Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Saving your Pumpkin Seeds

Who's an expert on almost everything?  Gail Gibbons of course!  She was the obvious choice when I knew I wanted to post on pumpkins (confession here, Whitney found the book for me, when it wasn't available when I needed it at my library she took photos and sent them to me, thanks Whit!  It's tough competing with the rest of the world for seasonal books from the library!)  Anyway, in true Gail Gibbons style The Pumpkin Book is jam packed with all kinds of pumpkin info, from pumpkin varieties to pumpkin holidays to all kinds of pumpkin fun.
I'm going to tell you right now that I think pumpkins are one of the very best things in the world.  (Please know when I'm referring to pumpkins I also feel the same way about all squash &  gourds.)  One of my favorite things about this fabulous fruit is that they come in so many shapes and sizes... and the fact that ugly is beautiful when speaking of pumpkins!  Hooray!  Ugly is Beautiful!!!
I pride myself with a quaint little weed-filled garden out back... I enjoy growing things.  But nothing in my garden brings me more joy than my pumpkins, squash & gourds.  Look at how wonderful they are!!!  (My safety professional husband is not appreciative of the tripping hazard our small porch has become... but whacha going do, cause I LOVE THE WAY MY PORCH LOOKS!)

Here's my question to you.  Do you grow your own pumpkins?  Because if you don't you should.  It's a well known fact that pumpkins are super easy to grow.  And you don't even have to buy the seeds.  You can save them!  What I'm saying is, buy a few super rad pumpkins this year... when you're through decorating with them cut them open, scoop out a few seeds, dry them and then- plant them next year!  You'll be so glad you did.

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