Winter Squash, Sweet Reba Acorn
These classic squash are one of my favorite signs of fall. They sport dark, dark green skin. Deep ribs make them as decorative as they are tasty! They store well and cook up super sweet when halved and roasted in the oven.
Winter Squash: Home grown Winter Squash are a special sweet treat for later in the year. And if they are allowed to cure, they can be stored and eaten for months to come! Usually growing on long vines they do well either sprawled along the ground or trellised if you are help support them a little bit.
Growing Tips: Winter Squash loves deep, rich garden soil so make sure to work in a couple scoops of compost before planting. I strongly recommend planting the seedlings into a mound of soil about 8 inches high to help the soil drain well.