Sunday, 11 October 2009

Hunter Hunted !

Welcome back to Reads Retreat.
Just a quick post to let you know we harvested the last Butternut Squash (.v. Hunter) yesterday, and it weighed in at a hefty 1.666Kg - what a whopper!
It's now been moved to a sunny storage place where we hope it will continue to ripen. Also, the skin should toughen up a bit, enabling us to store it a while longer. Thats all for now, cant bring any news from the plot today as my car's MOT expired yesterday and as such cant be driven. MOT is Tuesday - fingers crossed,



mangocheeks said...

The hunter butternut squash looks grand. I don't seem to have much luck growing butternut squash, I don't know if its me doing something wrong, or the fact that I am further north, in Scotland. I am more successful with smaller varieties such as golden apple or Uchiki kuri. Oh well, we can't have it all, can we?!

Anonymous said...

Hope the MOT goes well...what are you going to do with the butternut squash??

Matron said...

I tried to grow butternut here but it didn't do too well for me, perhaps you have a better climate down there in the garden of England.

Gary Jen and Ruby said...

Replying first to Tanya, I'm pleased to say the car passed it's MOT.

Regarding the Butternut Squash - these were a first for us this year. We were pleased with the results. but hope for better results next year, probably by planting them earlier.