I’m growing gourds again for hula. This time I’m growing two types -one large and one smaller. They’re doing really well with minimal bug damage which has been great. One of my gourd vines has a “Jack and the bean stock” quality to it.  It has grown over a tamarillo tree, a rose apple bush, and a mountain apple tree. They all seem to be okay with this huge vine and they in turn have provided a nice base from which the gourds hang.  I’m in the process of drying some of the gourds. The brownish looking one has been etched and dyed I’m hoping it won’t rot. Crossing my fingers on that one.  You can clearly see the size differences in the two gourds.



Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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