Growing pumpkins is a big part of Zambian farmers in Zambia, not just for the pumpkins themselves but for the delicious leaves. My parents mix the pumpkin and maize seeds when planting. I really enjoyed the tender leaves when I visited home. (By the way, my mother has to collect the leaves for me as I tell that that I am allergic to entering the field. I am glad that she humors me and does the collecting for me 🙂
- Pumpkin type 1
2. Pumpkin type 2
3. Pumpkin type 3
My parents usually have a bumper harvest of pumpkins and they give various relatives. Personally, I don’t bother about the pumpkins but just eat the leaves whether fresh or dry. Pumpkin leaves are definitely my favorite rain season produce.