Monday, October 13, 2008

Speaking of pumpkins, the ones I grew this year are ready. I've already harvested two. They came off of two different vines-- the one on the left basically looks like a fairy tale pumpkin, and the one on the right is the mystery pumpkin. Maybe I ended up with a hybrid? No idea. These are all seeds from pumpkins I bought at Kelp's a couple of years ago, and they don't have anything there that looks quite like this. Here's the other, with my hand in the photo to give you an idea of the size. Looks kinda like a butternut, but it's much bigger.

The other two shown below still on the vine are definitely cheese pumpkins. Very good for pie! You can see from the high grass around them how well I prepared the soil beforehand-- yet I still ended up with pumpkins, so it's all good as far as I'm concerned. I read yesterday that pumpkin leaves are edible, too-- fix the tender ones like any green, and use the bigger, tough ones for wrapping things in. I'll try it and let you know how it goes.

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