..... my not so exciting ventures into gardening, self sufficiency, getting solar electricity & hot water & pretty much life in general in a small country town .....

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

Last weekend I got stuck into the pumpkin patch & harvested the following...

And then these...

Would you believe that there are still more growing on the vines?

This is my first attempt at pumpkins & I hope to do it all again next year.

I've made a few batches of soup, given away a few & for the rest, I'll store them on their sides so no moisture can collect around the stalks, once they have sat in the sun for a week.

Dad said to coat the stems with parrafin wax but have had no luck in finding any.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see how long they keep.