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Naked Seeds


  Who would have thought? If I had pumpkins with naked seeds I wouldn’t have to hull them. The down side is that I would eat more and add too many healthy calories… If I find these seeds without hulls - will  I be able to resist? They must be hybrids. I was wondering just last week […]

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Raw Pumpkin snacks


Nothing but good nutrition here. Spice up some pumpkin sticks and eat to your heart’s content. Everyone’s big on carrot and celery sticks, so why not pumpkin? They take on almost any flavour. They don’t brown like raw potatoes (which I enjoy a little each time I peel some for a meal), they don’t dry […]

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Unusual Pumpkin Seeds


As many years as I’ve grown my own pumpkin from my own self-harvested seed, I haven’t seen any this big. They come from the ugly yellow, hybrid variety that I was so mad about this last summer. As the economy looks ever more like an impending collapse, I keep trying to become more independent. Sooner or […]

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My Fight with the Yellow Pumpkin


I called Pike seed and got an answering machine in their Calgary office. They’ve changed their name to McKenzie seeds since I bought this package of pumpkin seeds that has me so unhappy. Notice the green stem and rich orange coloring.     They never called me back. In the meantime the stupid yellow pumpkins […]

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OK, I changed my mind


Instead now I am happy about my corn. When I pulled the first two cobs off I couldn’t really tell what was going on underneath the vines of pumpkins. Most of the corn stalks have 3 (!) corn cobs where I usually get 1. Hey…my corn plants are loaded! Then in addition to those cobs […]

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