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Just wanted to say, as a vegan interested in off-grid living, your substack is amazing! I'm so sick of seeing people saying we need meat to survive off-grid. we don't! <3

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Hi Ben. I'm surprised that your pumpkins don't keep well. I have to admit that I've only ever had a few (self-seeded out of the previous owners compost heap) and ate them straight away. I do, however, grow butternut. I lay them out in a dry, cool place and they keep for months. They have a creamy delicious flavour and a lot more flesh than an onion pumpkin. I roast them with herbs and a little Oliver oil, in the oven or using the Actifry as an oven. They make superb soup ( I have the simplest recipe in the world, if you want it?), can be steamed and mashed, put into tarts (savoury or sweet). Same with pumpkins.

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