Sunday, October 25, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Will You Walk Into My Parlour...

"There are pretty curtains drawn around, the sheets are fine and thin; 
 And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in."

Thursday, October 08, 2020


This might have looked promising back in July/August, but I hold out little hope now of getting a bathscrub out of this vine. Perhaps next year I'll start the seeds much earlier. I sowed them late April along with the squash and they germinated well. But they didn't start to flower until September and until yesterday I never saw a female in flower. I've taken a little paint brush and transferred pollen on the off chance it will develop ahead of the cold weather...


Monday, October 05, 2020

Squash 2020

I put a question mark beside Zucca Mantovana because it doesn't look like what it oughta. It's either a sport or some mis-labelling has occurred somewhere. Not exactly a bumper year but I'm blaming lack of rain for all ills this year. Scabby potatoes, stunted beets that ran to flower, tiny miserable corn cobs, ...