Autumn has arrived with falling leaves and fresh frosty mornings, I’ve already gathered my pumpkins from the allotment to store at home and it was another great year for growing them. They happen to be my favourite crop to grow which makes a good harvest even more rewarding.
The varieties I grew this year and number harvested are as follows:
- Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkin x 6
- Sweet Dumpling winter squash x 29
- Waltham Butternut squash x 12
I’ve already used a pumpkin for making pumpkin and raisin cakes and donated my biggest pumpkin to the village show raffle.
Sweet Dumpling winter squash are absolutely delicious with a sweet nutty flavour and just so pretty too, try them roasted whole in their skin or simply chop into bite size chunks to roast with your other favourite vegetables. They’re super small and hunting for them at harvest time is so much fun!