Microwave Squash: tips from cultivation to preparation

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Have you ever heard of a so-called microwave pumpkin? There really is! How this is grown and processed, you can find out here.

The microwave pumpkin tastes wonderful

The microwave pumpkin with the sonorous name butter cream or the technical term SC 415 F1 is certainly among the most recent plant novelties in the garden trade. Cutting the fruit, filling it and putting it in the microwave is the motto of the preparation, which even seduces children to taste delicious vegetables!

Due to their size and color, microwave pumpkins are also ideal for autumn decoration. And if the pumpkins have served their purpose as decoration, they can then be eaten without any problems.

Today I would like to show you how easy it is to grow and maintain microwave pumpkins. And on top of that, I'll also tell you how to make this delicious pumpkin properly in the microwave.

Grow the microwave marrows

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Like other ornamental squash, you must put the microwave pumpkin in the germ pot at room temperature from March onwards. Simply squeeze the seeds into the ground about 2 to 3 centimeters deep. The germination period is then in about two weeks before sprouting delicate plantlets from the ground.

After the Eisheiligen, from mid-May, you can plant the Kürbispflänzchen then in the field. Here you should keep a row distance of about 50 to 70 centimeters to the next plant. Furthermore, when relocating the microwave gourds outdoors, it is important to note that the plants are extremely sensitive to cold. So if cool nights are announced again, you should spread over the tender plantlets a garden fleece.

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If you prefer being too cumbersome, you can seed the seed directly from mid-May in the field. (Link tip: plant pumpkin - 2 options)

As far as the location is concerned, you should know that pumpkins love a sunny to slightly shady, wind-sheltered location. You can confidently use compost before sowing the seeds or plants, because pumpkins love a nutrient-rich, humus-rich soil!

Maintain microwave pumpkins properly

Fight snails:

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Even young pumpkin plants are haunted by snails. That's why you should quickly kill the snails in the early stages of planting by Apply slug pellets or set up natural snail traps.

To water:

Furthermore, the yellow-fleshed microwave gourd has a high water requirement, so you should always pour it abundantly. However, you must avoid waterlogging.

Fight weeds:

During the first time, you can also pick weeds around the pumpkin plants.

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As soon as the leaves spread over the whole area, you should prefer to put straw underfoot, which largely prevents the fruits from rotting.

Harvesting microwave squash

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The orange-striped microwave pumpkins are not very large (about 200 to 300 grams) and can therefore already be harvested about 80 days after their sowing, ie from July to September. When harvesting, however, always some stalk should remain on the pumpkin, because this extends its shelf life. (Link tip: harvest pumpkin - how it's done)

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The first pumpkins should be harvested as early as possible, so that you can still produce plenty of fruit per stick.

Prepare microwave squash

Microwave Squash: tips from cultivation to preparation: preparation

The pumpkin itself can be cut in half after harvest, spoon the seeds inside out and then cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Done is the vitamin-rich diet!

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Would you like to refine the microwave pumpkin delicious, then you should fill it for example, with minced meat or cream cheese. But you can also use the pulp in a conventional way, chutney, etc.

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