Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My first pumpkin.

Not bad, hey?! I'm quite chuffed with it! 777g.

To be truthful, last year I had a single butternut pumpkin, which was about the size of a tennis ball. I think I planted my pumpkin plants too late and was too ambitious, planting half a dozen different varieties which came to nothing.

This year I only planted butternuts, though I was thwarted in my attempts to plant them early by nefarious snails, who ate my home grown seedlings twice before I caved in and bought a punnet of them and ringed them with ghastly (but effective) snail bait.

The other day I picked this first pumpkin and tonight I made soup with it which tasted like perfectly normal pumpkin soup, so I guess I got something right?

There are eight more of these babies still waiting on their vines out in the veggie patch :-)

1 comment:

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

Very jealous. I ripped out my pumpkins in a fit of pique thinking they weren't setting any fruit and what did I find on the vine once I'd pulled it? 3 potential pumpkins on the end of one of its branches...there's a lesson there somewhere...