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Pumpkins and Summer Squash

August 4, 2013

 

Cinderella pumpkins, patty pan squash and lemon cucumbers, in three consecutive rows

Cinderella pumpkins, patty pan squash and lemon cucumbers, in three consecutive rows

It is a little early to be talking about pumpkins, considering they won’t be on the list of produce until October. But, everyday, when I harvest summer squash and zucchini, I walk by a row of Cinderella and Kakai Hulless pumpkins and I look forward to October. I have grown the Cinderella pumpkins before. They are a beautiful pumpkin, both decorative and good to eat. The Kakai Hulless is a new one for me this year. It is a pumpkin that is grown mostly for the seeds, which are hulless (as the name indicates) and make a great snack, but it is also decorative, with green and orange stripes.

I found this Cinderella pumpkin in the patty pan squash.

I found this Cinderella pumpkin in the patty pan squash.

They are doing very well so far this year. I enjoy watching their progress. Some of the Cinderella pumpkins look like they will be quite large.  When I was cutting some patty pan squash, I saw a strange looking one and thought it was just some odd mutation of a patty pan. A few days later, I realized the Cinderella pumpkins had grown into the patty pan squash and it was a Cinderella pumpkin! Sometimes a stray seed does get into a seed packet or there is a mutation/hybrid of somekind.

This cucumber is growing among my dark green Marketmores.

This cucumber is growing among my dark green Marketmores.

I have this cucumber growing among my dark green Marketmore cucumbers this year. The farm is keeping me on my toes.

A Cinderella pumpkin

A Cinderella pumpkin

A Kakai Hulless, starting to get its orange stripes

A Kakai Hulless, starting to get its orange stripes

One day's harvest of zucchini and summer squash

One day’s harvest of zucchini and summer squash

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. senecal66 permalink
    August 4, 2013 7:33 pm

    I am so excited about the pumpkins, they are so beautiful, I am sorry I am going to miss Thurs. orders but we are leaving early for OP to beat the heat with the dog in the back and also the roof got put on Fri. Bev said it looked good. We have t o see it and then pay. Also we are talking to the realtor who is going to list it. Please send me my acct. We made plans with Steven for next Thurs so am looking forward to seeing you. Hope he had a nice B-day. Sounds like you were going to have fun for a change. 😊hugs and love to you both, Bonnie

    Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 00:49:18 +0000
    To: bonnie3931@hotmail.com

  2. August 4, 2013 7:53 pm

    Such beautiful and bountiful harvest, Michelle. Art in the garden, for sure.

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