Sunday, September 9, 2012
The BIG one
Our squash harvest for 2012. They're announcing frost for later this week, so, while I had extra men in the house, we picked garden most of the weekend. My pride and joy is this huge Atlantic Giant pumpkin that weighed in at 65 pounds! What is even more amazing is that we haven't had rain in over three months. I shudder to think what size it would have been had it rained! The other giant pumpkins weighed in between 36 to 38 pounds. For the most part, the squash crop was average this year...except for the Atlantic Giant that took a couple of guys to bring into my kitchen. Lots of yummy pumpkins seeds!
The above two photos are examples of our freely growing squash that came up all by themselves in the garden. Guessing that these are a cross between an ornamental gourd and a spaghetti squash. We left them be and never watered them...the darn things did remarkably well for what little they had. Cut open one of the bi-color ones and this is what they looked like inside. They smelled like pumpkin. The rind was pretty tough and so the horses got them. They thought they were rather chewy. Anybody have any really good squash recipes?