Thursday, 27 January 2011

Pumpkin heaven

Pumpkin has always been one of those easy crops that everyone can grow easily...everyone except me!  I was determined to do better this year, and I'm not sure if it was determination, early planting in the greenhouse (not normally recommended) or all the rain but the signs are VERY promising this year.

L-R: Pink banana, Red Kuri, Long Island Cheese and Qld Blue
I grew a few red kuri's last year and they kept extremely well and had a lovely flavour - particularly roasted - but they didn't grow to the size of this year's crop. There are already 6 on the vine in varying stages of maturity. This time last year they were only lemon size.

I'm looking forward to a great pumpkin harvest in autumn :-)

1 comment:

HAZEL said...

I love pumpkins. They keep so well. I haven't been as adventurous as you. Mine have just started flowering seriously.

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