Harvesting wild pumpkins from my garden 😀👏
This Butternut Pumpkin vine self seeded a few months ago from my compost 🌱🌱🌱 but I didn’t really know what sort of pumpkin it was until it started to develop tiny baby pumpkins. I was happy to discover it was my favourite kind !
I had to allow it to extend its reach past the confines of my garden 😀 This meant I couldn’t mow too close but now it has rewarded me with at least 25 lovely pumpkins !
If you have a spot in the corner of your garden where you’ve been throwing the compost for a while, you should allow a few of those seeds to sprout next spring (December in Australia) for an autumn harvest. So easy to grow - just need to keep up the water in summer. It will tell you it needs water when the leaves wilt 💦 They are ready to pick a couple of weeks after they have stopped growing and turned that buttery yellow colour 👌 .
Pumpkins are a great source of Antioxidants (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene which your body turns into vitamin A - vital for immune function. Also vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B2, folate , iron and fibre.
Let’s not forget homegrown means Organic !!! So important these days 👍
Make pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin chips with Parmesan, curry pumpkin, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin hommus, baked pumpkin, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread and scalloped potatoes 😀
So many ideas on google !
Such a versatile vegetable 👌👏
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