Pumkin seeds

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Sue G

Pumkin seeds

I have a large amount of seeds and was thinking about growing my own next year.

Daft question is, what do i do with the seed? Do i leave them to dry out and then store them?
Also when do you start to grow them ready for next year, or can you grow them all year round.
Thanks
Sue G

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Guacamole

big seeds

Watch where you put them ;) No help, but I have a habit of throwing seeds into my window boxes. Got a few nice citrus and avocado plants this way. I am a bit worried for next spring though cos the watermelons have started growing!!!!

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Inastew

Pumpkin Seeds

Hi, Sue G
I've grow pumpkins quite often and they are lovely to work with, so easy and so rewarding. Are your seeds bought, or are they from a pumpkin you had? If the latter they might not grow well, especially if the pumpkin was an F1 hybrid. This link might help you as to sowing times.
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Grow-Your-Own-Veg/Veg-A-to-Z/Marrow,-courgette,-squash-and-pumpkin-(1)"grow

Good Luck and you can look forward to lots of soup, chutney, bread, and all the other zillions of things to do with Pumpkins!

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Biggles !

Pumpkins

Hi Sue,
dry the seeds and store in a paper bag till next spring. We sow in seed pots and then plant out when ready. We grew our charentaise melons very successfully under the squash / pumpkin this year. The squash stopped the melon plants from becoming scorched. They spread a lot, great for weed suppression :0)

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John S.

Seeds.

As "Inastew" said, if the saved seeds are from a hybrid pumpkin and you plant them next season you will not get the same variety of pumpkin, the seeds will produce a variety of pumpkin that was used in the cross pollination to produce the pumpkin you got the seeds from.

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Sue G

pumpkin seeds

Hi,

Thanks everyone for your help.
The seeds are from a pumpkin.

I will have a look at the link you posted.

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Jay

Pumpkins

If you plant any of the seeds make sure they are not flat side up because they will accumulate damp and there is a good chance that they will rot. Put them vertically into the compost - or, if you are not sure which way is up, on their sides.

Good luck. It's always fun to see what comes up. It may not be what the original plant was but it's usually edible!

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SusanM

Pumpkin seeds

I do not have a garden to grow Pumpkins in but would like to dry the seeds to eat . So how do I do it ?

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Sue G

Pumpkins seed

Hi Susan M,

will ask hubby when he get home late tonight, got another one today and he said to keep the seeds as he would like to roast them.

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Sue G

pumpkin seed to eat

Hello SusanM,

while waiting for hubby to finish work been looking on google found a site allrecipes.com
I will have a try at just roasting mine with a little oil and might try some with sugar.

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JAMES

Slightly off the topic but.....

when Im pecking I love eating pumpkin seeds, or sunflower ones, just from a little bowl. I buy then in holland and barrat.

Far happier with that than a piece of chocolate.

x

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Tooodlepips

"Far happier with that than a piece of chocolate."

Freak!!! ;-)

 
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