Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Waiting On A Killing Frost

Fall cleanup of the vegetable garden is almost complete at Garden on Sherlock Street.  We have not yet had a killing frost.  The candy roaster squash and a couple of pumpkins still have green stems.  Everything else is either done or has stopped producing with the cooler weather.

I cleaned around these plants.

The candy roaster squash are new to me.  A friend shared some seeds and said to use them as I would butternut squash.  If you've eaten candy roaster squash before, I welcome recipes for them.  Please share.

Happy Note:  My mom was released from the hospital and is recovering well.  Thanks for all the well wishes.


  1. I am not familiar with these pumpkins. I hope you get some recipes to try and share with us.

  2. So glad to hear your mom is on the mend!

    Never heard of that squash--but love the name. Must be kind of sweet? I would try cubing it and adding a bit (lot!) of butter and cream and baking it in a covered casserole. Butter and cream make EVERYTHING better!

  3. Just the name sounds delicious. Let us know how they taste.

  4. Yup, I've been cleaning up my garden as well even though old Jack Frost hasn't visited the area just yet. I figured there's not use in waiting as the harvesting has slow down to a occasional tomato here and there and soon it will be real cold. Besides the neighborhood conficated mulch will begin next Thursday and the gardens need to be ready to accept the heavy mulch.

    My squash only produced a small amout. The volunteer squash produced a few that were quite tasty in a sauteed mix of squash, onion, garlic, and hamburger. Some Mrs. Dash seasoning mixed in as well made a great lunch or dinner dish. I just might learn how to eat what I grow yet. :0)

    Have a great fall day in the garden.

  5. Our plants are now shutting down. I have all my things picked and inside now. Your vine looks like it did well.

  6. Glad to hear your mom is doing better! We've had two frosts, with a "hard" frost last night and more cold weather over the next few days. Time for garden cleanup here too!

  7. So happy to hear about your mom. I hope she continues to improve daily. I've never heard of candy roaster squash, but it sounds sweet and delicious. I didn't plant a fall garden this year. I need to clean the beds out and get it ready for spring planting - which will be here before we know it!

  8. It always feels good to get Fall cleanup done. Glad your mom's recovery is coming along well.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  9. I never heard of that squash either. We are getting snow tomorrow and had the first frost yesterday, but it was not a killing frost yet. I assume tender flowers will be toast tomorrow though.

  10. I am glad your Mom is home. I am tring to catch on your blogs

  11. Glad to hear the good news about your Mom…. Did you get that 'killer' frost???? We had 3 freezing nights and lost some Roses and our Vinca (due to being 'nipped')… BUT--we didn't lose it all THIS TIME.

    Hope you are doing well.


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