Seedling Saturday set in ‘Ele‘ele

  • Basilio “Bunga” Fuertes / Special to The Garden Island

    ‘Ele‘ele School student Carmila Udarbe shows some of the seedlings that will be distributed Saturday from 8 a.m. at the ‘Ele‘ele Shopping Center.

‘ELE‘ELE — ‘Ele‘ele School student Carmila Udarbe will be joined by Roy Miyashiro and her mentor Basilio “Bunga” Fuertes Saturday in distributing vegetable seedlings at the ‘Ele‘ele Shopping Center.

The distribution starts at 8 a.m. and continues until supplies are exhausted. Traditionally, this means getting there early for best selections. Seedlings being distributed include green eggplant, the Nitta variety, or purple, eggplant, grape tomatoes, cherry heirloom tomatoes, Japanese cucumber, kombucha pumpkin, spiny okra, sequa, or ridge squash, round squash, long Okinawa bittermelon, medium-sized bittermelon, Filipino long beans, Puamoho University of Hawai‘i string beans, hot Hawaiian chili peppers, sweet Filipino green peppers, Hirayama kai choi, or mustard cabbage, and red and yellow varieties of bulb onions. Additionally, there will be some “hand out” seedlings provided for free, while supplies last.

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