As it turns out, sometimes NOT weeding ends up being a good thing.
(Which is surely a metaphor for something … )
Our almost-entirely-untended vegetable garden yielded ten squash this fall.
(TEN! Nine butternut and one spaghetti.)
Question: When would squash plants be considered weeds?
Answer: When you don’t plant them.
planted our veggie garden threw down some seeds this spring, not a single squash seed was sown — which means all these squash are a gift from our compost bin.
So, what to do with ten all-at-once squash?
We ate two in the usual way (for supper: one was roasted, one was diced and steamed and added to a dish).
Last week, I roasted another three:
And after puréeing the squash, I baked three double batches of “pumpkin” muffins:
Did you know butternut squash can be substituted for pumpkin?
(I didn’t … thank you, internet!)
In other compost bin news, ours also produced this wonder:
We don’t know with absolute certainty, but we suspect it was an avocado plant.
Nature amazes me.