Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Our Squash Baby

Back in June, we bought a little baby squash plant at the farmers market. We were told that with tender love and care, it would grow and produce spaghetti squash. We gave that plant SO MUCH LOVE AND ATTENTION, and what did it give us? A JUMBO-SIZED BANANA SQUASH! Obviously the hippie dude at the farmers market sold us the wrong plant, but this was the best surprise of our amateur-gardening-lives! Maybe even a miracle.

We estimate that our baby squash weighed at least 15-20 lbs. Look at us. Proudest parents you ever saw. 

Squashie baby actually had a little brother growing on the vine, 
but sadly he was eaten by (most likely) a deer. Tragic.  
No worries though. This one will provide.


And of course, 15-20 lbs of banana squash = about 8 large ziploc bags full of squash puree!

Plus, we also grew two large butternuts that are waiting to be roasted and pureed.
Looks like we'll be having lots of creamy squash soup this season.
Nom Nom Nom...


Afton LeSueur said...

That is so cool! I can't believe how big it is!

leean robinson said...

Wow, now that is something to be proud of!