Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Summer's Bounty

This is the first year that I've grown white scalloped squash.  It's an organic, heirloom variety that I'm really liking.... early ripening, tender, sweet squash that seems resistant to rot.  All good in my books!



I marvelled at the shape today as I cut them open.  How beautiful is THAT?


I'm saving some seed in hopes of growing more next year.  Hopefully no cross pollination has happened.  We'll see.  All I can do is try :)  If it doesn't work out, I'll order again from here.


11 comments:

  1. We love pattypan (scallop squash). Yours are beautiful!

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  2. We've grown some different squashes this year, normally grow pumpkins and butternut, but I also got some Patty Pan seeds, they are basically the same as your scalloped squashes (which look great by the way) only green and yellow.

    Squashes are excellent things to grow, I shall be on the look out for some of these seeds now.

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  3. Aren't they just the prettiest things? My parents used to grow them in Australia but I don't think I've ever seen them in UK - time for an introduction I think....

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  4. I've never seen those, theyre so beautiful. Do tell, how do they taste, i'd be keen to gow some is theyre as good to eat as they are to look at!

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    1. They are quite mild tasting and are very moist. I don't think I cooked mine quite long enough, though... there was quite a lot of water. Apparently you can fry them or bake them. Wouldn't they be lovely on a plate stuffed with a yummy mixture of herbs, breadcrumbs, cheese and veg? I'm on the hunt for recipes :)

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  5. I'm really looking forward to having a bit more garden space so I can grow beauties like this!

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    1. Oh yes, Suzy! You will love growing them at your new place. They are SO beautiful.

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    1. I'm new at seed saving, but hope that it works... I hear that with cross pollination in squash it can lead to "interesting" results :) I

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