But I have been blessed with other goodies. Swiss chard by the armfuls again. And capsicum...
The aubergine's are busy producing...
And then all the Mother Hubbard (squash) varieties...
Gem squash are very easy to grow and are producing madly. Thankfully they keep for quite a while, so we have time to consume the masses that are being produced.
...And zucchini have also been a great producer...
But the one above has me very confused. This one was growing happily, without the flower having been fertilized. It is about 19cms in length and inside there are no seeds whatsoever. Is this normal?
|Giant 38cm zucchini|
And if you don't pick the zucchini in time then you end up with a 38cm marrow... LOL
The gem squash, pumpkins, zucchini and butternut were all grown happily together in the same beds with the corn and sunflowers. Being totally honest, I must confess that I didn't prepare the holes for any of the squash adequately - next year they will be much deeper, with more compost, and a layer of straw covering them to help retain the water.
Next season I am going to focus more on gem squash and pumpkins and I'll give butternut another go - with fresh seeds. Zucchini - they produce too many for us to happily consume in time, and they don't keep. I prefer to grow produce that can keep, or that can be preserved, so that we can enjoy them when the garden is not producing in winter.
|Giant red onion|
Talking about giant - I left a red onion in situ from last season, figuring it was too small to do much with. What I have ended up with is a 14cm red onion!
|14cms red onion|