Magical 'Gem Squash' seeds!!
...but the most wonderful thing is that they were sent from Phoebe at Ballynoe Cottage who carefully grew, then collected, dried and packaged the seeds beautifully. She is one of those gorgeous talented people with elegant handwriting and an artful way of putting things together - it was such a pleasure to get her letter in the post!
Phoebe tells me they are a cross between a pumpking (the g is most important!) and a squash with a nutty flavour.
pic googled from claireslittlegems
I can't wait until the last frost is over so I can plant them in the garden.
Thank you Phoebe for brightening up my week!
Thank you everyone for your very heartfelt comments on my last post. I've missed my hens very much. This week I got a call from the lady who hatched Mr Lavender (remember this post?) and she has a bantam Araucana hen and wanted to know if I wanted her. She didn't know what had happened to my flock and was just calling to offer the hen before she sold her. People from my local permaculture group have offered me pullets too. So I'm thinking about it. I can't help feeling guilty that I'm thinking already of getting more hens as if my bok flock weren't special. What do you all think?