Friday, 2 May 2008

Butternut Squash

The butternut squash is doing really well. I planted the seeds (from a butternut squash) about 3 weeks ago and the shoots now have a fourth leaf growing and they look really healthy!

I'm not sure if they'll bear fruit or if it will be edible - I think it will be as this is the method used by Carol Klein in the 'RHS Grow your own Veg' book although there are conflicting issues about growing veg and fruit from seed direct from the vegetable.

We'll have to wait and see!

I do know that when we have the vegetable patch I'll have to find a large space to plant the squash as apparently they grow like wildfire and spread quite far.

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