By Brooke Ressell
Winter squash is one of the most versatile foods out there. While it’s technically a fruit, it actually looks, cooks, and tastes more like a vegetable. Plus, it can easily be served as either a main dish or as a side.
What foodies love most about winter squash is how many varieties it comes in—all with their own unique flavors, colors, and textures—making it a fun food to experiment with and try out in different ways. From roasting it to frying and pureeing it, winter squash is a delicious addition to any meal and even the pickiest of kids can learn to enjoy it.
So when your family starts including winter squash into so many of your weekly meals, it’s only natural to want to start growing winter squash on your own. And while you certainly need a little extra time and patience on your hands, growing winter squash can be a fun hobby for the entire family. In this guide, we’ll show you how to grow winter squash in your own garden this season.