Monday, September 5, 2011

Volunteer harvest

Our volunteer gourd vines started dying back a couple of weeks ago, and I finally got 'round to harvesting what they left behind.

Thirty-two "winged" Cucurbita gourds now lay drying on a newspaper-covered table in our basement. They're of various shapes and sizes, the largest measuring over 17 inches long. Most are green, orange and gold, with a few white ones in the bunch.