squash and pumpkin harvest 2013

I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t get my squash plants started early enough this year and didn’t know if I would have a long enough growing season for them to produce.  The summer squash were all a disappointment.  I got a couple of patty pan squash but no yellow or zucchini.

I did wonder if getting the plants in so late if I would miss out on the vine-borers.  I had heard that if you are late enough you miss the egg laying cycle.  I didn’t miss it, still had the borers.  Fortunately the butternut isn’t  as effected by the borer.

Well fall is coming, my butternut and pumpkin vines have all succumbed to a leave blight or mold of some kind.  This is what I got.

9/16/13

9/16/13

Not too bad.  Does anyone know if the pumpkins will continue turning orange now that they are off of the vine??

In the picture, bottom right side is one of my 3 melons.  It didn’t look too good on the outside, some rotten places.  So I brought it over near the chicken coop figuring to cut it open for them.

melon  9/16/13

melon 9/16/13

 

DSCF0004 Looks pretty good.

sorry it's a little fuzzy, tasted OK.

sorry it’s a little fuzzy, tasted OK.

I did give my chickens the seeds.  My wife and I ate melon with supper.

Ed

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1 comment
  1. Funny how we expect beautiful looking food but so often the nasty looking stuff tastes wonderful. It’s this quest for perfect looks that means so much food is wasted or sprayed with nasty chemicals. I’m glad you enjoyed that ugly melon.

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