Friday, February 25, 2011


Our backyard has turned into something of a pumpkin patch.

That may actually be am understatement - it is pretty much 1/3 pumpkin plant. That would be great (or not?) except for the fact that pumpkin makes me gag. My most hated veg (that and cucumber, the two things our garden has produced in abundance in recent months).

Still, even though I probably won't be eating it I couldn't help but marvel at the sheer cheek of the plant - a self-seeded plant that we only tolerated because we hoped it may be a watermelon plant.

Anyhow, last week we did reap this:

The triffid, sorry, plant appears to be producing both butternuts and some other round variety of pumpkin on the one vine.

Strange. Anyhow, it roasted up OK. I even tried some.

The little gal is definitely a pumpkin eater.

Thank goodness - there are a fair few to get through!


Inner Pickle said...

oh my gosh I reckon pumpkin is my FAVOURITE veg and I'm about to start TRYING to grow them!!! Jealous!

Super Sarah said...

Mmmm, I love pumpkin and butternet squash are my most favourite kind! I have pumpkin envy!

Melody said...

I love butternut pumpkin - used to hate it but now I am quite fond of it. We tend to just chop it up (skin included) into large chunks and cook on the weeber. Yummoh.