Crouching Jasmine, Hidden Pumpkin

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had harvested all of my pumpkins.   Well it seems that one was hiding from me and went rouge.

Kim was outside today talking to the chickens (or something like that), and happened to notice a big orange thing in our jasmine vine.

You can see it in the middle of the vine.  It is an Australian Butter Pumpkin that I must have missed.  I do remember pulling a pumpkin vine out of the creeper, but didn’t think much of it. 

It wasn’t connected to anything, just hanging there.  A few more windy days and it would have hit the ground and smashed open!

Luckily for me, it still had about 7cm of stem attached, and was undamaged.  It will store well and is about the about the same size as the other pumpkins that I harvested.

So now I can up the tally for this year to 8!  I just love pumpkin surprises.


  1. says

    Great title. My son came in only the other day with a pumpkin surprise. It was only a baby though. Still combined with a half a sweet potato it made a great soup.

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