What are the pros? bad soil, little rain - grew!
What are the cons? large seed cavity
Our new place had no topsoil, lots of gravel, and compaction. I pickaxed a garden space, planted bush beans the first season. By the second season I had incorporated mulch into the soil. These were planted and grew! And grew, and grew, rooting at every node. The vines eventually got powdery mildew, but they grew six beautiful teardrop-shaped pumpkins. Tan after curing, they were stored under a bed. They made great pies and mashed squash, even roasted the seeds. My only dislike(besides the hugeness of the vines) is the ratio of meat to cavity. These are delicious and hardy as heck - just need to be bred for more meat. Anyone with difficult growing conditions should consider giving these a try.
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