Wednesday, August 27, 2008

baby pumpkin

baby pam pumpkin
My first pumpkin is ripe! This is a variety called Baby Pam. It weighs just under 2 lbs (same as that giant yellow squash behind it).

I've resorted to using my summer squash as decoration. I don't know how long they will last in the basket on my porch. I was amused to read this post by Soilman:

At this time of year, the house feels like a farm shop. There are vegetables everywhere.

The pattypan courgettes have gone berserk. We can’t keep up. So the traditional question, “What to do with courgettes?”, is upon us.

The traditional answers – chutney, frittata etc – just make me depressed. Been there, done that.

So sod it. I’m composting the buggers. And I feel totally liberated.

I may end up there too!

Pumpkin -- Cucurbitaceae spp.
Cucurbita pepo (squash)


Roses and Lilacs said...

I stumbled on your blog and I'm reading thru the older postings. The recipe for new potatoes and squash sounds great. Copied that one to try.

I don't grow many vegetables--mostly ornamentals-but I like reading garden blogs.

Anonymous said...

A friend gave me a punkin plant cause it did not fit in her garden, and like it is that big but green.

When it comes near hallowen I will give it to her and all the other ones on there even if they are green.

HappyMouffetard said...

We may just get our first (and possibly only) courgette this weekend! Your pumpkin is perfect.

kathy said...

Sadly, this cute little pumpkin is already in the compost. :( It seems my porch was just tooo hot during the last few days of August. I'll remember to keep my big pumpkin cool after I pick it.