And did you know there's at least 350 varieties?- and that's just squash commonly grown in North America. Typically, I seek mine out from roadside stands instead of attempting to grow my own.
The reason? Winter squash takes up lots of garden space. They would consume a whole raised bed, if not two. As a gardener, I always consider what I can purchase cheaper than what I can grow.
I prefer to save space for smaller crops.
It's time to highlight eight varieties of squash that you do not want to miss this squashy season!
Not so long ago on a cold winter day, I was craving butternut squash like a mad woman. The price at our local grocery store for one tiny squash was $11. I went into shock mode and didn't end up buying it.
And since squash stores fairly well, don't hesitate to buy now, eat later. In fact, many squash will last until February if stored in a cool, dark place like a basement or garage.
Here's my squashiest tips and a few you have to sample!