plant all these veggies and
    fruits. Surely an inspiration dreamy effect, this video has caused me. Wish
    I was in a Tropical Island.

  17. I love when you say “This is one of my favorites.” Have you posted a
    video on collecting seeds from your garden? or How to get seeds from your
    favorite plant in the garden. I enjoy your videos and have leaned alot
    from watching.

  18. John, do you think the vegetable plant you suggested will thrive n grow in
    the Philippines?

  19. Thank you very much for this video. I’ve been looking for a good place to
    shop for edibles here on oahu. I will definitely be visiting fukuda. 

  20. Thanks John! You posted this awesome video on my birthday and it was a
    topic I was really hoping you’d cover. (I’m also glad to see that I’m not
    crazy for trying to grow things in the Las Vegas heat.)

  21. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply December 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm
  22. Thanks again John. So glad you are in Hawaii…we learn more about the
    local gardening resources from you…and we live here, how’s that! Mahalo!

  23. i have both the green and purple okinawa spinach. when i bought them they
    were only 3 inch plants and now they are monsters around 4 feet across im
    in southern california. 

  24. It’s pronounced Ko Oh Lau. Both “O” sounds are said like the “O” sound in
    boat. :) 

  25. Dopes that Mamaki have caffeine in it,if not I’ll stick to my caffeine tea?