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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pumpkin and Watermelon Havested the Same Week

It was really strange to be gathering up watermelon and pumpkin from my garden the same week. I must have planted the pumpkin too early and the watermelon too late!  Today  I'm  making watermelon rind preserves so I can make this final watermelon of the season last into the fall. The first step to making the preserves took a while because I had to peel and cut the rind up small 1" pieces and now those pieces are soaking in salt water (a 5 hr soak). I can't wait to taste the final product. I've never tried watermelon rind preserves before. Hope it's good.

I had on a few small sugar pumpkins to harvest. I haven't had much luck growing them organically. It was a big disappointment.  But I took my small harvest & immediately cooked the pumpkins, made a couple of pies and froze the rest.

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