The pumpkin for the Junior Landcare Pumpkin Challenge is starting to take off. It was 612 grams two weeks ago and is topping the scales at 5kg today. I don't think it will be a winner but it has been fun for my youngest to grow. The pumpkin has to have a name as part of the competition and her's is Bubba. That is also her nickname.
A slight glut of tomatoes has brought out our pickle making tendencies. I made Mustard Pickles last week and Bubba (the girl not the pumpkin) made some Chilli Jam on the weekend. She has a lot of chillies growing in her little vegetable garden bed along with a tomato bush, radish and dwarf beans. She is determined to grow as much in her 1 x 1 metre patch as she can.
Bye for now,