It all started with seeing the back end of a large rodent in one of our dalek compost bins back in April (post here). The contents of said bin was then emptied into a trench in the bed at the bottom of the garden (below).
A pumpkin, butternut squash and a courgette plant were purchased from Shannon’s and stuck on the top of the trench as they love that sort of richness.
Then there was that big gardening faux-pas, all the potato peelings in the compost trench started to sprout and threatened said plants (post here). It was dealt with by some continuous hoeing, a few times a week!
Then we had some action on the pumpkin, it started small, then a bit bit bigger but still green.
Then the other week it started to change colour. As long as those pesky rodents don’t have it we might be onto having a giant pumpkin!
The butternut squash is on it’s way too! All’s well that ends well and all that!