Meghan on pumpkin

How to grow
The pumpkin was bigger than a human head. I knew that I needed a lot of space, but I didn’t know how much space I needed. It became this big tangle. It was one of the sunniest spots of the raised bed. From seedling I dug a little hole and planted it there and that was that. It was actually very low maintenance. It became massive very quickly so we hardly even noticed it, the pumpkin itself and went away on holiday in August for 2 weeks and came back and it was big.

Meghan on Pumpkin

We had pumpkin soup for a few days. I fried onions in coconut oil and then added chopped up pumpkin and cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of salt and a bit of pepper. Fresh coriander. Blend it up. It was good.

How to save seed
When we were preparing the pumpkin to eat I scooped the seeds out, put them in a pot and let them soak overnight, then put them in the strainer. They were still quite slimy and didn’t dry off for ages so then I put them in the oven, on really low temperature to dry them off.