Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Halloween in July! Pumpkin Harvest!

I am growing pumpkins in the garden. I started an early crop so I could have fun in the summer when I get autumn-itis  and also so I could harvest the seeds if it was a good crop and replant in July for my October pumpkin patch. This gave me a great opportunity to put my autumn on - 

Here's how my autumn day in June began - 

It was fun growing a crop of pumpkins ahead of time to be able to enjoy the process of tumbling vines and pumpkins ripening but also to see if the seeds would be good for a new crop for October. I planted seeds from one of them and hope to get the autumn crop going. In the mean time, lots of fun playing with these babies.

Roasting the seeds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt (I also add barbecue spice mix). Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

You can toss them with cinnamon sugar or parmesan and garlic salt, butter and ranch seasoning powder, or buffalo sauce, butter and ranch seasoning powder. 

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