We had an aubergine failure too. We tried growing Emir melons last year but failed with them too.
Such a shame about the aubergines. Really looked forward to some, but you can't win them all. Wonder why the Emir failed?
what a wonderful abundance!
Whew, I bet you were tired after all that preserving! I'm happy most of our work is behind us now. I used to make grape juice when I grew grapes, and I bet yours is delicious!
We certainly were! The grape juice is very sweet, so I hope it keeps well and doesn't spoil before we have finished it all
That's a lovely thing to say, Shaheen. Thank you!
Wow my eyes always have a good feast when I come by your blog,
Thank you Shawn Ann.. the children really enjoyed the whole Show, so hopefully they will be gardeners in the future too
The winter squashes are really looking nice. I hope it tastes good for you too! And what wonderful creativity. Congratulations to the grandchildren on their awards!
That melon certainly looks like one you should grow again... it looks mouthwatering
"Composteers" are crucial imho Dave, so "waves" to another!! Interesting what you said about Rugosa, I shall pass this on to my SIL, who will be relieved I think!!
I don't talk much about compost but it is one of my most valuable 'crops'! I have grown Rugosa Butternut and mine were quite variable too. I can almost smell that ripe melon too, always a good sign.