Roasting a Blue Hubbard Winter Squash
Break the Blue Hubbard open on the concrete. Scrap out the seeds and stringy stuff (and feed it to your chickens) then put a small amount of water in a roasting pan, turn the pieces cut side down and roast until tender at about 375 degrees F.
That’s how I do it anyway :) Only half of it would fit into my roasting pan so will have to roast this one in shifts.
My squash plants…winter and summer…have gone batshit crazy the last week or so.
Top photo is Rhumba winter squash. The next photo shows the three winter squash I have planted in this bed…Rouge Vif d’Etamps pumpkin, Rhumba and Winter Luxury Pumpkins.
Next photo is Magda Summer Squash…I have three varieties of summer squash planted on the west side of the bed. Raven, Magda and Sungold.
Last photo is a shot of the bed. This is an old sandbox that was here when I moved in (I don’t have children) and I’ve been amending it and growing stuff in it for a couple of years but the soil isn’t super great. It’s better than it was and potatoes have done very well here in the past, and so have cabbages. This year I amended it with chicken litter compost and the squash are doing well but I have to water almost every day because it drains so quickly.
I plan to train the winter squash up and over the fence so they don’t swallow the summer squash in front :)
Winter squash starting to take off :)
Top…Rumba and bottom… Rouge vif D’Etampes (Cinderella pumpkin)
Summer squash really starting to go now too. Won’t be long before I finally have summer squash to eat!
Here’s the rest of the fruit box, which is now a planter and home to 2 Baby Hubbard winter squash plants :)
The bottom is open and I covered the ground with a bunch of decomposed cardboard and old straw that had been down killing the grass in that spot. I just sort of crumpled it all up, dumped in some really old potting soil and a bunch of chicken litter compost and then some of the soil left over from seed pots that never germinated. So….recycling pretty much all the way around :)
Wait till you see what I planted my Petit Gris de Rennes melon seedlings in :)