Photo: Baby Pam pumpkins (also called pie pumkins)
Last fall, my daughter asked if we could grow pumpkins! It was a little late for last year, but I put pumpkins on the list for this year! I ended up growing four different kinds of pumpkins/winter squash. And they ALL grew well!!!
Photo: Red Kuri squash
I was hoping for a good crop as any extra pumpkins I could always feed to the chickens. They have devoured all of our extra produce that we have given them this summer. They weren't thrilled with green beans but gobbled up the zucchini, tomatoes, and kale. Pear and peach skins they eat like candy. The chickens even pick watermelon rinds clean! So I figure they will eat pumpkins, too and save on feed costs.
Photo: Green and white striped cushaws - a popular winter squash in our area.
You all were so good at giving me ideas for using kale and zucchini, I thought maybe you would do the same for pumpkin! I have some favorite recipes that I'll share but I would love to try your recipes as well! I'd especially like to see some main dish recipes featuring pumpkin/winter squash! Thanks!
Photo: Sweet Dumpling acorn squash