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The Patty Pans Have Landed

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The Patty Pan Squashes have landed. In my garden at least. I love this photo. It’s an optical illusion because they look huge but in actual fact they are only about 4 inches across. They’re cute and oh so snowy white. I love the way that they just appear. One day they are tiny little flower-like buds then next day they are this size. Perfect size.

If you want a nice ‘talking point’ plant then this is your baby. Everyone – and I mean everyone – that comes into the garden comments on them. Most don’t know what they are, the others know what they are, have grown them, want to grow them again or remember them from when they were a kid. They are a very memorable plant. And look great in the basket on the kitchen work top. Use them like Courgettes or Zucchini if you will. The smaller the better.

7 Responses to “The Patty Pans Have Landed”

  1. LINDA MUNTONon 19 Sep 2013 at 12:06 pm

    As a Brit follower, would love to see how your ‘whole’ garden is progressing now. Certainly not so ‘tiny’ as before! Still loving all the photos/info. Sounds like you are well and truly settled.
    Wishing you lots of lovely autumn colour to enjoy.

  2. CJon 19 Sep 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Lovely. I have some yellow ones, so now I know what to do with them. They have been languishing in the fridge!

  3. Kaveyon 22 Sep 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Love those. We managed to accidentally (my fault in choosing seeds and not reading small print on description) grow lots of ornamental squashes this year. DOH! They’re pretty but I like growing FOOD!

    These are both pretty and food. WIN!

  4. Joy Clarkon 23 Sep 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I love your blog, I really do, I think it’s great. I just wonder whether ‘My Tiny Plot’ is all that accurate any more. Maybe it’s more ‘ My Not All That Tiny Plot Any More’

    But I do love what you write. Many thanks.
    J x

  5. mtpon 25 Sep 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Joy,

    Hmmm…I see what you mean. But my garden – wherever it is or however big it is will always be My Tiny Plot. I started off tiny and I’ll probably end up tiny :)

  6. allotment adventures with jeanon 26 Sep 2013 at 6:10 am

    They look so interesting. And perfect.

  7. mtpon 26 Sep 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Kavey – I agree. I only have room for stuff like that if I have grown everything else that I want to grow. Which is never :)