Winter Squash, Baby Bear Pumpkin
A perfect mini pumpkin that kids love! Their sturdy stems make great handles and the 1.5 to 2.5 pound fruits are the perfect size for little arms. In addition the flesh makes great pies and the seeds are wonderful wehn 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.