Not another gratuitous reference to our baby boy, you may be relieved to know…
With our first frost predicted at the start of this week, on Sunday we gathered in the last squashes from the garden: four small but beautifully striped and speckled Sweet Dumpling squashes, grown on a whim from free seed acquired from a magazine or family, I forget which! They were brought straight up to the house, along with the larger butternut, Crown Prince and Turks Turban harvests that had been hardening off in the greenhouse for a month or so since picking.
Onions and shallots that had been
languishing drying out in the greenhouse were also rescued, along with handfuls of the last tomatoes, mostly still green. We have always tended to grow larger squash varieties, I’ll be interested to see how these smaller fruits compare in the kitchen. They certainly look attractive.