My first pumpkin is ripe! This is a variety called Baby Pam. It weighs just under 2 lbs (same as that giant yellow squash behind it).
I've resorted to using my summer squash as decoration. I don't know how long they will last in the basket on my porch. I was amused to read this post by Soilman:
At this time of year, the house feels like a farm shop. There are vegetables everywhere.
The pattypan courgettes have gone berserk. We can’t keep up. So the traditional question, “What to do with courgettes?”, is upon us.
The traditional answers – chutney, frittata etc – just make me depressed. Been there, done that.
So sod it. I’m composting the buggers. And I feel totally liberated.
I may end up there too!
Pumpkin -- Cucurbitaceae spp.
Cucurbita pepo (squash)