To recap, I planted the following squash at the end of March, indoors:
- Turk’s Turban
- Butternut Harrier F1
- Sweet Dumpling
- Crown Prince
- Mariana di Chioggia
- Dill’s Atlantic Giant
I remember having difficulty getting some of the seeds to germinate, only to find many did after I had given up and tossed the soil into the raised beds, so I grew quite a few mystery seeds in place of some of the planned list.
And so, this is what we ended up with. Not quite as impressive as 2009, but not awful by any means.
From left to right we have:
Crown Prince x 3
Buttercup x 1
Dills Atlantic ‘no so’ Giant x 1 (room for much improvement here)
Mariana di Chioggia x 1 (where are the warts? I was promised warts!)
Turk’s Turban x 2
Rolet/Gem x 3 – pathetic, last year we had about 20 from the one plant.
They have been drying for some weeks in the greehouse and have now come indoors to decorate the hallway and wait to be eaten. Last year they stored amazingly well this way so I look forward to many squash ‘pizza‘ and maybe a cake or two.
I have to say my favourite is the Turks Turban, I love it’s colours and it looks very pretty decorating the hallway and it’s much improved on last years comedy mini squash 😉