Saturday, September 7, 2013
So due to the fact that I had thrown some winter squash and pumpkins in my lettuce garden at home, in the spring I had lots of winter squash that came up on its own. Most of them I pulled out since I did not want pumpkins growing all over in my valuable lettuce planting area. But I did leave a couple of vines that were out of the way and ended up growing out of the garden area anyhow. One of them was a regular normal pumpkin, but the other one is the plant in question. When I first seen it I thought it looked like a delicata winter squash crossed with maybe a pumpkin?
I grew a lot of winter squashes and pumpkins last year so I am not exactly sure what it would be a mix of, I do know I did not have anything exactly like it last year. Can not wait to cut into it and see how it tastes. If it is good I will have to see if I can work on getting a new variety going and save all the seeds.
These are two new past tomatoes that I was trying out this year. The one to the left is a very pretty yellow paste tomato called Cream Sausage, and the one on the right is a striped paste tomato, called Striped Roman. I will be growing both of them again next year.
My personal favorite variety of basil, Blue Spice Basil.
Some of my zucchini and summer squash plants, I have over a dozen different varieties planted right now.
This is something new that I have tried this year and will definitely be growing again next year, yard long beans! I love these beans, they are great for sauteing and the red beans keep their color. I have just started picking beans from my first planting of these guys, but due to the weather I only had about a dozen plants that come up, which is why I have not started selling them yet. But do not worry I have a full second planting right next to these that is coming along very well and should start producing beans very soon.
I also have somewhere around 8 different varieties of beets in the ground and growing well.