I found eleven in all: 2 gigantic, a bit over two feet long at 32 and 27 po unds; 2 extra large, which I would estimate at around 15-18 pounds each; an d 7 medium, estimated 8-10 pounds each. They're filling a rack in the basem ent where we keep the winter squash; I may have to build another rack when the cheese wheel pumpkins and blue hubbards are ready. I hope we like the t aste and texture; this is the first time we've grown this variety. Well, if we don't, our sheep appreciate a good squash in the middle of winter.
They grew in an old garden section, about 25' X 50', which had lain fallow for a couple of years. I tilled it this spring, digging in a lot of compost , and set out hills spaced 6' apart, planting various varieties. I kept up with the weeding as well as a man with a full-time job can do, but eventual ly the weeds sprang up with the squash vines down below. I'll be retired ne xt summer so I can take better care of the garden.