A large squash on the ground in a garden.
Lisa Bralts
September 13, 2012

In the Pumpkin Patch

True autumn is just a couple of weeks away, and the cool nights mean the earth is about to offer up its bounty of cucurbits - pumpkins, squash, and gourds - for our eating and decorating pleasure. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts heads south to Arthur, Illinois, and learns that there’s a lot more to a pumpkin patch than prizewinner pumpkins and jack o’ lanterns.

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Orange winter squash at a farmers market
Lisa Bralts
October 27, 2011

Overcoming Lachanophobia

Even garden veterans and able cooks have vegetables they irrationally fear. For Lisa Bralts, that vegetable is squash. Find out how she plans to finally get around this phobia in this week's segment of In My Backyard.

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