Thursday, March 04, 2010

Goodbye Summer

The wind has calmed down, the weather has cooled off, and it looks as though we're about to finally get some rain! This summer has been quite harsh, and the garden is looking very much worse for wear. But, it's not all bad news. :) Even though the bok choy is looking very unhappy, it's providing a meal for others..

It's covered in ladybugs and meat ants!

The meat ants are eating all the white cabbage moth larvae. They're having a feast. :)

The self-sown pumpkin seems to be doing well. I assume it's a pumpkin anyway! What do you think?

And finally, I left this white bush marrow on the bush until the bush died - I'm hoping to collect seeds from this. It was a great bush - producing 3 large marrow this season. The other bushes didn't produce anything much at all, although there may still be some time left.

Although, I'm still not really sure how to eat these (so far we've tried them steamed with some success), I'll be only happy to have a bumper crop next season and we can experiment to our hearts content. :)

Until next time!


  1. Could be a butternut squash but I'm not positive. None of mine ever got any bigger than that:-(

  2. Ah, that would make sense greenfumb.. we eat a lot of butternuts. I'd be very surprised if they got any bigger than they are, too! Their size is impressive though, and they seem tough enough. :)

  3. Yep, those look like butternut pumpkins (or butternut squash to Americans!). Try hand-pollinating them, just in case the bees aren't doing their job properly: