Yes I know, I’ve been incommunicardo for the last few weeks. I blame the evils of work and my over-demanding boss (no wait, I work for myself, doh!). Well, whatever the reason, I’m back. I’ve been a-harvesting this week. The last of the raspberries are in and the purple French beans are just dying down. But the pride of mtp this year has to be the pumpkins and squash. Maybe it’s just me but I find them really easy to grow. I just put the plants in and they did the rest. I hardly watered them at all and yet I have harvested around 10 butternut squashes (from one plant). The Uchiki Kuri triffid is still pumping out fruits and even though the Futsu pumpkins look nothing like they are supposed to, I have been reasured (by extensive Google research) that they will turn golden brown in storage. As you see in the picture I did manage to harvest some of the strawberry sweetcorn that I planted earlier in the year. The yield was disappointing – only two cobs per plants, if that. The cobs are very small and fat which is I guess the shape sweetcorn used to be before F1 varieties. We plan to use it to make pink popcorn but with only 6 cobs in the bag we won’t be growing fat on it. I’m not sure what went wrong. Maybe, yields are just small with Heirloom varieites. Anyone know?