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Winter Squash

Category: Summer | Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:08 pm

The winter squash took over their bed, the adjacent woodland and blueberry beds, and were turn back from crossing paths in all directions. They even attempted to enter the shed. What a mess of mildewed vines, some finishing their cycle.



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This morning I harvested a few of the hardened off squash. Marine air this morning and they keep suggesting showers but it has been an unusually dry, hot summer with consistent 80 degree weather.



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The bees love the blooms which are still plentiful. Sometimes there are as many as six bees in a blossom. They come early in the morning when the cool temperatures make their flight look like it is in slow motion. The bees appear to be coating themselves in pollen since some slow flyers are golden in color. Amazing. I was careful harvesting the squash so that the vines could still provide blooms for the bees.



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Funny thing is my husband and I are not big squash eaters. I'll keep some of the butternut (we love the texture and natural sweetness hot off the grill) and one or two others, but most are going to the food bank.



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Comments

 

eclecticgarden wrote on Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:52 pm:


Good looking squash Jewell. Your efforts benefited the food bank and the bees.




 

Netty wrote on Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:55 pm:


Those look amazing Jewell!! I am the only one that likes squash in this house, but I make an awesome 3 squash casserole that everyone eats. I could send you the recipe if you like, just send me a message. I see you have a couple of striped sweet potato squash (delicata) there too ... they are sweet and delicious!




 

Jewell wrote on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:56 am:


Eleclectricgarden,, thank you. I appreciate not letting garden produce not be wasted. There is always more than just the two of us can eat. Neighbors, friends and family will only eat so much too. Lol

Netty, I am looking forward to trying our recipe. I pm'd you. I'd read about the delicata and am looking forward to trying it this week end.





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