Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Squash - Queensland Blue

This is a baby Queensland Blue squash. 

I've tried to grow this before and gotten nothing, so I was pretty darned happy when I finally got a big one this year. 

We put extra chicken manure in the bed.   Apparently, it matters. 

I love that awesome shape.  

The big question is whether it is going to actually be blue or not.

A few weeks later, this is what I've got.

It's looking pretty blue.

Now I have to figure out what to do with it, because frankly, I've been so amazed at the transformation, that I forgot to see if we could eat it. 

I got the seed from Baker Creek.   If it's tasty, I'll do more next year because now I have to have blue squash.

4 comments:

  1. Queensland Blue squash soup: http://www.messyandpicky.com/index.php/2009/01/05/heirloom-queensland-blue-squash-soup/

    Looks mahhhvelous! What a lovely squash. You are my vicarious gardeneress.

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  2. Sorry! Should have bitly-ed that. Here's the shortened url:

    http://bit.ly/OAHAkS

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  3. We've gotten them from our CSA and ours were more grayish than bluish. Pretty strange looking, but fun! (And definitely edible.)

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  4. Wow, that's pretty unearthly! I'd put a wig and draw a face on it and set it up as some creepy Halloween decoration. ;)

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