Thursday, March 1, 2012

Full circle

Almost a year ago I planted these squash, butternut and delicata. My two favorites. I had enough to store for the winter and take a few as needed from a basket in the garage. A couple of weeks ago I used the last of the squash from last year's garden. I decided to clean the seeds, dry them a bit, and then wrap them in a coffee filter until time to plant again. I have never done this before, but it just made sense to save the seeds. I wasn't even sure if I needed to dry them. So this is kind of an experiment. I loved that these squash were mini, not that they were suppose to be, but that is just how they grew under my thumb. Perfect for one person and great in a lunch box! I am thinking this is like full circle or almost full circle. When I harvest next fall it may be full circle then. Right now I am excited to think of seeds, dirt, fertilizers, time in the garden, watering, weeding and harvesting. 
Oh the good things in life that excite me...The garden and the full circle that it creates.

1 comment:

  1. I am right with you Amber! Dug in the garden today for the first time this year. Looks like you did really well with squash last summer to last you through the winter.

    One little thing about the drying, is if you plan to store them you will want to make sure they dry completely so they don't mold. If you are going to just plant them, then you could put them in the ground wet (or dry). In a coffee filter, they should have enough air to breathe if not dried all the way.