i read from the internet that pumpkin shoots can be eaten. i myself had never try it. So, i purposely keep the seeds this time for pumpkin shoots producing.
i sowed the seeds in a polystyrene box. The seeds germinated within two days. Quite fast!
See....The shoots are ready for harvest! U can wait until the 1st tendril have turn out or U can harvest it as earlier as u want...
The harvest...Peoples usually cook pumpkin shoots with coconut milk. But i do not like my vege in coconut milk. So i just simply stir fried the shoots with oyster sauce & garlic. It taste good. Please take the young shoots only. As peoples on the net said matured leaves taste like sand paper.
Pumpkin shoots are hairy, u can removed the hairy layer if u want. i just simply peel off the hairy layer using my hand, by taking a little piece and peeling down toward the other end. A long piece of hairy layer should come off. Go all around until all the hairy layer is removed.
It was worth a try.....as the shoots were tasty, pesticide free and easy to grow.After shoots harvesting, u can keep the plant for shoots producing again or u can remove the whole plant & re-sow the pumpkin seeds...since we have a lot of pumpkin seeds...
Please do keep the seeds next time if u ever buy pumpkin from the market...u can easily transform them into tasty + healthy green!