Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pumpkin Storage Solutions

We have a dilemma. We grow about 50 - 70 pumpkins per annum , which in theory should feed us for a year. The problem is rot. We loose about 20% from damp. We have done the candle wax thing, the store in a cool dry place thing, store on wire racks in the dark thing, but now Dave is thinking we need to store them inside.

So if any one has any suggestions, to prevent me having old wire beds hanging from the passage celing storing about 60 pumpkins!!!! I will be very grateful.

3 comments:

M* (Melanie) said...

My only suggestion is chop them up, bake them, turn them into an amazing soup and freeze it. Another alternative is to steam/boil them, mash them and freeze them for use in scones, a side of mash or whatever pumpkin delight you like to indulge in. Of course you will need a big freezer...

Courtney said...

I don't know what you use yours for, and how you cook them, but I bake then puree all mine so that i can freeze it and use it throughout the year that way.

Leonie Guld said...

Thanks for the suggestions, the problem is the freezer is full of apples, peaches and other fruits from our orchid. I need to keep the pumpkins in their true form if possible.