Monday, 24 October 2011

October, Squash Harvest and More

'Crown Prince' squash, cut and windrowed, ready to pick up.
We've harvested all our pumpkins and squash now, not such a big job this year as we lost a lot of plants after transplanting, in the cool June weather. But the amazingly sunny September and October ripened those that survived.
'Hokkaido', probably the tastiest squash we grow, but doesn't store long, so taste it while you can.

Pumpkins in the field, cut and ready to pick up

Crown Prince, a very tasty squash that can store until April/May

Pumpkins in store, still ripening (they all start off green and ripen to orange just in time for Halloween, hopefully)

'Habanero' chillies

'Green-in-Snow' - a winter hardy mustard salad leaf, growing inside our Victorian walled garden

Autumn planted garlic, just emerging.
 It's a very difficult crop to weed, which is why we use this biodegradable plastic mulch.

So pretty, I had to take a picture! Rainbow chard harvested and bunched Monday, to be delivered into London shops early Tuesday morning.

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