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Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Does celery grow in humid tropics?
« Last post by DurianLover on May 22, 2018, 11:01:36 PM »
The answer isn't clear from Google searches.
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Cool, Thanks Oscar. I was wondering if the Beach Park was still open or not.Thats a much less desireable boat ride from Hilo, especially with white caps.
What do you mean by the beach park?
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Do you have a good supply? I really shouldn't spend any more money on plants until my next paycheck or wife may kill me ;)
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Cool, Thanks Oscar. I was wondering if the Beach Park was still open or not.Thats a much less desireable boat ride from Hilo, especially with white caps.
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You have the key to success with that one!  ;D
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seeds of Eugenia itaguahiensis (dwarf grumichama) available now, minimum order, 5 seeds.

they cost $3 ea.

a rare Eugenia that fruits easily in a pot (about 3yr from seed).  Very ornamental, very productive, and easy to grow. 
This fruit blooms more than four times a year and bore fruit.
Message if anyone is interested.

thanks kindly





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Wow! surprised they're allowing boat tours. That sounds amazingly spectacular! got pics? ;)
The tours are only for boats with special permits that have operated in previous events when lava was entering ocean. Boats without special permits have to remain minimum 300 yards away from area. Our boat was only one there, except for Coast Guard ship monitoring situation. Very difficult to reach as need to use Hilo harbor now that Pohoiki boat ramp is closed. Ocean quite rough in this area and one way was 75 minutes to reach area. Yes have photos, and even videos, and will try to post some later.
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Hmm, first good image I've seen so far:


That really helps contextualize it. Looks like all of the Leilani fissures are dead or dying, and they're further southeast than I was picturing.  Good.  So long as the eastern part of the flow doesn't get too adventurous, further damage should be mainly limited to roads, gas, etc and the occasional home or business in the countryside.

I've seen lots of articles freaking out about the lava going into the sea, but really, it  has to go somewhere, and that's the best spot for it. Laze is a small price to pay.  Bet the people on the eastern end of Pohoiki Road are particularly happy about the turn to the sea.  I just hope those flows to the north of them are as dead as they appear.
The fissures in Leilani are not dead. They are just not active right now. Fissures all along the rift zone can go on and off at any time, and several already have. Hopefully most of the intrusion of magma has moved down rift, but there is no guarantee of this. Seismic activity and deflation are good signs that this is the case, and keeping fingers crossed that this is the case, but extremely difficult, if not impossible, to say what this volcano will do next.
Fissure 6 came back on and is currently threatening to flow over the geothermal plant. There is a possibility of a blow out of a well. They are trying to do everything they can to cap and plug them in time. A blow out of geothermal well would mean possible release of very toxic hydrogen sulfide gases and other chemicals. A well blow out already happened once in 1991, and maybe will help to explatin to you why geothermal plant is not so popular here? That also together with the fact that the plant is smack in the middle of a residential area? It should have never been permitted.
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Wow! surprised they're allowing boat tours. That sounds amazingly spectacular! got pics? ;)
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As I said before..... These 20+ fissures have not spewed out much lava near homes otherwise we would have a lot more video of homes having lava rolling over them. You can see molten hot lava dancing out of fissures which just means pressure blowing off. I hope pray this volcanic event ends soon and blows off soon so that road repair can be done and lives can return to normal.

As far as lava hitting the ocean with lots of bubbling and steam, this is worth a helicopter ride to see it. But you have to live there and I don't.
The area in Leilani are all homes on one acre or larger lots, otherwise a lot more homes would indeed been destroyed.
All flights within 5 miles of active lava flow are prohibited, except for special permission like USGS and Civid Defense. I did go on a lava boat trip and it was spectacular! They went very close to area where lava is entering the ocean. That large plume is visible from my house. There was zero laze and zero SO2. In fact it was the first time i could breathe freely in a very long time. Now back home and air is miraculously clean, at least for now.
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