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Growing Squash and Pumpkins

There’s no question that squash and pumpkins are among most everyone's favorite vine crops. However, even the most experienced of gardeners, with the most nimble of green thumbs, can be afflicted by dropping fruit.It can be very frustrating to see all of our hard work falling off the vine to ...

Hello Fall

Fall will soon be here. If I'm not mistaken, summer turns into fall this coming Friday. The weather forecast here still shows summer-like weather well into next week, but I know that will soon change. Before long, I will be doing the dreaded: changing the clothes in the closet. Dragging my ...

Halloween Candy and Teal Pumpkins

This time of year, I think about Halloween. Sometimes I think about it a little too much. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make homemade sugar cookies with orange icing to pass out to trick-or-treaters. These days, if you get something homemade, it gets thrown away because it isn't ...

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are delicious and good for you. They are high in Magnesium, Iron and protein. For years we discarded ours as we processed pumpkins from the garden. This fall we realized that we have been throwing away usable (and yummy!) food all this time, so no more!Here’s an easy ...

Pumpkin Harvest Time

When the nights start to feel chilly and the calendar rolls around to September it means one thing at our house: time to harvest winter squash. Last year we grew over 150 pounds of pumpkin and winter squash. This year we aimed for 200 pounds, but we fell far short. Pumpkin is a staple at our ...

Pumpkins Rock!

For years, I’ve held a firm belief that pumpkins are one of the most fun and useful squash varieties in existence. These guys provide tasty pie, they can be carved into wicked Halloween decorations, and their innards are packed with seeds that can be roasted into a healthy snack. While I ...

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