Good enough to eat

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● HAR­VEST­ING pump­kins TH­ESE orange beau­ties are show­stop­ping gi­ants, along with win­ter squashes, so it’s im­por­tant not to cut them off in their prime.

Wait as long as you can be­fore you cut them, as the longer you leave them, the more they will ripen and the bet­ter they will store.

How­ever, be­ware that a harsh frost will ruin your crop so stay abreast of weather pre­dic­tions.

They should be cut with around 2.5cm of stem, wiped and left out­side so the skins dry in the sun.

Store them in a cov­ered porch or cool room in­doors.

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