Giant butternuts spring up

2017-06-07 06:02
Nonhlanhla ‘Winnie’ Buthelezi with her giant butternuts.

Nonhlanhla ‘Winnie’ Buthelezi with her giant butternuts.

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THE lady with the very green fingers, Nonhlanhla “Winnie” Buthelezi of Mbuba, has done it again.
Last year in June, it was a bumper production of sweet potatoes from a couple of slips she had planted and forgotten about, and then in December it was lots of healthy spinach, pumpkin, turnip tops and mustard.

Winnie came in to the Greytown Gazette office last week with two giant-size butternuts. One weighed in at 4,5 kg and the other at five kilograms. Altogether, a crop of these supersized vegetables have sprung up from what she reckons was one stray seed.

What makes this green-fingered gardener even more impressive is that Mbuba only has a water tanker delivery on Saturday ... and she does not use compost.


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