The Spring harvest: Rocker’s, Kikuza,Hawaiian Butternut, and Black Kabocha
Giant Pink Banana Squash from Uganda
Sitting amid the pumpkin bounty
That is me sitting in the shade of the pumpkin “curing station” surrounded by the fruits of my labors. How do you choose? Each has a distinct color, texture, flavor and moisture level. Many Chefs enjoy trying a few and find the ones that they most enjoy. A signature squash if you will.
A Week in Pictures
Rare Squash From Gori, Republic of Georgia, Central Asia Now Growing in Hawaii
Protected from the Melon fly with plain brown paper bags, this simple but effective method keeps this exquisite beauty safe.
A Rare Squash From Uganda Growing Under the Hawaiian Sun
Shaded by Ironwood trees, this is the first of it’s kind here in the islands.
A Little Help From My Friends
I was in need of a serious amount of mulch material (and a truck) to complete some of the new composting beds this week. Here I am just about running out of steam after a long, hot afternoon spent shoveling. The fine ground brown waste was purchased from Organagrow mulch
Zero Waste Farming
A venti Starbuck’s cup had a second life on the farm as a fruit fly lure. Here in the foreground, a male Oriental Fruitfly (one of 4 species of fruit fly here in Hawaii) floats in a mild soap solution after being lured by the Methyl Eugenol drops that were placed on the suspended cotton ball. A cheap and effective reuse solution. Next…the Melon Fly!
Dream Keeper- A new Hawaii grown variety
Dark green, with light green and gold freckles, Dream Keeper is a new organic squash that I created by cross-pollinating two strong C. Moschata strains. The result…a beauty that is virtually mildew and bug proof without sprays. On the inside she is as gorgeous as a Hawaiian sunset.