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    Default Seed Saving Circle No 8 PUMPKIN CIRCLE

    The Grapevine Seed Circle Number 8 - Pumpkin Fest

    A circle for all things Cucurbitaceae (this family includes the Pumpkins, Squashes, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Melons, Luffas etc- but for ease it'll be known as the Pumpkin Circle)


    The idea is:

    16 of us grow some Cucurbitaceae seeds for sharing out.

    Then we share them out.

    Simples .

    The idea is that this thread can become a place to share what we are growing, when it is coming up to harvesting, and where we are all with things.


    Note, plants from this family are able to cross pollinate with each other.

    The different groups within the family will not cross with each other (so your cucumbers and melons or pumpkins and courgettes can't cross etc)

    Here's some more info on the different groups
    How to Save Pumpkin Seeds: Squash, Gourds & More


    Also, post any queries or techniques that we have devised to stop cross polination and preparing the seed.

    Here's some help on preventing cross pollination
    How To Save Seed


    Ok - first job.

    Post on here which variety you feel you can save in 2011 - but if you change your mind, no worries.

    First come, first served.....

    1 - Vicky - Lady Godiva Squash, Chicago Warted Hubbard, Big Max, Achocha,
    2 - Zazen
    3 - Northepaul -
    4 - poly
    5 - Lizzy - Butternut squash
    6 - Mrs Dobby
    7 - Gillian62
    8 - Ophiopogon - Pumpkin Caspar,
    9 - Ginger ninger
    10 - Jeanied
    11 - King Carrot - Baby Bear mini pumpkin, Queensland Blue Squash, Striato d'Napoli Courgette, Wautoma Cucumber, Tamra Cucumber
    12 - Splatcat - Atlantic Giant
    13 - Frostyfreckle - Sugar Pie Pumpkin
    14 -
    15 -
    16 -


    Good luck!
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    May I join in? I'll have fat baby achocha seeds for definite. I'm not sure what else yet!

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    Sounds good! Do they really taste of green peppers when you cook them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicky View Post
    Sounds good! Do they really taste of green peppers when you cook them?
    They're similar, but not exact. They're perhaps a bit milder. I had an absolutely prolific crop this year from three vines, and I think it was one of my favorite things to grow. My freezer is filled with them, and I throw them into stirfries and chili all the time.

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    Please may I join? Although I have not had much luck growing squashes so far, I am dedicating a precious veg bed to them this year. I am planning on growing potimarron...

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    Glad to see you!

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    I'd like to join too please, I'm not sure yet what, so I'll have to get back to you on that. But probably a cucumber and a squash/pumpkin.

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    Lovely poly - you're number 4

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