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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 05:52 PM

I've been growing little pumpkins for a couple years. Most average about 4" across. I like finding the smallest one every year. This year there were a few about 2". The smallest is 1 1/2".

 

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 06:56 PM

A lot of folks go the other way for the largest! I think you have cornered the market on the smallest!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Potato gun ammo?


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Very neat!
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Posted September 11, 2015 - 08:49 PM

:dancingbanana: You know how all those birds sit facing the same way on that wire. You represent the one that faces the other way don't you. LOL!!!! Now the garden club has to start a miniature vegetable class at the fair. 4H will never be the same again...., I wonder if they will start this as another chapter in the FFA classes? I'm not even touching the shortest pickle thing.............. LMAO!!!!!

 

Now thats funny right there.....


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 09:11 PM

I had some pumpkins growing once so I put them into a glass quart jar. Filled the jar quite nicely!


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Dad had some real mini's one year, not as small as that but........................ I put a sign on them.  Check out the specially grown "micro" pumpkins.  

 

He sold more than if I didn't put the sign out.  


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:50 PM

Not trying for the smallest, but I have a nice crop coming on of pie pumpkins.
Not looking to set any records, just fill the freezer.

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Posted September 12, 2015 - 05:37 AM

Are this pumpkins just for decoration or can you eat them, too?



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Posted September 12, 2015 - 01:36 PM

Are this pumpkins just for decoration or can you eat them, too?

They are mostly shell and seeds. It would take one or two dozen to make a pie. :wave:


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Posted September 12, 2015 - 02:59 PM

Are this pumpkins just for decoration or can you eat them, too?

The ones I grow(pie pumpkins) are specifically bred for food. They have a thicker shell than pumpkins grown as ornamentals and jack o lanterns, thus producing more flesh.
Pumpkin is a form of squash and makes great soups and hot dishes. The seeds can be roasted and eaten like nuts.
They are also used in desert dishes through winter holidays.
Pumpkin pie is traditional for Thanksgiving day and Christmas.
Though I prefer sweet potato pie for those holidays, I am real fond of pumpkin bar deserts.

Edited by JD DANNELS, September 12, 2015 - 03:04 PM.

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