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Christoph Hitz
We grow'em, we pick'em and we carve'em
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Finally a good use for the crookneck gourds....
Halloween marks the end of a long growing season in my garden. I had planted some crookneck squash, butternut squash, zucchinis, eggplant and pumpkins in early spring by sowing them from seed. The crookneck was supposed to grow into a nice little yellow squashes for stir-fries. The bees and mother nature had an entirely different plan, I soon noticed freakish orange looking pump-cinis  and zuc-kin's growing in my raised beds, in addition the crookneck gourds turned into a leathery gourds. The damned gourds definitely  had there own way of getti'n this Halloween started early. Over all I had a splendid garden year growing salads, raspberries, gooseberries, asparagus, 10 different heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, bok choi, swiss chard, leeks, beets, peppers and a wide variety of herbs. The strangest plants I planted this year had to be kiwi vines and wild ginseng. The most remembered dish this year was zucchini flower tempura.
Happy Halloween.
Deborah and Emmett carving away on the porch.
I planted the pumpkins behind my compost bins, the early ones grew into hefty 100 pounders.
Emmett liked the green side of the pumpkin, initially the face had teeth, with his best toothless voice he proclaimed "it has to be simple this year" and cut them all out.
Classic Deborah.
Ah, Yes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup.....heehaw!
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