Sunday, January 13, 2013

Invasion of the Butternut Squash

My butternut squash vines are taking over!

They are overflowing from their beds:

Climbing onto the pool net:

Creeping onto the paving:

And taking over the pathways:

But it's all worthwhile when you find one of these:

Or a couple of these:

And with even more hiding under all the leaves, we will soon be eating a whole bunch of butternut. Can't wait!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sunflower power!

My self-seeded sunflower has finally opened and it is amazing. I just had to share some pictures.
This morning I counted 26 flowers and still a bunch of unopened buds. I always thought sunflowers had only one flower each, so this is a lovely surprise. I am going to try get a bunch more in the ground this season to help supplement the chicken feed, and I am sure it will be fine as our growing season here is so long.

Attracting the bees perfectly!