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our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby gardenlen » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:07 pm

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ok last years planting all died from the dry, these were volunteer fines about 8, in all with what we have so far shred app' 36.

the 2 solo fruits on on the left 5k the other 6k, had a number of 4 to 5k's, the rest about 2&3k
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby Pam » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:45 am

Well that should tide you over for a week or three. :D
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby tam » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:46 pm

Certainly worth growing. Good haul Len.

After the frost hit mine I am thinking of either cutting them back or pulling them out and starting again. Any opinions which would be best?
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby gardenlen » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:30 am

thanks pam,

if you get to drop in there'll be at least one there for you

tam,

if they have any green cover the root area with hay rags to protect base, for me i don't think i would do any pruning it may case vines to fully die. it won't eb long now and frosts will be gone, i also go with they aren't eating any chaff, just keep them well watered. if this fails then you will have plan 'B' in place as well that is stick some seeds in pots to plant out as soon as can. where you live maybe should be coming out of frosting now? there should be warmer air down there in the sub's, was it ground white frost or a cold front black frost, they occur about midnight and almost impossible to protect plants from, we shouldn't get anymore of them now i'd be thinking, look for cold fronts from sth/west that are going to reach sth/east here

we already have a young volunteer plant with fruit on, that will give us a stop gap to get the summer plants going, their fruit won't be mature or ripe enough to pick until autumn, we like nice sweet nutty flavour of mature ripe fruits

kents only good to store for about 6 months so these ones will need to be eaten by end of year

we share produce so shared a dew now so far, we have them stacked near front door so we don't forget when visitors leave

looks like the new season well on the way lovely days here

2 morning saw up to 30 black - yellow tailed cockies heading east, no food here for them now they devoured it all last year in the dry, never see or hear them return, can spell an early patch of rain

anyhow we are well into mulching the beds ready, got oodles of seeds in those peat thingies, seeds seem to germinate slow in them? will still plant seeds out as well
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby bubba louie » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:48 pm

I cut mine into chunks and roast them before freezing. It makes the best pumpkin soup.
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby gardenlen » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:27 am

g'day bubba,

that's a good idea, we probably will get them eaten, but. should any sart to ripen too quick, often detected when base gets a bit spongy, or juice begins to seep out, then into the oven, just expanding maybe make the soup based no cream whatever and freeze that.

suggestions growing

going to take a punt and plant our own seeds this week

many thanks take care
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby bubba louie » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:04 pm

gardenlen wrote:g'day bubba,

that's a good idea, we probably will get them eaten, but. should any sart to ripen too quick, often detected when base gets a bit spongy, or juice begins to seep out, then into the oven, just expanding maybe make the soup based no cream whatever and freeze that.

suggestions growing

going to take a punt and plant our own seeds this week

many thanks take care



I just find it easier to freeze the pumpkin. That way you can turn it into whatever type of soup takes your fancy at the time.
Curried pumpkin is our fav ATM. Use chicken stock and then throw in a can of coconut milk at the end.
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby tam » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:37 pm

Just the white ground frost Len. I am pretty sure we are over frosts here now.
I will leave it go but as you said, maybe get some seeds going in case.
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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby gardenlen » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:00 am

i like the sound of that recipe, curry is about one of my favourite food, this is peal the fuz from your tongue stuff, can't eat flour's so our curries are not white sauce things, good for the sinuses, and adding chicken stock or even chicken is something different.

we'll be putting our seeds in today, got some spag' squash put them in as well try to head start the season, just in case we do get early rain, only 6.5mm of rain this month, but winter is supposed to be dry

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Re: our jap pumpkin pick grown over winter

Postby gardenlen » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:00 am

nothing like a home grown mature vine ripened pumpkin hey, no matter variety, we made a veg soup from what we had in garden, and the pumpkin made a good pumpkin soup base without thee need to blend, nice and smooth

len
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