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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #120 on: October 17, 2017, 05:41:08 PM »
This is more of a caveat than anything.  Finally this year I was able to grow a modest batch of pumpkins (Baby Pam), and also bought a bunch from farmer friend (New England Pie Pumpkin).  The main reason is that pumpkin flesh and seeds are useful in repelling and defeating worms/parasites in many types of livestock, and here that would be goats.

So, after using a couple of pumpkins for goat feed, I had carefully laid out seeds in a monolayer, and when I thought they were dry, carefully put them in jar with loose-fitting lid.  Well, they apparently weren't dry enough, as when I glanced at them today, they were covered with black flecks forming, and were mostly stuck together.  Yikes!  Had to toss it all in trash and what a sad lesson in not hurrying along the drying process.

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #121 on: October 17, 2017, 08:27:11 PM »
This is more of a caveat than anything.  Finally this year I was able to grow a modest batch of pumpkins (Baby Pam), and also bought a bunch from farmer friend (New England Pie Pumpkin).  The main reason is that pumpkin flesh and seeds are useful in repelling and defeating worms/parasites in many types of livestock, and here that would be goats.

So, after using a couple of pumpkins for goat feed, I had carefully laid out seeds in a monolayer, and when I thought they were dry, carefully put them in jar with loose-fitting lid.  Well, they apparently weren't dry enough, as when I glanced at them today, they were covered with black flecks forming, and were mostly stuck together.  Yikes!  Had to toss it all in trash and what a sad lesson in not hurrying along the drying process.

ilinda, something to watch out for...Good to know...
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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2018, 07:30:42 PM »
Somewhere here on the TH, I have mentioned the Bradford watermelon, an heirloom that has fallen out of favor with commercial production due to its thinner skin and shorter shelf life--it does not ship well.  All of that piqued my curiosity so I grew some this year.

Attached is a pic of a 48 pound Bradford watermelon, which was heavy enough that as I was moving (dragging) it from the garden, it slipped out of my grasp, bumped the ground, and a tiny split developed, thus I had to immediatley begin processing it.  By that I mean, drying a lot of it, and feeding a lot more to the goats.

It is sweet, crisp, and easy to grow--much easier than the Blacktail Mountain which had been developed to grow in temperatures as low as the upper 30's.  I'll take this Bradford any day.

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Re: SEEDS, started by Yowbarb 2010
« Reply #123 on: September 24, 2018, 04:48:03 AM »
That's a monster Ilinda!  Thanks for sharing about it  :)

 

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