Butter scotch pumpkin, Hawk’s claws chillies, etc…

Was trying to dig out an azalea plant to make space for the ‘Southern Cross’…   
Slipped, fell over and hit my head on the concrete steps… 
Next thing I knew was the sound of my own heavy breathing…
My missus came over to look me up…
Lucky thing, it was only a minor cut on the right side of the head…
Lesson learned: be careful and wear the safety helmet while working… 
(I often do so, actually, and today was one of the few instances that I didn’t…)

Anyway, am happy to be able to do some harvesting…
My missus bought a butter scotch pumpkin last year from the farmers’ market…
We like the taste of it and kept some seeds…
Am delighted that the plants produced 6 large pumpkins…
This one weighs about 900 grams… not too bad…

Similarly, we kept some seeds from the winter melon that we bought from the farmers’ market last year…
We manage only one fruit, however… 1.7 kilograms…

The first time I ever planted potatoes years ago, we harvested over 11 kilograms from one kilogram of seeds…
Subsequent plantings were rather measly…
This time, only 3 kilograms from one kilogram of seeds…
Reason? I did not fully dry the cut-up seeds before I planted them, so most of them rotted…
Chillies this season… not too bad although it could be better… 
These finger-sized ones are called ‘Taka no tsume’, aka ‘Hawk’s claws’…
They are spicy and they taste good…
I got some okra seeds from my younger brother in Malaysia last year…
And I must say that they have adapted very well to our potager…
These are the last of the harvests for this season… 
Compared to the Japanese okras, these are gigantic…
Some of them were about 30 centimeters long…
And they were tender, super delicious and combine very well with curries… 
Will certainly grow them again next spring…
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23 Responses to Butter scotch pumpkin, Hawk’s claws chillies, etc…

  1. maia says:

    How easily accidents can happen. Good that you didn't end up with some serious injuries.Nice crops in the garden, a little of everything.

  2. Matron says:

    Does the butter scotch pumpkin get its name from a sweet taste? or from the colour? sounds really interesting.

  3. Lrong says:

    maia… yes, thank god for that…matron… I guess, probably from the color…

  4. rainfield61 says:

    Butter scotch pumpkin, Hawk's claws chillies, fall, and "Ang Mo Lao".

  5. Jeannie says:

    I never ceased to be amazed by all the crops you'd harvested from your garden, not to mention envious too! I only have a measly looking basil and flower plant that have yet to produce any flowers lol!

  6. Liz says:

    Your produce looks just perfect – those chillies are amazingly uniform. The curly okra photographed beautifully.

  7. Lrong says:

    rainfield61… a rather grotesque "Ang Mo Lao", that is…Jeannie… sorry, I had to laugh a little… let us hope that we can get to see the flowers soon…Liz… thank you for dropping by… we love those chillies….

  8. Bom says:

    Good to hear that your fall wasn't anything more serious. You have to be more careful.We love butterscotch pumpkin. We just roast ours in the oven with a bit of brown sugar and a drizzle of butter and balsamic vinegar. The kids love it.Wonderful harvest, Lrong.

  9. cathy@home says:

    Hi Lrong, I am glad you are allright.I have a question do you cut back your okra plants or do you pull them out?Cathy

  10. Lrong says:

    Bom…oh, we have not tried cooking butter scotch pumpkin that way… with a mix of butter and vinegar, I imagine it would taste good… I will certainly be more careful… cathy@home… I just pulled out the plants two days ago… would have liked to trim them down, but they will probably not survive the winter cold…

  11. Malar says:

    Ouch! Be more careful next time!That's very good harvest!

  12. Lrong says:

    malar… will certainly do so…

  13. Oh no! Glad to hear you are alright! I've not been blogging so much lately… Working a lot! Studying also… About gardening. Going to post a list of questions when we get back from Miazaki…. Leaving tomorrow.

  14. Lrong says:

    Connie… I read your post about your being busy… don't work too hard… :)Enjoy your time at Miyazaki…

  15. Don't forget the helmet this weekend! Lucky your sweeto haato has a good 6th sense sensing you are in trouble. 30cm okra? Really…very curious. Never saw okra pod that long.

  16. Lrong says:

    Malay-Kadazan girl… will surely not forget to do so… after reading your comment, I went to the store room to take a look at the two pods I kept for seeds… wooh, one measured almost 40 cm… maybe photos in the next post?

  17. º°♥❤ Olá, amigo!❤ Boa colheita… e cuide-se para não se acidentar novamente.º°❤ Bom fim de semana!Beijinhos.♥❤ Brasil

  18. Lrong says:

    Ines… thank you very much for your comment…

  19. lina says:

    Okras, just blanched and eaten with "budu" is my favourite way to enjoy the vegetable. ;)Oh dear about the accident. Good thing it wasn't anything bad. Do take care and stay safe, Lrong!

  20. dew says:

    I am quite surprised that you grow potatoes from seeds. It's wonderful!Last few days, I harvested turnips more than potatoes as I have written b4 that my potatoes do not give me much harvest!Nice posts always.

  21. Lrong says:

    lina…thank god it was just a little cut… will certainly take care…dew… 'seeds' as in the 'tubers' themselves which my missus bought from the store…am happy for your turnips…

  22. Autumn Belle says:

    I never thought of wearing a helmet in my garden. But it is a good safety precaution. I too have trippd and fallen while working in my garden. Glad to know you are ok now.

  23. Lrong says:

    AB… on top of gloves, helmet, safety goggles too… 🙂

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