Monday, November 8, 2010

Harvest Monday - November 8, 2010

The fourth and last Marina di Chioggia squash came out of the garden last week. This specimen is the most true to type of all the Chioggia squash that I grew this year. It has the characteristic blue-gray color, the ridging and some knobbiness, although it could be more knobby.


And it has the turban on the bottom. It's also weighing in at a fairly typical weight of over 13 pounds.




Other than the squash the only other vegetable that I harvested was some kale. I've been working my way through previously harvested squash, celery root, peppers, tomatoes, and a few other items that I picked up at the farmer's market. There will be a trickle of a few more peppers and eggplants as they finish ripening, but other than that, the harvests in coming months will be mostly for immediate consumption. Thank goodness, the freezer is stuffed.

The harvest totals for the past week were:

Marina di Chioggia squash - 13lb., 3.25 oz.
Portuguese Dairyman's kale - 1 lb., 4 oz.

The total for the week was - 14 lb., 7.25 oz.
The total for the year is - 650 lb., 9.5 oz.

Hmm, I wonder it the harvests will pass the 700 pound mark? I think it's possible, the remaining celery roots should be harvested before they get too big, and there's one more cabbage, and an early head of romanesco...

There are lots more Harvest Monday posts to be found at Daphne's Dandelions, head on over there and check them out.

17 comments:

  1. I love it, it is a piece of art!

    Tyra

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  2. That looks like a very nice squash. I can't wait to try some new varieties like this.

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  3. Tyra, Mother Nature is quite the artist. :)

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    Shawn Ann, this is my all time favorite squash, I try others but keep coming back to this one.

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  4. Lovely squash and taste good too.
    Do squash bugs bother this plant? I love squahes but hate to fight those nasty bugs. Those buggers kept me away from growing as many varieties of squashes as I would like, grrrrrhhhh.

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  5. mac, I wish I could answer your question, I really don't know if the squash bugs like this variety, that's one pest that has not shown up in my garden... yet.

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  6. That's one beautiful squash!! I had the evasion of SVB's this year and only got 2 squash total :(

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  7. It does look like a work of art! I have squash vine borers going to work on my butternut squash. I'll be lucky if I get four squash from my plants. You're very fortunate to not have them in your garden.

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  8. That is a lovely squash. I wish I had room to grow more winter squashes. They are so good in the kitchen and usually good keepers.

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  9. That is a very nice looking squash, we have never grown any of the turban type squash but would like to try one next season and maybe a few other new to us varieties...time to mix it up a bit in the squash patch. 700 lbs is a lot of food..wow.

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  10. Almost too pretty (interestingly so) to eat! I love the visual appeal of the various varieties of squashes. Something rustic and satisfying about a display of beautiful winter squashes. Yours would be a centerpiece for such a display!

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  11. Yes, thanks goodness the freezer is stuffed. We don't get a gardening break, but at least we do get a food preserving break just like fellow gardeners do in cold climates.

    Your properly turbaned squash looks fantastic!

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  12. Such a beautiful squash, and a good weight too! And your total harvest for the year is amazing. Well done!

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  13. I always love fall when my freezer is stuffed with things frozen from the garden and the pantry is filled with jars. Its also nice to not have to work so hard for a change.

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  14. I've never heard of that squash before. It's cool looking! What does it taste like?

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  15. Beautiful squash Michelle! I wonder what the flesh looks like on the inside.

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  16. Marina di Chioggia is by far my most favorite squash out there.

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