Preservation at it's finest!
Another day at Vino Noceto with James, the master gardener.
Each year, James keeps select veggies, such as this yellow crookneck squash, for seeding the following year.
This is something else that we have lost. It is an ancient way of preserving crops for the following year, instead of continually purchasing seeds from the stores or online.
This particular strain of crookneck is what would be referred to as heirloom. This strain is not something you can find in the stores, where a majority of crookneck squash you will find there are smooth, have very small seeds, and have a blander flavor compared to their older "siblings". Part of working to establish a stronger, sustainable agriculture is working to save seed heritage as well.
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