squash

Squash tallies

For a squash addict, it’s been a bit of a miserable year. I’ve put out plant after plant and slugs ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This year slugs have a new trick […]

Steady mizzle

Steady mizzle today, but, undaunted, I’ve been at the plot for a few hours and have made a small dent in the massive amount of weeding. There are 2 black bin bags full of horsetail and buttercups and the beets/chicoria bed has been thoroughly hand-weeded. The Jarrahdale squash has been […]

It’s raining!

For once the wet forecast wasn’t a big fat fib. Lovely, lovely rain hissing down quietly and steadily. I’m guessing this will end in a Full Smith Period, but I don’t care. My last spuds are nearly ready, I am crossing fingers the greenhouse will be protected and the plots […]

Squash review – rouge vif d’etamps

The whopper was roasted last night, though annoyingly I forgot to take pictures of any of the process. They are much thinner-fleshed (relative to their size) than any of the others so far, with a huge cavity in the middle, which was a little disappointing. Will try to remember to […]

Plot as therapy

Bl**dy good job I have the plot – needed a bit of space yesterday. Pottering about in the mud does help. As does seeing things come up or ripen. I […]