Finally.. cooler weather is reaping rewards in my garden...

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Tomatoes are doing very well and so are the cukes... I attribute their growth to the new drip irrigation system.... NEVER have I had veggies this size and awesome flavor.....
I will have to can some tomatoes....
Cukes ??? I don't know what to do with them to save for later.... Table cukes don't show any recipes for "winter" use...

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I have MANY butternut squash... I will try to make "pie filling".... and freeze it for later...
 
Good to hear! I remember you were worried a couple of months ago.
Tomato season is over for me. The only ones that did ok were the Romas and I only got 6 pints out of it.
I've given up on squash. I finally found some Butternut plants but they just didn't do well. Same with Zuchinni.
It's been a weird summer. Maybe next year....
I believe SmokinAl has a cucumber pickling method as well.
 
Not very good year here, my kirby cukes kept turning yellow, tomatoes a total bust. The deer keep topping off my habanero plants, never had them venture into my backyard until this year as there is good concentration of housing here.
 
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Those look so good!

The best tomatoes I can find always end up as gazpacho. Also good just sliced with a slight pinch of smoked salt and a very slight drizzle of olive oil and balsamic (the good stuff, of both). I often turn butternut squash into dip, soup or curry, or pasta, pretty much all of which freeze well. For cucumbers, yes, pickles are certainly a go-to, but maybe also consider cocktails & infusions, if that's your thing - gin is a good & classic choice, but tequila/mezcal also works well (as in a cucumber-flavored margarita). Tzatziki isn't a thing to make "for later" but can do a good job of showcasing tasty cukes in the now. Speaking of Greek food, I've been meaning to pick up some ground lamb for meatballs...
 
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Good looking maters! Definitely looks like they need some Dukes, salt, pepper, and white bread around 'em!
Jim
 
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Dave, those all look great. Butternut squash is a favorite for roasting and you just reminded me that I haven't done that in a while...
 
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Tomatoes are doing very well and so are the cukes... I attribute their growth to the new drip irrigation system.... NEVER have I had veggies this size and awesome flavor.....
I will have to can some tomatoes....
Cukes ??? I don't know what to do with them to save for later.... Table cukes don't show any recipes for "winter" use...

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I have MANY butternut squash... I will try to make "pie filling".... and freeze it for later...
Awesome. Love to see produce like that from a garden.
And thank you for all your knowledge that makes SMF great.
 
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I was scanning u-tube and it seems butternut squash is used for pumpkin pie... I've made Hubbard squash pie and it was the best "pumpkin" pie I ever ate... I'm hoping b'nut is it's equal...
I've got a pantry full of fermented dill pickles... I'm not sure about "table" cukes being firm enough for pickles.. I just may try them and report what happens...
 
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I was scanning u-tube and it seems butternut squash is used for pumpkin pie... I've made Hubbard squash pie and it was the best "pumpkin" pie I ever ate... I'm hoping b'nut is it's equal...
I've got a pantry full of fermented dill pickles... I'm not sure about "table" cukes being firm enough for pickles.. I just may try them and report what happens...
I know the cukes can be frozen as well, but the texture gets soft. Never done it my self.
 
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