You can't see them all but there's a medley of varieties in the pumpkin and squash bed this year, from the larger blue skinned Crown Prince, to the smaller Red Kuri and even smaller individually sized and appropriately named, Munchkin and somewhere in the midst of them, there's also the flying saucer shaped Yellow Scallop.
I always plant sweetcorn amongst the pumpkins and squashes but the less said about that the better this year as it has been a dis-aaa-ster!
As much as I love strawberries, it's the late summer/early autumn fruit that I really look forward to. Unfortunately, I can't take the credit for growing the grape covered wall, they are my aunt's but they looked so amazing I had to include them in the photos.
Unless Barney is tethered, he munches his way through the French beans, courgettes, courgette flowers, purple sprouting broccoli leaves, cabbages, strawberries, raspberries ..... and you should see him eating asparagus in the spring!
Globe artichokes looking resplendent and statuesque, along side an incredibly productive bed of French beans. Although the climbing ones are easier to pick, this year I've also grown the dwarf variety Aiguillon which produces fantastically long slender beans.
I'm not sure why but the yellow courgettes (Soleil) have totally outshone the green ones (Partenon and All Green Bush) this year. Thankfully, they've all slowed down now so another batch of chutney, some ratatouille and soup for the freezer should just about clear the back log!
That's Rusty in the middle, exhausted after helping me to dig over a bed for some rainbow and white chard and kale (Nero di Toscana) which will hopefully provide some greens for the winter.