Pumpkin seeds

Charli1

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The kids are carving pumpkins tonight. Does anyone do anything with the seeds? I know some people bake them and add some kind of seasoning. If you do this, please share your recipe.
 

MichaelS

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We plant them in hopes they grow the next year. We don't always have great luck with them though. I have heard people bake them with cinnamon and sugar. Maybe we will try that this year.
 

Pinewood Acres

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We roast them with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cloves.

@MichaelS, the pumpkins at the store are probably hybrids and yeah, they're unlikely to grow from seed, at least not true to the parent plant. Grab a packet of heirloom pumpkin seeds and give it a whirl.
 

Henderson

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You mean none of you guys have seed fights? Pumpkin seeds are slippery. You're supposed to get a few in your hand, and press an individual seed between your fingertips so it pops out at your siblings, spouses, children, really just whoever is near. Go for it @Charli1. You've already got the upper the hand since your kids don't know about it.
 

greg

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I have never given much thought to how useful pumpkin seeds can be. Thanks to this thread, now I have an idea of how to experiment. I have always known that they are full of valuable nutrients and high in fiber.
 

Urban Homestead

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I throw our pumpkin seeds to the chickens. Isn't it too early to carve your pumpkin though? Halloween is still two weeks away. Won't it be a rotting mess by the time Halloween rolls around?
 
 
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