Fall 2022: I spotted this display at the Bryant Street Market. An image search found American Turks Turban Squash Gourd (Cucurbita Maxima) and you can get ten seeds @$17 to grow your own.
Says they are edible and here’s a recipe link for Turban Squash soup
“ Turban squash encompasses a group of winter squashes known for their turban-like cap or acorn on the blossom end, and these squashes are predominately used as an ornamental to showcase its bright colors, patterns, and unusual shape. There are many varieties of Turban squash inclu Turk’s Turban, French Turban, Mexican hat, Turk’s Cap, American Turban, and Marina di Chioggia.” From the Specialty Produce website
A knitting friend saw my lone cherry tomato harvest post with the accompanying nickel photo . She’d had an abundant harvest. There was a box of raspberries too but I ate them before I thought to take a pic.
Here’s what she brought me and I threw them into olive oil and garlic (thanks David) and turned them into a fresh tomato sauce.
I’d mentioned the Bible reference before from the Song of Solomon
*I’d posted a Rose of Sharon blossom recently and declared it unfurled but it was truly furled and had only become unfurled now . “transitive verb. : to release from a furled state. intransitive verb. : to open out from or as if from a furled state : unfold.”
I was incorrect although I haven’t edited the post. Yet.
There’s a new plant, a Hardy Hibiscus, in my front garden and it blossomed. A single bloom. Very exciting to see the vibrant pink unfold.
Then I walked up to the park and saw what’s in the second photo!
Maybe next year.
Today I got a special delivery of tomatoes, cucumber and basil from a friend’s garden. She delivered the produce to my front porch.
Steve and I enjoyed the tomatoes at supper.
And it made delicious pesto
A bit of broken glass from a candlestick. Two soldiers. A rusty toy car encrusted in dirt. A long screw.