After much anticipation, our winter squash is (more than) ready to be harvested! Some of them are huge, as above, but size is not, in fact, the most telling sign of a winter squash ready for the pickin’.
You want to look for a hard brown stem. Green stems mean their still growing, but a dried up stem means “pick me! pick me!”
…plus crookneck squash, cilantro, red and white chard, young serrano peppers (not as hot as their mature counterparts), anaheim peppers, onion greens, and a single green bean.
What a harvest!
The cilantro is starting to bolt–see the little flowers? That means it needs to be harvested and consumed ASAP, before it goes to seed. Some of the chard is trying to bolt, as well, possibly due to the hot dry spell we “enjoyed” a week or so ago.
This current mild and cloudy weather, however, is perfect for gardening.
Look for upcoming posts on what to do with all the zucchini!