There is a lot of movement, but not all are doing well. Harumph !
Squash, Courgettes and Pumpkins
Courgette Yellow Zucchini : Very attractive bright yellow courgettes with a slightly different flavour ro green varieties.
Black Beauty : Dark green cylindrical fruit up to 20 cm in length. Ideal for slicing and freezing.
I've grown both of these before and they give good crops
Squash Tuffy : Delicious acorn squash for baking, with sweet yellow flesh. Black-green thick ribbed skin. Not very promising that only one out of 10 seeds has germinated so far.
Squash Futsu : Small slightly ribbed fruit with brown-orange skin, weighing up to 1 kg
Squash Butterbush : Squat, fleshy, butternut flavoured fruit on compact plants, suitable for growing in pots. Looks a lot like a butternut squash but much smaller.
Pumpkin Rouge vif D'Etampes : Excellent flavour and grows well in acid soils. They vary in size, up to 18 kg are a possibility. I've had these before - albeit in France - and they are tasty buggers. Here's hoping for some success in Ireland too.
Broad Bean Express Eleonora : Strong hardy plants providing mild, sweet beans which are good for freezing. I've never had much luck with broad beans as they seem to attract black aphids like there is no tomorrow. Wait and see.
Cucumber Crystal Lemon : Delicious pale round fruit. Pick when 9 - 12 cm in diameter. They've been a favourite of mine for a long time as they do well in cooler climes.
Yesterday morning I got a nice surprise in the post.
More seeds. I knew at the back of my mind that some seeds were missing from my order, but I assumed I had just forgotten to order them. And I didn't go and cross check the delivery bill wit my order list.
I thought this Cucamelon sounded interesting to try. But due to lack of greenhouse it'll have to be homed in the kitchen in a pot.
You'd think we have a veggie plot as large as a football pitch. We haven't. ;)