As the title states, it’s the season of squashes and damp rain. If you are British, you are know what damp rain is. It’s the drizzly rain that comes at the beginning of winter and gets everywhere. You can’t escape it’s fuzzy wetness whenever you go outside. It’s basically like living in a cloud. You know how Arctic regions have lots of different kinds of snow? Britain has lots of different kinds of rain.
Anyway, I’m not here to talk about the weather! I wanted to show you all the squashes we’ve harvested this year at the allotment.
We’re growing two types of squash: butternut squash (which I forgot to photograph) and a winter squash. We’ve harvested 27 of these winter squashes from four plants. Not bad going. They basically taste like butternut squash, but have more seeds inside. Hopefully they’ll last through winter so we’ve got some fresh veg to keep us going.
The pumpkin is one of Simon’s (who we share the allotment with), it’s such a rich orange colour. He has quite a few and we didn’t grow any this year, so hopefully we can have one of his for pumpkin soup!