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This past season I grew my pumpkins in the orchard, which was a great idea, giving them plenty of space to spread out in, and a lovely moist mulch to dig their toes into.
Perhaps not such a great idea was to plant my spaghetti squash in the orchard as well.
While I thought I'd planted them far enough apart for there not to be too much in the way of cross-pollination, the bees obviously had other ideas, as I discovered when I cut into one of the younger pumpkins last week and discovered its flesh had a distinctive, stringy consistency, visible here as translucent spots. This stringiness disappeared when cooked though, and the pumpkin still tasted great.

 


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