The squash around the garden are doing quite well. Hopefully they will all make it through the buggy and the muddy season! I certainly tried to pick varieties that would be more resistant to the bugs. Not all but some.
|Waltham Butternut squash, there are about 5 that I can see. Some on the ground, some hanging on the fence.|
|Summer Ball Bush pumpkins, there are about 6 or more of these.|
|Musque de Provence squash and acorn squash. Aren't they pretty!? :) There are about 5 acorn squash and these are the only 2 Musque de Provence I have seen.|
|Pennsylvania Dutch (longneck pumpkins). These have been a bit slow to get going but I have seen quite a few popping up along the fence. this is the biggest one so far.|
|Small Sugar pumpkins. There are 3 or 4 at least buried among the corn and pole beans that I can find. It's getting to be quite the jungle.|
I had some guests recently tour the garden and a big question was 'why are the pumpkins green?' There are so many different varieties of squash and pumpkins it is ridiculous. And none of them grow the same. They don't start the same color and there are certainly a ton of shapes and colors to finished pumpkins as well. And I love the color variety! That is what makes the garden so beautiful to me, the variety of wonderful and unique colors.