Last summer we grew our first pumpkins. Having never grown them before, we weren’t quite prepared for how the plant literally took over the garden. The runners seemed to grow inches overnight! For all that, we were gifted with three pumpkins – two of a grey variety, and one of a patchy green variety. We picked them back in May, but didn’t eat them until two months later. The grey pumpkins have been rather starchy with not much sweetness, but the green one was absolutely wonderful, full of sweetness that we couldn’t quite believe. We certainly enjoyed our pumpkin soup that week.