At the moment my greenhouse is home to a collection of Spaghetti Squash that I just harvested. It was one of the more successful plants I had from the curcubit family this year. The other one was Butternut Squash. But they are not quite ready yet.
I had two Spaghetti Squash plants placed pretty close together and I’ve harvested around eight squashes. When they are ready the stalk starts to die back a little and some of them actually detach themselves from the plants and just sit there in amongst the leaves that are wilting with the cold.
They start off a sort of pale lemon colour and as they ripen and the skins harden in the sun they go this lovely sunshine yellow. It’s a wonderful colour for Autumn.
And it’s nice to have something in the greenhouse again. It’s been far too empty for far too long.