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.

Burgess Buttercup Winter Squash
The vines of open-pollinated 'Burgess' buttercup winter squash produce 3- to 5-pound fruits with smooth, sweet flesh.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant