Pumpkins, too many pumpkins!

I wanted some more variety of pumpkins in my vegetable garden!
I grew all of the pumpkin plants myself, mostly from organic seeds bough through the organic gardening association VELT. And they all delivered! Plenty!

I store the pumpkins in our cool cellar, and they will keep good for months to come. I also prepare some pumpkin puree (mash) and put it in handy portions (1 cup, two cups) in the freezer. Ready to use for those occasions when I don’t have the time to cut and clean a pumpkin.

This is our collection of all the pumpkins that we harvested this year (yes, I think I overdid it a bit ;-).
Different varieties: Potiron Bleu, Uchi Kuri, Red Kuri, Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Dumpling and Butternut. And some undetermined that just grew on the compostheap.
I just harvested the butternuts today (the bottle shaped pumpkins). These are the most difficult to ripen I find. But I’m taking them inside anyway now, as it’s getting close to freezing point some nights.

uchi kuri, red kuri (and large leaved chicory)
uchi kuri, red kuri (and large leaved chicory)
Sweet Dumpling (and red cabbages and savoie cabbage)
Sweet Dumpling (and red cabbages and savoy cabbage)
Spaghetti squash, red kuri and uchi kuri
Spaghetti squash, Red kuri and Uchi kuri
Potiron Bleu, Uchi Kuri, Red Kuri, Spaghetti squash and some that just grew on the compost heap
Potiron Bleu, Uchi Kuri, Red Kuri, Sweet dumpling, Spaghetti squash and some that just grew on the compost heap
Potiron Bleu, Sweet Dumpling & Butternut
Potiron Bleu, Sweet Dumpling & Butternut

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the pumpkins (and the cat!!!) 🙂

  2. Dirk B. says:

    What a glorious harvest – and a lovely cat.

  3. Bonnie says:

    That’s a beautiful harvest! I love how the cat is posing with the pumpkins, ha.

    1. brugesvegan says:

      thanks Lyra! perfect for winter evenings

  4. Can there really be such a thing as too many pumpkins? 😉

  5. Shannon says:

    Beautiful. The kitty in your photos is a nice touch indeed. Salivating over all those squashes…autumn can’t come soon enough here!!

  6. Meghan says:

    What bounty! Gorgeous photos too. Is there such a thing as too much pumpkin though? 😉

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