This little squash Delicata
is another of my all time favourites. I have Paula to thank at Petunia's Garden
blog to thank for introducing me to this little gem.
Also known as the 'Sweet Potato Squash'
this has a wonderful dry, sweet texture and comes in a handy meal size. It is a good keeper too, I have picked these squash to cure out in the sun for a couple of weeks. Exposure to the sun and to the elements after picking will harden the skin and allow it to store for longer in the Winter months.
Elsewhere on the plot my Queensland Blue squash have very different appearances on three different plants from the same seed packet. The photo above shows these typical square shoulders that are a feature of this variety.
The shape is slightly different on another plant. Squash are notorious for cross-pollinating with other varieties, I tend to buy packets of seed if I can.. This next one is different as well.
The third plant has produced a silvery squash that looks more like a Crown Prince. I'm sure they will all be delicious.
Meanwhile back at the garlic chives, the honey bees are just loving these flowers. I'm definitely going to make an effort to plant more bee-friendly flowers in my veggie garden.
I wonder if this honey is going to taste of garlic?