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Rotting squash

When I picked the butternut squash last autumn, I left them in the shed to ripen and then simply because it was cool. It seemed cold enough to keep them until they were needed. As you can see from the … Continue reading

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Two for the price of one

Over the past few days, I’ve been monitoring the female butternut squash flower which had finally appeared on the vine. I was hopeful it had been fertilised and as it is still there, I assume it has. However, behind the … Continue reading

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At last: butternut squash!

After a successful trip into town and a siesta, I felt the impetus to get my new secateurs out and prune the tomato plants some more. Had I not done so, I would eventually have found a fruit on the … Continue reading

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Disappointed with the peas

‘Prolific’ is in the eye of the beholder, no doubt. However, by no definition would the pea crop this year be described as such. I managed three pickings, which makes me wish I’d stuck with mange-tout. They were quick to … Continue reading

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At 10 degrees….

I hope the butternut squash I planted out the other day will survive the complete change in the weather. Today has been 20 degrees C cooler than last week, so even though I hardened off the little plant shown above, … Continue reading

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Winter move over

You could be forgiven for thinking the title of this post was a lament at the sudden change in the weather from hot and sunny to cold and drizzly. Well, cold it is but the rain is more of a … Continue reading

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Never enough space for seedlings

Today, I feel I have achieved quite a lot in terms of potting on. I am still enthralled by the fact that I can do this, now that I have the shed and a cold frame. So, butternut squash as … Continue reading

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