I’ve been growing food and gardening for flowers for as long as I can remember. I keep the seeds and I keep plants living their whole life for the animal biodiversity so there’s insects coming...
Where the seeds came from
This is a large variety of winter squash, with delicious yellow flesh. I started growing it about four years ago. I bought the seeds originally from Tamar Organics. I started out with a pack of six because when you buy squash seeds you don’t get many. Since then I’ve been keeping my seeds and getting more and more and more, and been sharing them with friends.
Why I grew it
I wanted a vegetable that could sit through the winter, that you’re like, “Shoot we’ve got to eat tonnes of this at the moment.” These can keep, as long as you keep them in the cool, for months. This one’s four and a half kilos. We’re still eating the soup that I made on Monday, so it’s given us many meals of that.
Kate on Winter Squash
How to grow
I make my own paper pots, fill them with compost and put a seed in, a couple of inches deep. Add water. Squash seeds like heat to propagate, so you need to keep them indoors around twenty degrees. Anything less than that they don’t really like it. I make my own propagator out of a clear plastic box, upside down so the base is the lid… More