15 January 2006

Making Pumpkins

Tickling the flower. Now to wait.
The pumpkin plants in our vegetable patch have grown over a large area, and look as if they want to take over the back yard. There are plenty of flowers, but the heat tends to scare away the bees.
Lana's parents have shown the children how to do the work of the bees by finding the male flowers, peeling away the petals, and then finding a female flower to transfer the pollen by "tickling the flower".
It works! A number of pumpkins have started growing and we are checking the progress regularly.
When one is ready we will be making pumpkin damper, pumpkin scones and pumpkin soup. Yummo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum! I hope you post recipes.