Barb By: Barb

They've landed...

With the coast finally getting weeks of summer heat and days of nothing but sunshine, the two large squash plants are producing like crazy. These are a white pattypan, a summer squash and my neighbours and I have been eating them up on a daily basis. There's about 20 little ones on the plants, working their way to the kitchen. What a delight to finally have a substantial harvest of something from the garden!

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  • Laura Hayes PRO 4y

    LOL at your title. Years ago I actually had a dream about being attacked by these! Now they just look pretty to me. And yummy.
  • cauchy09 PRO 4y

    oh, yum!
  • Joann PRO 4y

    Beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat. I'm glad the weather is finally giving you some great summer produce.
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  • Hazel Legate PRO 4y

    Welcome back, Barb! We've missed you. Hope you had a wonderful visit with family.

    So...How do you eat/cook these cute patty pans? You know, they'd be a great display in a whitewashed home decor too!
  • Barb PRO 4y

    Hazel, thanks for the welcome back message. It was a busy few weeks, with little or no computer time, except for checking ferry schedules! I know I've missed heaps of good things around flickr-ville. I really had to spend the last five days in the garden and doing laundry (my grey water tank will only hold so much, so I had to space out the washing of sheets and towels...great weather for drying everything on the line, though).
    With the pattypan squash, I've just been trimming off the stem and flower bit, cubing it and frying with garlic and olive oil. The skin is soft like zucchini and I didn't even have to clean out any seeds...very yummy
  • Hazel Legate PRO 4y

    Barb Sounds delish! I must plant these next year. I only have room for one 'vine crop' so these would be fun instead of zucchini. Of course there's always the compost bin for a vine:

    Volunteer Compost Vine by My Little Chickadee

    Which turned out to be:

    Compost Pumpkins by My Little Chickadee
  • Joann PRO 4y

    A vine makes a lovely decorative disguise for the compost bin.
  • Barb PRO 4y

    That's a double-duty compost bin offering up such wonderful pumpkin surprises! The pattypan squash is a bush variety...even though the leaves are massive, there aren't vines attempting to take over the back yard. It started producing huge blossoms almost right away, but nothing happened until the last couple of weeks.
  • Willow Osborn PRO 4y

    delicious! happy harvesting Barb!
  • These Days in French Life 4y

    i love patty squash, they are a very ancient variety. so glad you garden is producing and welcome back.
  • Barb PRO 4y

    Thanks,'s good to be back. Now I just have to try and take a look at the gazillion photos I've missed during the family hiatus!
  • L. Z. PRO 4y

    Love these too. Yes, many of us are overdue with looking at each-other photos. Summer weather kept us outside enjoying time with family and friends and our gardens...
  • prima seadiva PRO 4y

    Nice! This was the only summer squash I knew of growing up-we always had it sauteed with onions and garlic too. My mom used bacon grease but I like olive oil.
  • Pattie Tierney 4y

    I've never tried this squash, but am willing to growing anything that promises to be prolific.
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