Cucurbita pepo (squash)
Wow, that’s a lot of squash! I’m glad you have friends to that have church suppers, etc.
I try to pick all of mine as small as I can, but it’s probably a bit harder to get over to your community garden to do that.
And what a fabulous harvest you’ve had with your beets, potatoes, and carrots — a root cellar or cool basement would be handy, to be sure.
I have a colleague (even in our hot climate) whose basement stays at 60 degrees all year long, so she and her husband store all their potatoes there. Interesting! I’ll need to monitor the temperature in our basement and see if it’s suitable…
I’m looking into storage issues now too. I don’t know how cool my basement stays. I think my garage is cooler until frost. I may leave my beets and potatoes there until winter, then bring them into the basement. I’ll have to get a thermometer positioned to check it out.
I am so happy with my big beet and potato harvest today!
It’s like he is standing (sitting) guard over the harvest! Very cute and wow, what a harvest!
AWE, I love dogs in the garden! What a cutie Skippy is! Does he eat squash? Our Lucy LOVES steamed zukes with olive oil!
I’m sure Skippy is guarding them for you! My Buddy just loves to eat zucchini as well.
Are some of those ‘Pattypan’ squash? They look wonderful!
The yellow patty pans (Sunburst) are the best! A definite to grow again next year. The long yellow squash with green at the end (Zephyr) is a very good squash too.
Skippy is a super guard dog. He takes this job seriously, even though he turns up his nose at ANY vegetable. Funny, because most other dogs I know love many kinds of veggies. Skippy is a very picky eater.
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