Pumpkin Pumpkin and more Pumpkin

I have mentioned before that I grew a lot of pumpkin this year. I have finally finished it all!!!!!!!!!!! This is quite momentous. So. Much. Pumpkin. Has. Been. Eaten. I have a pot of soup on the stove now and it represents the last of the pumpkin.


The freezer is looking a little less packed after taking these jars out.


Onion from the farmers market, garlic from the back yard, cumin and red lentils package free, water from the tap, pumpkin from the backyard. The only culprit is

IMG_4171I didn’t have stock in the freezer like I thought I did. So I threw in a stock cube. I guess I need a better system in the freezer so it is immediately obvious what is in there.

I cannot express the satisfaction I feel at finally getting through all the pumpkin. I did plant 2 vines again but they are both good storing varieties and I think probably less prolific.Ā  I may have planted the corn too early though as they are massive and blocking the light to the baby pumpkin vines. Trial and error, I can’t say I would be devastated if the pumpkins don’t thrive….


4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pumpkin and more Pumpkin

  1. Wow, how many pumpkins did you get? I grew a compact bush variety and got 5 from 4 plants. I did wonder if I should have pruned them to get more fruit but I left them to spread around the veg beds. But 5 is plenty, I am really enjoying making pumpkin risotto with them but may progress to soup as I feel we may get bored of it…


    1. I didn’t count the actual number of pumpkins but I weighed them, 76kgs! 3 wheel barrows full from 2 vines. I let them ramble too, I think this was just a prolific producing variety, I think 1 or 2 from each vine is a good amount. Once they left the veg garden area and spread across the yard a bit I did pinch the ends out but that was quite late in the season. I made so many different things with the pumpkin both sweet and savoury. So Much Pumpkin! Hope yours are a good storing variety šŸ™‚


      1. Wow that is a lot of pumpkin, my harvest fitted in a large trug! I did notice you’re in Australia, probably a better climate for pumpkin growing than in England! Still definitely something to aim for next pumpkin season though…


  2. Oh gosh don’t aim for that! I am not growing that variety this year. I live in Melbourne which I think is a good climate for growing most things. I do love an abundance but that was too much!! I am aiming for about what you grew. Enough but not crazy šŸ™‚


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