After spending WAY too much money on pumpkins last fall I decided I should try to grow them myself this year. My parents have a lot that they will be building a new house on later this year and have a huge garden and extra space. In exchange for weeding they said I could plant pumpkin starts. Sweet! I planted two varieties: Jack o Lantern and Pumpkin Pie.
We had PERFECT growing conditions this summer: Super warm, humid, just enough rain...and lots of fertilizer. We were so excited to see our efforts rewarded with a large amount of perfect pumpkins! It was SO fun to go and harvest a bunch of them and decorate my front porch.
Lil Chick and Mama:
Easiest way to move a large amount of small to mid size pumpkins? Tossing them :)
YES we plan to carve some of the big ones in a few weeks....YES I plan to roast some of the pie pumpkins and freeze the filling (no canned pumpkin needed here!)....and YES I like my front porch looking like a pumpkin patch advertisement.
I think I shall make some more of those Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I've fallen in love with and make every autumn. Recipe is HERE.
I LOVE pumpkins!
Amanda - Vintage Dutch Girl