It’s here! Tonight we get to go trick-or-treating! I’m so hyper about it that I can barely control myself. Even our jack-o-lanterns are ready for the night’s festivities!
Today’s tip is really for tomorrow morning.
After all the Halloween fun is over, too many people just toss their friendly carved pumpkins into the trash!
DON’T DO IT!
Instead, bury the carved guy in the garden or toss it into a compost heap! The pumpkin will decay quickly and help liven up your dirt or compost with lots of yummy things!
And whatever you do, don’t put it in the attic and save it for next Halloween!
It’s bragging day! I’m bragging about our big fat pumpkins!
And to think they started from one tiny seed just a few months ago. When we first started our garden, I was told by a “garden guru” to be sure to include pumpkins. He said, they’re easy to grow and boy was he right!
Pumpkins are like orange monsters that come in all types, colors and sizes. We planted seeds that were labeled Giant Pumpkins hoping they’d grow BIG!
Pumpkin vines love having tons of room to sprawl out. After 10 weeks, the first flowers start to bloom. They’re usually yellow and big. The bees often cruise by and help pollinate the pumpkins. And then you see it! The small pumpkin starts to form.
In late July and August the pumpkins start to pop up all over the place. The orange balls start to grow at super speed. By the end of August, it’s like having our very own pumkin-mania! Totally cool.
I feel very proud of our great big fat pumpkins. The jumbo pumpkins are so big I can’t do anything with them but smile at them!
I do know that people enter their giant pumpkins into contests and perhaps next year we’ll try to win a blue ribbon at the state fair but until then we’re just going to enjoy sitting around with our pumpkins!
I took a deep breath and decided to ask why? Why would this pumpkin be better than another one? I quickly turned the stress into a fun seeking game. I decided to be smart about it and use my head…really use my head.
We now choose pumpkins that are the same size as our heads. Of course, if you want bigger pumpkins, you could find pumpkins as big as your arm. Smaller pumpkins could be the size of your foot or hand.
This idea makes hunting through the patch really fun. You have to bend down to see if your head matches or lift the pumpkins up.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.