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jewljewl

I believe gardening makes you happy and healthy

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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jewljewl

This pretty bad boy been eating my plants #caterpillar

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gjones

He's attractive for a caterpillar but I'm sure you don't want him eating your plants. I know calabash is a gourd - is it edible?

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frany66

#wildlifewednesday

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terrimclaughlin

I’m pretty sure @treefrog44 can tell us about this colorful, interesting looking guy😊💕

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lovestogarden

He is a work of art!

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treefrog44

Looks like a mistletoe moth caterpillar... not finding a lot of info on this guy.... native to Australia @terrimclaughlin

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brightcolours

#bestofmarch

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brightcolours

How big is it? Are there any gum trees nearby with mistletoe growing on them? http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/16740

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jewljewl

@brightcolours we don’t have any gum trees near by. I was thinking the same too because I’ve seen them on gum trees before.

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jewljewl

@lovestogarden he’s beautiful but nasty 😁

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jewljewl

@gjones calabash is edible....you can cook it the way you would cook zucchini.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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jewljewl

Spray painted dried gourds

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jewljewl

@gjones @sue1953 that's what I did with dried gourd

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gjones

They look nice- make great decorations!

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sue1953

Lovely how long do they last?

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jewljewl

@sue1953 I think it will last for many years. Matured dried gourd is very hard. You need a saw to cut it open

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brightcolours

#gourd #diy #paint #gold #spraypaint

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hazec

You've done a great job!

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jewljewl

Green #calabash on vine aka bottle gourd.

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sue1953

What does that taste like? Is it a veg or fruit? Forgive my ignorance. 😀

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gjones

We grew these plus cannonball gourds last summer. They're still curing and drying. What do you plan to do with yours? We're making some into birdhouses and some into decorations to hang in the trees etc.

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kaigia

Wowzers!!! How long is this gourd?

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jewljewl

Lol @sue1953 not a lot of people know about gourd. It's a veg, I would say it's very similar to winter squash. You can do a lot with gourd, stir fried, soup and omelette. It's very popular in Asia.

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jewljewl

@gjones I'm going to eat some and keep some to dry it. Last year I sprayed paint some for decoration. I will post picture to show you.

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sue1953

Thank you For your feedback.

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brightcolours

#gourd #stirfry #soup #omelette

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jewljewl

@kaigia this one is about 15cm, it can grow to about 30cm.

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