Top Winter Squash Varieties for the Self-Sufficient Garden

A truly self-sufficient garden includes plenty of storage crops, such as a few types of winter squash. Discover some new winter squash varieties based on reader and expert recommendations, plus learn how to combat common squash pests.

Waltham Butternut Squash
'Waltham' butternut squash produces 4- to 5-pound fruits on rambling vines that are susceptible to powdery mildew.
Photo by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.