Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Welcome Matron!

So here is the exciting garden blogger event I mentioned on Sunday. Matron and her US friend visited Petunia's Garden! Oh, how fun it was to meet them, talk gardening, kick around the soil, and see that glint in another's eye when surveying decomposing leaf mulch.

A little surreal to meet a fellow garden blogger in person, but what a great common background we all have in gardening. And, she gave me a copy of Grow Your Own magazine. It is new to me and just full of veggie & fruit guidance. I will have some of these tips on my 2008 planning list, soon to be posted.
Here is my view across the pumpkin. Visit Matron, at Down on the Allotment, for her view!

I told Matron this pumpkin was soon to be in the oven. Finally, last night, I cooked it... half of it that is, since that filled the two large baking dishes I had. It weighed about 18 pounds. The cooked half filled a 7 cup storage container. Tonight I'll cook the other half, make a pie and freeze the rest of it for later.

Thanks, Matron, for fitting this visit in your busy schedule and for the wonderful magazine. Enjoy the seeds, and tell me when you are getting them started. We can keep a running comparison next year to see how they grow.

10 comments:

Scarecrow said...

How wonderful for both of you to meet!

I have these pumpkins just starting to grow in my garden too!

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

How fantastic!! I have all these mental pictures of fellow bloggers and it would be so strange to see them in the flesh - I wonder if they would be as vivid as they are in my imagination?

RUTH said...

What an exciting visit. Hope you enjoy your pumpkin :o)

Magic Cochin said...

Hi, I'm here via Matron's blog . . .

I love how you've got a veggie list - think I'll adopt that idea, what a way to record what you're growing. My well-intentioned gardener's notebook gets neglected after a month or so!

I'm looking forward to looking at more of your blog.

Celia

Matron said...

Great photo!! You might also like to visit www.kitchengarden.co.uk which is my favourite veggie magazine.

threadspider said...

I've really enjoyed my visit to your garden blog and like Celia, think the vegetable list is a brilliant idea.

A wildlife gardener said...

Great to meet up with a fellow blogger. I did that in London earlier this year and enjoyed the experience.

Allotment Lady said...

Wow - how lovely - I wonder if you both looked how you imagined.

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your meet up. I suspect there are more and more of these that are happening than people write about. Thanks for going public. The picture is PERFECT.

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