Thursday, February 21, 2008

Prize Pumpkins - Almost

It was harvest time last night and I picked a few pumpkins. All of them were the butternut variety. There's one Queensland pumpkin but I'm not quite ready to pick him. About three pumpkins previously have been harvested and they take a bit of eating. So it's been boiled pumpkin and pumpkin pancakes. Haven't done pumpkin soup or baked pumpkin yet but they're on the menu.

It's amazing what will grow in your garden if you let it. Unfortunately the weather was too hot for the one rockmelon that was growing.

Prize pumpkins.

The biggest butternut pumpkin that I've harvested.

he big butternut tips the scales at 1.725kg (nearly four pounds).


David (Staypuff) said...

Pumpkins are one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetables to grow. I envy the fact that other people can have a vege garden. :(

James said...

We also have a garden Hammy. So far we have had a zucchini (think the spelling is correct) that weighs in at a mighty 2.3kg, and a watermelon which would be around the size of your head at 4.5kg. Mighty impressed by our efforts.

tmz_99 said...

in phillipines on holiday - got ur facebook invite.. link wouldnt work.. try and add :)
Cheeers Hammy!

Anonymous said...

Hammy great pumpkins and photos!! Don't forget about roasted pumpkin seeds with salt and pumpkin pie is so so good!! Take care and have a smashing weekend!! Annette P.S. you get more popular every day!!!