Kitchen Garden: Tasty mini pumpkins a sweet treat

By Susan Parsons
May 7 2018 - 2:00pm

There were more than 3850 visitors at Canberra City Farm (CCF) for Permafest 2018 last month and, on the community garden stall, a tray of mini pumpkins caught my eye. The grower and one of the stall organisers, Linda Ayliffe, told me they were Jack Be Little pumpkin squash. A fortnight ago I returned to the farm on Dairy Road in Fyshwick to meet Linda and her sister, Carole Ayliffe. We walked along vegetable-filled garden rows where paths were good underfoot with sawdust from a sawmill in Geelong Street topping used coffee hessian bags.



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