Saturday, December 21, 2013

Counting butternuts

I know, I know we are not supposed to count chickens before they hatch, but no old wife said anything about counting butternuts, did they? :)

So let's go counting...

Here is my main butternut patch below the fig tree near our pool. This is the same spot that grew beautiful egg plants and broccoli and cauliflowers in the last two seasons.

 This is the butternut patch at the pool...

These last two  are growing in a barrel at the pool too.

Five or six butternuts are in the pot.

I don't understand why there are gluts and lean harvests...we are just thankful for what comes when it comes. 

How is your summer garden coming along?


Godfrey Senne said...

Your butternuts are beautiful. Congrats.

My summer garden is doing well, now that it has started to rain (The North West province was declared a drought area until early December). I'm growing pumpkin, watermelon, green beans, spinach, beetroot, tomatoes, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes and a lot of herbs, and most of them finally got the deep watering they needed and look great. It's going to be a good harvest.


Kelly-Anne said...

Our summer garden has suddenly begun to look like one - we have nine butternut plants, each bearing beautiful little butternuts, the pumpkin has just begun to flower and our first marrows are in! Our planting season is a bit later... We also have cucumbers that are almost ready as well as gem squash. Our strawberry harvest is just about over which we are all very sad about! Always enjoy a stop at your blog!