Friday, 29 August 2008

The life and soul of the plot

Let me introduce you to my current squeeze: Jumbo Pink Banana Squash. I admire the way he spreads himself across the soil in a gregarious fashion. Fortunately JPB's a suggestible chap: with a well placed stick I can steer his intentions. He's currently flourishing between my pregnant sweetcorn, making himself useful - quite unlike his uncooperative cousin.

Squash tendrilsJPB doesn't suffer fools. His tendrils choke any passing miscreants. It's immensely satisfying to see him mete out justice on any nettles that try their luck.

I've recently discovered the story behind his moniker. You see his fruit are outsized: twenty inches long.

Wife is concerned. Me, I'm enjoying the spectacle. His absurd dimensions bring a touch of slapstick to the allotment.


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  2. I found the squash/sweetcorn combo very interesting. I was planning to do a ground cover of clover next year but what you did sounds more fun. I tried planting direct this year aprilish and I think I started too early as the final sweetcorn was a bit small. Howver the ones I did under glass were magnificant and I plan to start them all under glass next year then plant out.


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  3. Nice blog. Enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

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