Sunday, 10 February 2019

Waiting for the Spring

Friday, 4 January 2019


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The End of the Season

The last few days I was preparing the vegetable garden for winter sleep. I picked up most of the vegetables and cleared the beds. I only left a row of swiss chard, leeks and kale. The weather is still very warm for this period of the year (21°C!) and they look pretty good.

After clearing the beds, I did some weeding and tilling and covered it all with straw. 

Monday, 8 October 2018

Still Harvesting

It is October, and the weather is still very warm. The mornings are fresh, but the daily temperatures reach 22° C. I finally harvested all of my pumpkins and squashes. I love to eat them simply baked into the oven. Sometimes I make the pumpkin soup or bake a pumpkin pie.

These have orange flesh and are good for baking. We call them the Misir pumpkins because they originate from Egypt.

Here are Cucurbita moschata 'Musquee de Provence', Cucurbita pepo 'Hokkaido' and Cucurbita moschata 'Waltham'.

Cucurbita pepo 'Jack be Little' is small and I mostly use it as an autumn decoration.

The last of chillies and zucchini.

'Musque de Provence'