Wednesday 20 October 2010

Weather watch wednesday week 42...and introducing 'The Mumpkin'.

The weather has been pretty stable over the last week. A little rain but usually in the late afternoon and evenings so it hasn't effected us too much although mostly the days have been overcast and dreary...adding to that the fact that the days are becoming short very quick make it quite oppressive.

Today however bloomed clear, bright and sunny...and
with that our first frost. It wasn't a heavy frost and was more above the ground than on it but there was definitely a bite to the air with the morning temperature being only three degrees!!

Pumpkin soup and roasted pumpkin seeds...this came from just one pumpkin..oh and there were twice the amount of seeds before the kids got their hands on them!

I spent the day staying toasty inside by doing some cooking, it's on those cold days when I love to cook and the house fills with warmth and lovely aromas...on the menu today was pumpkin soup and roasted pumpkin seeds. I have never grown or eaten pumpkins before but I have to say I am happy with the results and will be growing them again next year!!

And now for the 'Mumpkin' people...I did not miss-spell the title of the post...check out the photo be;low and see what you think!

This started out it's life as an ordinary marrow but grew up to be rather orange. I haven't cut it open yet but when I do I will let you know what colour the flesh is. My nephew decided we should call it a 'Mumpkin'.

So there you have it...the 'mumpkin' has been brought to life. I am thinking about saving some of the seeds to see if they will grow like this again. Anyone else had some weirs happenings on their allotment??



  1. I've got two of these! I love the name mumpkins, I kept calling them 'pumpkins that thought they were marrows' a bit too long winded! I read that pumpkin seeds are prone to cross pollination and they will probably be inedible. Let us know how you go.

  2. I tried growing pumpkins once but wasn't very successful. I've never had pumpkin soup but it sounds yummy.
    That will be interesting to see if your mumpkin grows like that again.

  3. Wow, looks like a cross between a zucchini and a pumpkin, perhaps a pucchini or a zumpkin! I love pumpkin soup.

  4. We love roasted pumpkin or squash seeds. Have not tried pumpkin soup but I am sure it is great. As for your marrow, I wonder if they just turn that color when they get older? Or maybe it is a cross?

  5. It was very cold here yesterday, though we still haven't had a frost. It's warmed up a little today I'm glad to say.

  6. Can pumpkins and marrows cross pollinate I wonder. Maybe you have invented a new vegetable - try a cucumber and a melon next and maybe you'll get a melumber!


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