I planted a load of seeds this year, including butternut.
I was checking up on the growth of some tomatoes just after lunch when I came across this. It was obscured by several large leaves, and when I moved them aside I was astounded at what I’d found.
I can say with hand on heart that I have never seen one of these squash as large as this in all the years we have been eating them.
The average butternut from the supermarket usually weighs in at around 1 – 1.5 kilos.
It must be something in the soil, but goodness’ knows what!
A nod to Miss Tish, whose numerous charming and instructive tales from her allotment were a definite motivating factor in kick starting my own little veggie patch.
Nothing like homegrown!