|First maxima squash of the year.|
4 - kilograms
The flavour wasn't as sweet as one would expect from a max-squash. It would have been sweeter if it had been stored for a few more weeks. The texture was pretty good and I hope to make soup with the leftovers.
|nice balance of seed cavity and flesh|
|Big fat seeds, will be good for roasting|
Future goals for my maxima squash landrace will include a higher ratio of flesh to seeds, but keep as large a seeds as possible. Early harvest and drought tolerance is a must of course. I think I would like smaller squash, maybe about 2 kilo.
|also harvested a cabbage for dinner|
|some seeds drying|
favas, squash, blue pod peas
|landrace soup peas|
Maybe this winter, I should take some of the space I give to favas and try overwintering peas and chickpeas - two pulses I love to see in the kitchen.