Monday, October 6, 2014
Gaggle of Gourds
Two days ago I decided it was time to harvest the various winter squash. The squirrels had gotten to a buttercup that had fallen and chewed a hole into the side as big as a tennis ball. Well I got involved with something else, and.... You guessed it. They got one of my only two remaining buttercups. Duh.
So I just picked everything. Just to be safe. I don't know if squirrels eat swan gourds, but just tasting them would ruin the gourds.
From the top left: five round gollo squash (round zucchini), a buttercup squash, a small pumpkin, a hardened crook neck squash, a squirrel nibbled Marina Di Chioggia, and my five swan gourds.
This harvest was added to other stuff previously picked. Hope the squirrels don't get mad and chew through the screen. Would be a bonus to find something hiding in the garden as I pull the vines.