Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Winter Squash

In mid August I started picking winter squash.  I picked up several tiered baskets at yard sales this summer, which I plan to use for storing winter squash and sweet potatoes in the basement.  I still don't have that root cellar I've been dreaming of building.

Lots of butternut, rampicante (which is also a summer squash, but I've left some in the garden to become winter squash), and delicata.  This is the first time I've grown delicata.  We roasted some the other night and everyone except Reid seemed to like it. 

I have some blue hubbard as well, but it will be much too large for my basket system when I bring it in. 

Last year my winter squash fared quite well in the basement, so I'm hoping this year will be the same. 

21 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

You have got a good quantity of yield:)

Tom said...

Neat assortment.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I think this is my first year without growing winter squash. I still have canned butternut so we will have some. Next year I will put out a patch and try the rampicante.

Mary said...

I love winter squash - and I LOVE cooking winter meals with all the many beautiful squashes and other root veggies. You have quite a stash awaiting already for your days of preparing healthy meals this coming winter Lisa. I so admire you my dear, you are such a great homemaker!

Happy day - Mary

Out on the prairie said...

I always save the best keepers until last. I grew that Deicata a lot, started when it was a American selection winner

Mildred said...

I will admit I have not tasted of any of these squash varieties. They sure are pretty! Great find on the baskets.

Sally said...

Good for you, Lisa. We love all kinds of squash here; especially a casserole with onions and cheese. I hope it does well for you this winter. :)

xoxo

camp and cottage living said...

Squash is top on my list of veggies.
You are so blessed to have harvested so many varieties, Lisa!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I never knew there are so many different kinds of squash! I have never heard of Delicata or Blue Hubbard. You DO need a root cellar!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoy!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I have learned more about squash from you than I ever knew before! I like butternut squash. Those baskets look like they will keep the air circulating around the veggies this winter.

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mail4rosey said...

I just read where someone's family stored potatoes in the basement all winter. I didn't know they'd keep that long (or the squash either). Cool.

Endah Murniyati said...

Your squashes make me so interested. So unique! I hope the taste is good.

Robert Bennett said...

Not a bad little harvest. I remember when I was younger, my dad grew Zucchini by the bucket load.

Harry Flashman said...

I'm sure that in time you will get your root cellar. You've always been one of those folks who stay busy but eventually accomplish all their goals.

Angie said...

loving your harvests - this year i tried to grow butternut squash from seed - and it seemed that we were almost there until the monkeys thought that the vines were beautiful scarves ;)

Aodhnait said...

Squash is not a popular vegetable in Ireland. It's not readily available unfortunately.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The squash are so beautiful!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

You did well. Squash is well tolerated by many folks who have sensitive tummies. I like it grilled.

Annette said...

Looks like a good crop this year! I'm still trying to get Lewie to eat squash. It's on his list of vegetables he will only try once. Good grief!