Vegetables and Fruit forum: Spaghetti Squash

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 4, 2012 9:48 AM CST
I planted a small pack of seeds in late May. There is unlimited space in this garden and I was very surprised at the number of squash that we got.
We have a farm about 6 hour drive North of Calgary. I normally only plant potatoes there, since we only get there a weekend or two per month during the summer. The moisture is only what Mother Nature provides, since we are not living there. Anyways, not sure what I'm going to do with all this squash, but I picked 69 Blinking I could barely pull the cart since it was so heavy. I'm hoping some local garden pals will take a bunch


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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 4, 2012 10:02 AM CST

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Beautiful! The squash bugs have been killing us the past 2 years so we haven't gotten to take any photos of wheelbarrows full of squash. I see you have dill planted next to them - a great idea.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 4, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Actually the entire garden has mustard. The mustard seems to be a great companion plant for the potatoes too. It certainly attracts the honey bees and prevents the ground from drying out. Here's what it looks like before we weed & till.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 4, 2012 10:16 AM CST

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Beautiful!
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Sep 4, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Wish I lived close to you JoannaBanana as I love spaghetti squash. I haven't had much luck with them lately. I like to add butter and a little lemon juice to the stringy squash and enjoy. Think I could make an entire meal of it. Thumbs up
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 4, 2012 11:44 AM CST

I already had 4 people take a bunch so I I don't need to panic about storing them. Whew

Pegi,

That's how I like cooking them too. I bake them with lemon juice, butter & pepper in the shells and when they are cooked, I scoop it out of the shell, put it into a oven dish and melt cheddar cheese. Yum Yum
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Sep 4, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Never thought of adding cheese to the squash, that would make it extra yummy. I must try planting it again, think I only got 2 small ones off all my vines. Keep trying until I get it right., Thumbs up
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 8, 2012 6:47 AM CST
Joanne,
Wow what a haul . and some beautiful photos.
No squash here all the vines died before the squash could get ripe (nasty bugs).




(hint) we could use a photo in the database ,those are some beautiful squash. Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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