Remember this post?
We’re getting paid for all the work we DIDN’T do.
The vine (or two or three… I can’t tell how many are there) that popped up in our compost heap has been producing like mad.
Seriously. These pumpkins are like a microcosm of God’s grace. We did nothing to receive them… and they’re overflowing in abundance.
Thus far I’ve totaled up 100lbs of pumpkin and there are probably 5 or more fruit still forming out there.
Meanwhile, the vines I planted on purpose have mostly died ignominious deaths thanks to boring insects.
So – what ARE these pumpkins? They’re definitely Seminole pumpkins. We threw seeds in the compost last fall and they’ve plunged right through the summer without a hint of powdery mildew, shrugging off the heat, and going nuts.
They also taste very good, much like a butternut with a little lighter flesh.
It’s exciting to have success, even when undeserved.
I do the same thing. Sometimes I'll subtract the nutmeg and add curry powder to taste. Can add some fish sauce too if desired.
David, I was wondering if you have some advice on how to prune c. Moschata to produce the larger size fruits. I have managed to find a source of Seminole seed on Ebay and was hoping to grow them but all my pumpkins grown in the past have been quite small, but I did not prune or do much in the way of giving them special attention. Thanks in advance mate. 🙂