Day 107 – Spills and a Squashed Patty Pan Plant

Managed to trip and land on one of my squash plants in the Hugelkultur bed, attempting to get at some of the tomatoes that have been almost completely covered by the amazingly large leaves of the patty pan.  Also bent the daylights out of the tomato cage (why just destroy one thing?).   We’re practically swimming in patty pan squash, which have been going to neighbors, friends, new teachers… kind of reminds you of zucchini dilemmas? I’ve got three taste tested recipes that are great for patty pan squash, as well as any other summer squash:

Stuffed Patty Pan SquashStuffed Patty Pan Squash




Cutting a Patty Pan SquashPatty Pan Squash and Couscous


Sauteed Patty Pan Squash with Fresh Basil and Goat Cheese

Sauteed Patty Pan Squash with Fresh Basil and Goat Cheese



Beyond that, the Hugelkultur bed is now producing cucumbers, the box bed is forming it’s first patty pan squash, the wicking bed is now beginning to produce beans.

One day this week (probably tomorrow, as it will be sunny) it will be time to dig the potatoes!  These are early potatoes, and they keep well in the cellar until about February, when they begin to sprout.  These are the “seeds” from the potatoes we did not finish last winter, in fact.  Normally, you want to get potato seeds that are guaranteed free of disease, but we didn’t have that option this year due to timing and finances, so we took a chance.  We’ll see how they did within a few days, or when it decides to get sunny again.



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