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Winter squash

  • Design

    Edible Garden—What to Plant for Fall

    In my northern garden, the arrival of autumn doesn’t signal an end to the growing season. Instead, it’s a shift from the heat-loving vegetables of summer to the cool- and…

  • Article

    Gardener’s Guide to Winter Squash

    Pumpkins may be popular this time of year, but there’s a wide wonderful world of winter squashes waiting for you. Here’s a helpful guide on which squashes to choose and…

  • Article

    Cucurbitas: Winter Squash and Pumpkins

    One of the best things about fall and winter seasons is that we get to eat seasonal foods--root vegetables, winter squash and pumpkins, brassicas, cool-weather greens, apples, pears, pomegranates, persimmons,…

  • Article

    Beyond Basic Butternut: Other Squash Varieties to Try

    Several years ago, a colleague here at Fine Gardening mentioned in passing that she was growing an array of winter squash. I remember thinking, “Why bother?” It’s not that I…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow Great Pumpkins

    Growing pumpkins can be addictive. My own experience began with growing a few hills of jack-o’-lantern pumpkins in my garden. I now grow over 120 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Use Winter Squash for Halloween

    Pumpkins are the traditional decorating choice for Halloween, but why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Here are three unusual winter squash varieties to adorn your…

  • Article

    Just a Bit More on Winter Squash and Pumpkin…

    Wait! Don't toss those winter squash and pumpkins into the compost. Make a golden yellow puree to have flavor and sunshine on a winter day. You will be glad if…

  • Article

    Golden Loaf Cake

    This cake has a tender crumb, is not as heavy as the usual pumpkin bread, even though it uses part whole-wheat flour and it slices beautifully.

  • Article

    The Hardy Cucurbits: The Wonderful World of Winter Squash and Pumpkin

    Pumpkins and winter squash come in a cornucopia of colors and sizes, not to mention flavors. Fortunately for us, these heirloom vegetables are becoming quite popular, allowing us to buy…

  • Article

    Winter Squash Soup with Black Beans and Corn

    This Southwestern-style soup features the native trio of squash, beans, and corn; their flavors having been combined for centuries. This soup is quick to assemble once the squash or pumpkin…