Tag: growing pumpkins

My Favorite Pumpkins on Parade, Warts and All

My Favorite Pumpkins on Parade, Warts and All

Here’s a list and some photos of my favorite pumpkins and winter squash. Give them some room, water and ample composted manure and the vines will reward you with the goods to make soup, pies, gratins, and side dishes all winter long. Galeux d’Eysines pumpkin, […]

Confessions of a Pumpkinhead

Confessions of a Pumpkinhead

Hi, my name is Tom and I’m a bona fide pumpkinhead. Yes, I admit it; I’m a man who loves the genus Cucurbita. Whether pepo, moschato, or maxima, they’re all pumpkins to me. Food for the body, sustenance for the soul, candy for the eye, […]

Sweet Meat Squash: Stores Well, Tastes Great

Sweet Meat Squash: Stores Well, Tastes Great

If I only had one culinary pumpkin or winter squash to grow,  Sweet Meat would be it. For some varieties, beauty is only skin deep. Their color, size and weight may impress, but the flavor falls short. Sweet Meat not only has a creamy dense texture, but its flavor is […]

Galeux d’Eysines Pumpkin: You Had Me at Hello

Galeux d’Eysines Pumpkin: You Had Me at Hello

I’m not sure when I first fell in love with growing things. It’s a fascination I can’t recall not having. Of all the things I’ve grown or now grow, pumpkins seem the most magical to me. A teardrop-shaped seed the size of a thumbnail erupts […]