It's been a pretty good year for squashes but now, as the wetter weather is encroaching more and more on the unusually warm and dry summer, it is time to start harvesting before they can even think about rotting.
Nestling amongst the long green grass, we found this monster at 15 inches long. I think it is either an Early Prolific Straight Neck or a Pink Banana type. Both of these varieties are heirloom ones that I found in a garden centre in California a few years ago. Couldn't say which one it is for sure as they have intermingled and rambled all over the garden and many of the plant labels pulled out by the tendrils in the process (as if they didn't want to be identified!). I like it when the plants take control and yet still deliver tasty results.