Or a squash but that doesn’t sound so good – Zucca da Marmellata has a certain ring to it.

This is the second year of growing these monsters – last year was good but I think this one is even better. I saved the seeds from my biggest specimen last year and used them in the spring. The plants started well and the grew and grew….

Last weekend was a bit windy and wet and even though the plants climbed fine on the structures I made for them, the combination of their weight and the wind meant that a part of my building effort came dow.

I had to harvest 3 of the squashes – no problem, they keep fine, as long as they have a longish stalk.

The big one looks very much like the big squash from last year and it weighs the same – 7 kilo!! Now I have to find a recipe how to make the tasty marmalade.

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