Monday, February 15, 2016

Winter Squash Storage Update

When I posted last fall about storing winter squash in our basement on Paul's wine racks, some of you requested I follow up to let you know how it went.

I'm happy to report that now, in February, we are still enjoying the squash I grew last summer.  Butternut and blue hubbard squash at least.  The cushaw squash went bad more quickly, so I had to use that all up in October I believe. 

The whole family adores these winter squashes, and hopefully if I can avoid the future swarms of squash bugs, it will be a winter staple for us in the future.  I'm still holding out for that root cellar one day, though! 

Readers, any of you still munching on things from the 2015 garden? 

25 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

We still have a pile of butternut in the cellar but I have been feeding a few that have gone bad to the chickens. I had one survive last year until planting time. Pumpkins don't hardly last in the garden much less storing them so I don't plant many cushaw anymore. I like butternut best anyway.

Steve Surratt said...

Ya'll definitely need a root cellar. It could double as a fallout/zombie-apocalypse shelter :-) Both of my grandma's had root cellar's but they were kind of scary to me as a kid.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Oh heavens, yes, Baby Girl! We froze red and green peppers cut into bite sized pieces and, in fact, just used some in the Chicken Ciacciatore! I also apr boil our butternut once cut into cubes and freeze it to use!!...:)JP

Tiggeriffic said...

Our neighbors have a root cellar.. Well it's really a place to keep their squash..potatoes and any other vege you would want to try an keep.. What they did was dig a hole into the ground and put their vege's in that hole.. they put a big board over the hole with a bales of straw..it works pretty good for them...

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's great that everyone in the family likes squash. My mom cooked yellow squash until it was mush, and I just couldn't stomach it. lol

Tiggeriffic said...

I personally freeze my squash, peppers, celery, just cut them up and put in 2 cup servings in freezer bags.. That works too...

alissa apel said...

I still have zucchini stored away in the deep freezer. I shredded it up, put 1 1/2 cups in zip-lock bags. That's about what I use when I use it.

Sally said...

Oh, we love squash; at least the ones we've always enjoyed. However, I cooked the first time ever spaghetti squash and we all loved it, consequently I bought another one. I really like the fact that Hunter loves most all veggies. :)

xoxo

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That's great that it stored so well!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you! I'm relying on frozen, now. The Canadian dollar is so bad!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad that has worked out for you....yum!

Tanya Breese said...

good job lisa and it looks really yummy!

Karen S. said...

Ad me to that list too, in fact we're having some tonight too!

Out on the prairie said...

Still eating a lot. Had a good squash casserole the other night with garbonzo beans in it

Endah Murniyati said...

I think in your climate, squashes will be stored well longer.

Michael Manning said...

It looks and sounds good. Lisa!

Vera said...

Our squash wintered well, but most of it is going to the pigs to supplement their food, with the chickens getting a few helpings as well.

mail4rosey said...

I'm not but it sounds smart to me!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Winter squashes are my favorite squashes. I have stored them in our basement over the winter but they didn't last as long as yours did on the wine racks.

DMS said...

Awesome! I am so glad most of the squash is still being enjoyed. How interesting that the cushaw squash started turning so much earlier. Good luck with that root cellar. :)
~Jess

Linda said...

No, my garden only produced one squash, a handful of small tomatoes, and some parsley. I am not successful with vegetables.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear it is holding out for you. I always have good luck keeping butternut squash through the winter.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The squash looks sooo yummy
love
tweedles

Lynn said...

no veggies but our garden is still full of blooming flowers chives but everything is full of wintering snails :-0
How do you cook this gorgeous pan of squash cubes?

indah nuria Savitri said...

looks yuuuum indeed. I love the buttersquash soup a lot :)