Monday, 14 September 2009
a couple of weeks of sunshine -at last- has really ripened the large pumpkin. It's now a bright, glowing orange, nearly ready to bring inside. the harvested green one has started to turn orange on the kitchen window sill. have 2 new smaller pumpkins growing well. this should make a bumper crop for us. hopefully they will keep till Halloween. all of these have come from either the seed or second generation seed of a Halloween pumpkin bought in Wells-next-the-Sea. 2 vines of red kabocha squash have only produced very small unripened yellow fruit -perhaps the weather hasn't been warm enough for them. all the other varieties sown haven't really grown well at all - the butternut squashes haven't got going at all and none of the others has any fruit.