Friday, July 8, 2011

The Garden Gate: The Squash Patch

We just love the different varieties of squash. Squash requires a lot of space, and so we have developed an entire area in our garden just for the Squash Patch.

 Working In My Very First Garden
I Still Love To Have My Hands In The Dirt

 The Squash Patch
We planted two varities of Trombetta this year. Trombetta is an Italian heirloom summer squash. We planted Trombetta which is dark green and Trombetta de Albenga which is a lime green color. Both have a nutty artichoke flavor and are seedless. They are firm and not watery or mushy like regular Zucchini.


The Climbing Trombetta de Albenga Requires A Lot Of Space


It Is Off And Running

 And Running And Running


The Trombetta di Albenga Beginning To Develop

 Fully Developed Trombetta di Albenga


Enough To Share With Friends


 One For The Saute Pan and The Other For A Casserole



Fully Developed Trombetta


And Here Comes The Yellow Crookneck


And Let The Harvest Begin
Displayed In This Harvest Basket Yellow Summer, Squash Zucchini and Peppers

Here are Some Summer Squash Recipes That You Might Enjoy


Summer Harvest Bread
Summer Squash Casserole
Stuffed Zucchini


I am off to the kitchen to develop new and old recipes for this wonderful fresh produce. I hope that you enjoyed our tour of the Squash Patch today. And did you check out those pretty little white shoes and socks that I am wearing, it must have been the latest in garden attire. Thanks for stopping by to visit us today and I sure hope that you come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post Is Linked To:
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Fresh Food Friday 

12 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous squash patch! And that picture of you...so cute! I've never heard of that squash before- I'm curious now. I may have to find some seeds for it! :)

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  2. Love your early gardening attire. So cute! Those curling squash look pretty intriguing, too -- I haven't seen them before. If I see some, I'll be sure to try them!

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  3. What a wonderful garden! I love the squash - I'm sure they're not only delicious, but so cute, too.

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  4. Look how cute you were, Miz Helen! Your garden is beautiful. Makes me want to try one in my yard. I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  5. How cute you were in the garden! Your squash patch is doing great, I see. I love all the different varieties. xo,

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  6. Your squash are beautiful! I have never seen anything like it before, I absolutely adore your garden, Miz Helen!
    And you are a lovely girl, so properly dressed for gardening! :)

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  7. Tasty harvest! I love eating and cooking with squash...my kids not so much, but I just can't grow it.

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  8. Miz Helen, these are new to me. I will have to check out the farmers markets to see if I can find any, then I can make up some of your recipes.

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  9. :) You´ve put a big smile on my face! Thanks for joining us on *PicStory* this week! :) LG Tina

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  10. Isn't squash beautiful? Yours look amazing. Perhaps you can tell me why, with four zucchini plants, I don't have a single zucchini? What am I doing wrong?

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  11. Your garden is beautiful. And I love the first picture very much!

    lg
    elke

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  12. Miz Helen, I simply cannot get over the bounty from your garden as shown in this post. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that must be given in order to enjoy such a level of fresh produce! I featured this post for my gardening selection on this week's edition of Fresh Food Friday/Seasonal Saturday and I hope that you can stop by, check it out, grab the 'featured' button if you like, and share another post or two from any date. I'll be joining the Full Plate Thursday too.....just been busy with my visit with family.

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Miz Helen