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The Miracle

Oct 20, 2008 -

Blue Hubbard Squash

I had a customer ask me the other day in the store how one clove of garlic makes a whole bulb and all I could think to answer at the moment was “Why that’s the miracle of life!”

I think he wanted a little more scientific explanation at first but seemed highly satisfied with my answer.

I have never planted a Hubbard squash in my garden but every year for the past 3 years I have had these magnificent squash miraculously appear in my garden.  I harvested around 10 of these giant, blue beauties each weighing around 20 pounds each. The flavor is unmatched in the squash world.  The seeds must have originally gotten into my compost.

I don’t really care how they got there all I know is  that this garden is a miracle and I am grateful for its tasty abundance.

(Image borrowed from flickr, creative commons license allows public use)

Virginia Says:
Oct 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

“These hubbards remind me of my father who grew up on a dairy farm in the middle of Vermont. I remember pointing out a truck load of huge gnarly hubbards to him as we were driving home one day and he looked over and groaned ““Oh yeah those are hubbard squash…when I was a boy we would take an axe to them just to crack them open.””  I suppose that’s why I never had had one probably too many memories of hacking blue warty squash. Maybe this year I’ll get the axe out and try one of those witch-like fruits.”

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