Archive for the 'Pumpkins' Category

How To Grow Pumpkins

April 1st, 2010 by John Wolfe

With pumpkin seed planting weather almost upon us, I found a few tips for growing pumpkins that will be fit to grace your Halloween display. If you’re a newbie at growing your own gourds, don’t feel bad–I’m right there with you. However, I am making a commitment this year to starting my own pumpkin patch with seeds I saved from 2008′s Halloween jack-o-lanterns.

It should be a lot of fun to finally grow my own, plus it’ll keep me motivated to deweed the yard more often.

Source: YT user, ehowgarden

For more tips on growing pumpkins for Halloween, you might want to checkout this article at Gardening Know How and also this one at Informed Democracy.

Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

January 22nd, 2010 by John Wolfe

The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze is an incredible display in New York’s Hudson Valley, containing thousands of carved pumpkins and “Funkins” (synthetic carvable pumpkins).

Source: YT user, tattooloo

Man, they have some cool Halloween attractions throughout the Northeast! I used to live back there as a kid, but as an adult who’s lived in the Desert Southwest for almost twenty-years, I’ve forgotten just how gussied up that region gets for fall.