Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & Pumpkin

| November 25, 2015 | 2 Replies

In Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & Pumpkin on “Late Bloomer,” I take you through my experience of growing heirloom Cinderella pumpkin (Rouges Vif d’Etampes) and spaghetti squash for the first time.

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My first Cinderella pumpkin, 25 pounds

In addition to the varieties of winter squash I grew in my garden (kabocha and cushaw are covered in Part 2), I got a few varieties from my farm box, and recommend the National Heirloom Expo, which was founded by Jere Gettle and Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, as the go-to place for a dazzling number of heirloom winter squash varieties, with squash photos from the expo and a photo of the Jere Gettle Family.

Growing Winter Squash Part 1, Spaghetti & Pumpkin

11 of my 18 spaghetti squash harvest

My farm box came with a recipe, republished from Feasting at Home. I gave it a try and it was delicious! Sylvia Fountaine has published gorgeous step by step photos and directions. Check it out!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Sage

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Spaghetti squash with mushrooms and sage – Photo by Kaye Kittrell

If you love spaghetti squash, be sure to check out “The Definite Guide to Perfect Spaghetti Squash – 2017 Edition,” the don’t-miss, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to make the perfect spaghetti squash at home!

Please watch Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & PumpkinSpaghetti squash makes a healthful substitute for pasta, and all winter squash are low-calorie, and rich in nutrients and fiber, so please share this episode with friends and share the health! And don’t forget to subscribe in the box to your right. Also, subscribe to Late Bloomer on YouTube.

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  1. Good show Kaye ! I love how those squash filled in all the space and how you care for it all. My favorite winter squashes are Sweet Meat and Seminole . Both are Native American heirlooms that will easily keep a year unlike most other pumpkins or squashes .They can be grown together and you can still save seed as they don’t cross with each other. The Seminole makes THE best pumpkin pies. I had a volunteer or 2 and ended up with over a bushel of squash.:)Sharon

    • Oh, that sweet meat is a beauty! Got to try that. There’s also another one I want to try next year, North Georgia Candy Roaster. LOL One or two vines in your spread would deliver a bushel of squash! I’m very lucky to get 18 from those four vines before powdery mildew took claim in mid-July. Thanks for all your love and support!

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