A quick post
Hubby and I picked 5 butternut squashes.
We did weight them and they ranged starting with the smallest 1-1/4 pounds to the largest 2 -3/4 pounds.
There was another one that did not make it into the photo. It is in the refrigerator due to it splitting while it was on the vine. It was fine one morning and later that afternoon I notice one had split. My mistake, I feed the vines too much (read on line). Once they start to turn color, no more feeding. Just make sure they get enough water. Also, not enough or too much water will make them split but I am pretty sure it was the over feeding.
A lesson learned.
Hubby and I decided to take the ones that looked and felt ripe. We did not want to risk the others splitting.
For now, I will use them as Fall decor around the house. I will be cooking the split one soon and I will let you know how it turned out.
It was the first time growing them so I hope they are good. They look beautiful.
Total weight of the 5 plus the one in the refrigerator totals: 11- 3/4 pounds.
There are three more left on the last vine to ripen.
I started them from seed. The first day I sowed them into large peat pots was April 28th.
I transferred them into the garden June 3rd.
About 18 weeks in total.
Seeds came from Botanical Interests, Waltham Butternut winter squash.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.