Everything about this Paton Twins Giant pumpkin
has giant genetics. The leaves, the vines, the rate of growth and now the flowers. This is the first and only female flower to open, the trouble is that there are no male flowers open at all to pollinate it.
Female flowers are only open for a day or so and there are no male flowers ready at all. Not to miss this opportunity, I did find some male flowers from a Queensland Blue
pumpkin vine that was open and covered in pollen. I am excited at the thought of having a Giant Queensland Blue pumpkin next year!
Meanwhile back in the greenhouse these little Delizia cucumbers
are coming along nicely. The trick with cucumbers is to pick the ripe fruit quickly so that the plant can put its energy into the next cucumber. These are a lovely size cucumber, and beautifully crisp and fresh.
A bad year for tomatoes, the cool wet start to Summer has not helped the outdoor tomatoes at all. This Sungella tomato
is in the greenhouse and has fared slightly better. Really quite prolific! In this case it is worth paying the extra for an F1 hybrid variety.
The beautiful foliage, flowers and fruit of these Black Pearl Chillis
are starting to ripen. A really stunning little chilli. Given to me last year by a kind bloggger as part of my Buddy Morris garden of black vegggies!
Sweetcorn is doing fine too. It was quite slow over the cold, wet spell but now the sun and warmth is here it is growing well. I have just planted a second sowing of sweetcorn, hope they grow quickly and give me a second crop.