The Spring harvest: Rocker’s, Kikuza,Hawaiian Butternut, and Black Kabocha
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.
Protected from the Melon fly with plain brown paper bags, this simple but effective method keeps this exquisite beauty safe.
Shaded by Ironwood trees, this is the first of it’s kind here in the islands.
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
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!
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.