i cant wait to see your pix.
i admit i had to google that variety of pumpkin, not familiar with that one
looks like a yummy one. i like that you dont have to peel it if pureeing
why waste all the lovely skin, eh.
my garden has too much growing just to look so not enough room for the
tho council did tell us last year that we cant grow veges if we want the
pool fencing as it is.
we want vege and a clothesline we have to put in more fencing just around
the pool itself.
now my yard is not big and you can see/hear all activity in the pool from
anywhere in the yard.
there are no hidden corners where you might be and someone elses uninvited
kid might drown in the pool.
ack! council in their infinite wisdom is idiotic sometimes.
so we took down the line(for the inspection anyhow) and said we'd not grow
vege again next year, yea right, like hell we wont.
not that we grow a lot of them but geez louise.
most that we do grow are in pots on the paving around the pool or in the
garden where we stand on the paving around the pool to tend them. they are
not in some hidden spot out of view. omg. idiotic they are for sure.
anyhow, cant wait to see those pix. lovely colour the skin is too.
I'm almost afraid to go out and count them. Trips to the compost
holder have become safaris through pumpkin jungle, although the
glorious huge gold flowers give me great pleasure. We've had plenty of
rain this summer, along with a decent amount of sun, obviously perfect
pumpkin weather. These are Hokkaidos. One beast is just right for a
pot of soup, and they don't have to be peeled if you plan to puree.
They make good pies too. And I like them roasted in the pan, along
with the meat, potatoes, etc. Might do a photo just for you tomorrow,
but the whole plant won't fit in one frame. The jungle is getting a
bit dim and creepy now as the sun is going down :-) But I do love
spotting the hedgehog, now and then. Oh, and the eldest pumpkin looks
just about ripe! I usually harvest whatever's left just before the
first frost, and they keep well for 2-3 months if cool.
Roberta in D
>wow, that sounds amazing, do get some pix of it for posterity if nothing
>who would believe they'd get that big.
>must take a mess of water to keep up with all that growth too.
>what kind of pumpkin is it?
>pix, girl, i want pix of it.
>pumpkin is possibly my favourite vegetable, well along with tomatos.
>both are sooooo versatile.
>when do you harvest them in your neck of the woods?
>dh just asked what you're gonna do with all of them?
>he is the chef in our house....with suggestions from me that is.
>dont forget the chocolate pumpkin cake. the recipe i used only took a cup
>pumpkin so easily done.
>"Roberta" wrote ...
>Wish I could send you pumpkins. I planted *one* plant in the spring.
>It has taken over my little veggie patch, smothered pretty much
>everything but the mint, marched off across the flower bed, over the
>fence to the neighbor's garden. We will have a lot of pumpkins, and so
>will the neighbor.
>Roberta in D