Big thanks go out to the Minnesota blogger at 14 Acres for the generous sharing of garden seeds. Mine have arrived! Said to have quite the stockpile that needed reducing, this blogger offered her excess seeds to those of us that were interested. I requested Waltham Butternut Squash and Round French Summer Squash.
Butternut squash is absolutely my favorite winter squash. Roasting it, baking it and making soup with it, I can't seem to grow too many and had no seeds leftover from last year. Open pollinated and organically grown, the parent buttenut squash seeds I received from the 14 Acres blogger originally came from the Seed Savers Exchange.
I also love the summer squashes. They're great fresh in salads, as a snack, stir fried, baked, stuffed, pureed and turned into soups, grated and added to breads, sliced and made into pickles, I think once I even made cookies out of them - need I say more? I've grown the regular green and yellow zucchinis, assorted colors of pattypans and yellow crockneck, but I have never grown round zucchinis. They look so cute, round like an eight ball. They should make the perfect vessel for hollowing out and filling with tasty stuffings. The parent seeds of these Round French Summer Squash, originally certified organic seeds from Seeds of Change.
Thank you so very much, and what generous quantities you sent! What a fun garden year this is already, and I've barely gotten started.