This year truly is the year of the squash. ~
We have them coming out of our ears (well the muck pile anyway).
We have big ones, little ones, round ones, lumpy ones and even as the picture at the top shows SQUARE ONES!!
Last night for tea we had Pumpkin Curry, not a huge success, I didn't make it spicy enough.....oh well, I can try again......I'm not short of squash or two or three......!
The ones in the muck pile are the results of a discarded plant in the compost bin last year. I needed some space so LH tipped the compost bin onto the muck pile and dug it in. Then in Spring we noticed something growing so left it to see what would develop. Well....we now have a HUGE plant and about 40 knobbly, bobbly squashes, that we don't even know the name of. Move aside any of the leaves and you find these lovely little specimens.
Oh well, I'm getting out the cookbooks and looking for recipes to use up this lovely glut. At least squashes store quite well so we won't have to have them for every meal.
Just outside the polytunnel I have four Butternut Squash plants that have suddenly come into their own, with the most adorable little Butternut squashes developing, (can you tell it's the first time I have grown these). I love baby plants as well as baby animals.
A slice of squash in your porridge anyone?