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Monday, June 24, 2013

Two Little Possibilities

I guess these pumpkin plants are destined to be mine. They took just about as long as possible to sprout. Procrastinators of the world, unite! I planted five seeds and only two came up. That means they won't need thinning. Seems a little odd since the weather has been as close to ideal for growing things as possible, and I watered the site regularly, and the soil was amended with compost last fall.

Anyway! If I can keep them from all the critters with teeth there is a lot of potential here. I took the next-to-last slice of whole wheat pumpkin bread out of the freezer for dinner tonight, so I have high hopes.

pumpkin seedlings

And I knew I had showed you pumpkin pies before. Don't know why I couldn't find those posts last time. See Pi(e) is a Relationship.

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Duxbury Ramblers said...

We do grow pumpkins here but I have never met anyone that actually made anything to eat from them, people scoop the inside out and throw it away to make the lantern for halloween - they are also grown in competition for the biggest, what strange customs we have.

Ratty said...

Pumpkin pie is some of my favorite food. I also never knew there were so many different kinds of food that could be made from pumpkin until recently.

vanilla said...

Here's hoping the plants, the soil, the sun all turn into a relationship with the baker!

Secondary Roads said...

Those two surviving plants represent a heaping helping of potentiality.

Ann said...

pumpkin pie and bread in the making. This is taking baking from scratch to the extreme :)

RNSANE said...

Hardly little sprouts...hope they make it and provide you with plenty of pumpkin for your happy needs.

Sharkbytes said...

Carol- That's how most pumpkins here are used too. The varieties that are used for those aren't very tasty. These will be small round sweet pumpkins- very dense and yummy for eating.

Ratty- and you can eat it plain, like squash

vanilla- not very likely to sucdeed, I'm afraid, but I'm giving it a try.

Chuck- yes they are. At the rate the rabbits are decimating my flowers it's not looking good. I'll need to get serious about the fencing.

Ann- probably, but we like the flavor better than canned pumpkin. I know the can says it's nothing but pumpkin, but something isn't the same.

Carmen- me too, me too!

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