(The following post was contributed by rycamor, my long-time friend and fellow homesteader. Pumpkins are normally not recommended for Florida… but he’s found the right variety and the right way to grow ’em. Read on! -DTG)
Guest Post: Pumpkin Summer – Growing Pumpkins in Florida
What kind of person eats pumpkin pie in July? Why, my kind, of course! I don’t need Thanksgiving or Christmas as an excuse to eat this great fruit, and neither should you. Pumpkin is one of the world’s most mysteriously subtle, deep yet simple flavors. It deserves wider exposure.
dozen pumpkins weighing about 20 lbs. (enough to make 3 pies each, at
Here is the author’s little pumpkin holding a big pumpkin (silly face is bonus).
Here is a pumpkin being subjected to this wonderful recipe (prepared with a fresh milled grain crust by the author’s teenage daughter).
|This was actually enough for 3 pies.|
And here is the Pavlovian result. I know your mouth just watered a little.
|Genius! Pure genius.|
provides you more info here.
Pumpkins are a great cover crop if you have chickens
Pumpkins are low maintenance
weeds, pests, or over-eager lawn maintenance personnel.
Pumpkins can be stored
Pumpkins can be stored for months, unlike most other crops. Also, you can save the cooked pumpkin innards in the freezer. Just thaw and puree when needed.
Pumpkins make great gifts
Notes on Growing Pumpkins in Florida
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Having trouble finding your pumpkins?
wilt down and suddenly every pumpkin is visible.