These are edible! We’ve never tried it though…. does anyone have a recipe? Otherwise we just use these green pumpkins for decorations.
Long Island Cheese Pumpkins… trust us, we did NOT make-up these names!
Believe it or not these big green things are edible! There are plenty of recipes and cooking suggestions for Hubbard Squash on the Internet. Interesting facts: the Hubbard Squash can be stored up to 6 months. Also, they should not be kept near apples, apparently the ethylene from apples can discolor the squash. Has anyone ever heard of this or witnessed it?? They grow to be pretty large – about the size of a soccer ball.
While most flowers are closing up for the fall mums are just starting – in all different colors!
Mums will continue to bloom throughout September and October. Then in November you should cut back all the old growth and cover your mums with soil until April. During the summer they just need to be fertilized, and occasionally pinched back so they keep their compact bushy form before they begin to bloom again. We have more info at the farm about how to care for your mums.