Saturday, 4 November 2017

Still Harvesting

Kohlrabi - 1022 g!

The last of my chilli peppers.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Last of the Blooms

Dahlia 'Tsuki Yori No Shisha'

Rose 'Blue for You'


Not the bloom, but one wonderful pumpkin still waiting to be picked up.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The Season is Not Yet Over

Picked them up today.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Harvesting Squashes and Pumpkins 2

In spite of a very hot summer and lack of rain
I have a pretty good crop of squashes and pumpkins this year.

Here, there is a choice of them: the white patty-pan squash  'Scallop' ( a bit difficult to figure out how to peel and slice them), the butternut squashes 'Waltham' and ''Harrier', the pear-like, orange 'Hokkaido', and the Turk's caps, which I mostly keep as a decoration in my kitchen. The big one in the back is supposed to be the one with the orange 'meat' and good to bake it in the oven.

This is one odd Turk's cap without the cap! 

This miniature pure yellow-orange pumpkin is 'Jack Be Little' and the other one is 'Hooligan'. In fact, they are gourds, but only the botanist call them so.

They are not only a pure decoration. They can be roasted in the oven, plane or stuffed, equally good as a sweet or savoury meal.

Monday, 18 September 2017


My kumquat flowered abundantly this year, and all the flowers produced a fruit.

It looks promising, and I hope the fruits won't fall off like they did the last year.

I still keep it on my terrace. The night temperature goes down to 12°C, but the days are still pretty warm. I only hope it won't do it any harm.