Sunday, October 04, 2015
No use growing all one type when it's so easy to sample all sorts.
I did not know the summer would be so hot. Expecting cool climate, I started the squash plants indoors, and planted when the soil was warm. In order to keep the soil warm, I did not mulch. I did not get them all into the ground as quickly as i wanted, and some were delayed. But most did very well.
All can be cooked in similar ways. We usually roast them. Some can be baked to soften, then puree for pies. My favorite last year was Waltham butternut squash, made into pie. I do have one of those that is not yet ripe.
I like just looking at them.
The largest was Pink Banana Squash. 18 pounds.
No use saving seeds from these. Most are cross pollinated, most by Zucchinis which had the most male flowers. I might grow one or two for novelty but with the cross pollination, none are expected to be true next year.
Still, a squash is a squash. So I would expect any to be edible, even if they look strange.