28 April 2008

Squash Blossom



This is my first year planting summer squash in Texas, and I'm doing it--against most recommendations--in one of the raised beds. I planted two plants. The blossoms are gorgeous--just look at that deep orange-yellow. We've already harvested one squash and it was delish on a salad with roasted beets. Mmmm. I'm hoping we can get some more before the squash bugs find it, which may be soon...

Speaking of the beds, I'll have to photo them soon. The tomatoes are fixin' to take over, the watermelon vine is twisting its way about and the basil is almost already big enough for a batch of pesto (I love that!).

2 comments:

Rachel @ in bloom said...

Gorgeous! My various squash are blooming as well, although the weekend rains left the blossoms looking much worse for wear than yours. They're blooming practically on the ground, whereas I think they should grow up the fence a bit before they start blooming. But who asked me, anyway?

Dina said...

Squash blossom quesadillas!