Jan shared this great poster. What a lovely harvest! Sometimes our tables look as full but we haven’t really got any pumpkins before? Looks like we all have to work harder at growing pumpkins…or stop eating them all, LOL!
I do have a few pumpkin plants growing but I didn’t sow them; they just appeared from the pots that contained other plants. Originally I thought they were zucchini plants. For a long time, the pumpkins didn’t get pollinated (many months) but recently 1 was successfully pollinated and grew quite quickly! I’m not sure if this is a result of natural pollination or our brush did it. The strange thing is, especially now, it’s so hard to get any male flowers and there are so many female flowers, so our brush can’t get any pollen to transfer. I wonder why? Also, how can you tell when to harvest the pumpkin? It looks like a Kent. It is invading the garden!
Well, we thought that for the coming swap end of this May, we will share/swap recipes. Perhaps recipes related to something you are swapping. Or recipes that are ‘needed’ for this season like warm soups. Or a quick and easy recipe that you use all the time. And we wouldn’t mind any food tasting offered either 🙂
Sure hope most of the rain would have fallen come next Saturday! See you all then…