Reply To: What I grow

Jen deHaan

Also wanted to add a special shout out to Homs Kousa squash. It’s a Syrian variety from EFN, helping the seeds live on until they can be rematriated. They grew absolutely outstanding in the temperate rainforest this summer, vastly outperforming zucchini. I will grow this squash and save seed every year I reckon based on how well it did, how wonderful they are to cook with, and how well and long they store as summer squash. They were so bountiful I missed bagging many flowers that grew into squash to eat, but still have a large number of isolated flowers to save seed from too (can’t wait to weigh some of the huge squash!). Vines, flowers, and fruit grew right up until the weather turned toward frost.