Monday, May 4, 2009

Our gem squash harvest

In April we collected all our gem squash from the plants. We had fun picking them before we pulled out the plants, looking for them amongst the tendrils and uncovering them amongst other plants where the vine had twisted its arms. We were thrilled to harvest more than 50 gem squash from only two plants, as we had expected each to produce only 8 - 12! Gem squash are a South African favourite that are rarely grown here, and they keep for up to twelve months. We look forward to enjoying them over the winter months and into spring time.


  1. That harvest is amazing! I don't think I've really heard of gem squash, but it sure looks like you'll have a good stock for the winter; and I imagine it will make good baby food, too. :)

    Thanks also for your recent comment on my gardening post.

  2. Do you have any suggestions for storing gem squash?