I know it's not Harvest Monday, but sometimes I just have to take a moment to brag about something that has come out of my garden. Today it's the first real butternut squash harvest.
A dozen butternut squash were harvested this morning. I'd say this is about 1/3 of what are out there, and the smallest in size. Besides the squash, I am finally getting some decent carrots! On the other hand, that little "baseball" in the center is my first cantaloupe, LOL! It's one of two that were growing in a pot, the other one dropped off on its own, and by the time I noticed it, it was filled with ants.
The smaller butternuts are still pretty good sized, nearly a foot long.
The carrots are almost a foot long, too. I had a heck of a time pulling this one out of the ground. I had to get down on my hands and knees and dig around the outside until half the carrot was exposed, then grab on and pull, and pull and pull! All that in a soft soil raised bed!
Now I have to go weigh all those squash......don't go anywhere, I'll be right back!
32.6 pounds of butternut squash
Heaviest squash - 3 pounds 9 ounces
Smallest squash - 1 pound 9 ounces
*Sue, you keep your hands off of those carrots or I'll sic Annie on ya!