Friday, 21 October 2016
Troll and Pumpkin update
I,ve been playing in the garden again today .
I gave the topiary Troll a trim and a new " hair-do " .
Next I decide to harvest my Jumbo Pink Banana Squash ..I,m afraid I forgot to sow my traditional big Pumpkin seeds ....but this Pink Banana Squash more than makes up for it.
Here it is growing on the vine , to begin with it clambered up on this pig-wire spiral fence I set up , but as the Squash grew It eventually became necessary to give it the stool to sit on ..this worked really well , keeping the skin of the squash in good condition .
Here I am with my beautiful Jumbo Pink Banana Squash .
I wanted to try growing the Jumbo Pink Banana Squash ,as it is very similar to the Gete Okosomin Squash that I am hoping to get seeds of soon .....maybe next year or the year after . I think that these can actually get much bigger than this ...but I,m very happy with this and we will probably either make soup or roast this up in chunks along with our roast potatoes for Sunday lunch . I,ll be saving the seeds too .
The butternuts were a bit of a disappointment this year ....many folk are saying the same thing about them ...usually I get up to 13/15 butternuts ....this year only 3..and I,m not sure if they are going to make it ..hmmm...maybe one . Which is such a shame , we love butternuts in our family !
Still ripening on the vine .
Next seasons Pumpkin Patch ...hopefully for one very special Squash !