Friday, September 07, 2007
Cooler mornings, longer shadows, trees growing weary. Change is in the air. Time to begin fall harvest. I just picked these winter squashes and now they need to sit in the dirt and cure for a week or so. Last year I had great success with Butternut squash, and they made for many delicious dinners. Soups were especially good. The butternuts didn't work out as well this year, partly because all the Zaca fire ash covering their leaves, but I'm hopeful for these huge Banana squashes. Sheesh, one of them is two feet long! Winter squashes like these are really rewarding to grow and when their skins toughen up, you can keep them for months at room temperature. That's why they're called winter squashes--you save them to eat during the winter.