The local grocery advertised kabocha squash, an Asian
variety. This has got to be the best squash I've ever
had. Mild & sweet. It looks like a little green pumpkin.
Add some to soups & stews to help make a good rich broth.
If you cut it in half, clean out the seeds, microwave
it for a few minutes, it makes it a lot easier to cut
off the rind. I've saved the seed for next year.
This variety would make excellent pies. Winter squash can
sit on the counter for months and still be good. Ready when
you are to cook it.
The Butternut Squash barely did good enough in the garden
to eat this year, after working over the soil, adding
compost & fertilizer. They could fit in my hand. Zucchini
didn't even try to grow. There was only a tiny acorn squash,
not even big enough to think about cooking.
The Kohlrabi waited until the end of September to germinate.
They're still small and might be killed off by cold before
they get much bigger. Okra did good as always. Beets did
good. I tried a new variety this year that turned out to
be small. Tomato's & corn died, they never do well in this
area, for me. Turnips did good. Collard greens didn't
germinate. I usually plant a lot of everything and wait to
see what grows. The neighbors horses ate all the lettuce.
My neighbors let their horses out at dark. They run over
here to eat & drink all night. They don't usually bother
anything. There's a colt that has doubled in size in the
last three months. It runs over here all happy and full of
life. When someone here is outside when it comes over, it
runs home telling the others, go back, go back, we can't
eat over there tonight, someone is outside. Horses aren't
like deer which eat anything and everything. We don't have
many deer around here. The horses mostly graze on grass, but
they do like lettuce.