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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - confronted by wildlife diversity amid a modest Squash harvest

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 19 September 2022

The Autumn harvest is now underway at the Welsh Hovel. Yesterday Joshua and I picked about 90 eating apples, mostly a bright red but with a few Golden Delicious, from the top orchard I planted two years ago. All, bar a handful in the fruit bowl, are now wrapped in newspaper in the apple rack for Autumn consumption. We also picked a hefty weigh of crabapples which I shall make into jelly tonight.

Next up on the apple front will be apple chutney from the coooking apples and turning the apples from the old river orchard into apple juice. But last night I waded into the tagle of plants that still contain a couple of marrows and the sort of squashes that look like mini pumpkins which you can either cut and roast or cut and use in stews. As I waded in look what hopped out.

The harvest is a modest one this year as you can see below. It is now ripening in the kitchen ahead olf storage. In another patch I have some larger butternut squashes foor use in soups. They too are now on my 36 point “to do list” for the gardens.


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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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