With pumpkins growing in the garden, it’s hard to not imagine how you’re going to carve them up for Halloween. Only problem is it’s way too early to pick them so here’s an alternative…add a monogram or your first initial to the pumpkins your growing.
If you have pumpkins or other squash growing in your garden that are still the size of a small melon or softball, you can carve a letter or face into it and watch it grow.
Use an old ballpoint pen to sketch the first letter of your name into the skin of the pumpkin. Press hard enough to scrape off the top layer of the skin but don’t push the pen already into the pumpkin. If you put a hole in the pumpkin it will attract ants and other pests and will make your pumpkin rot.
The letter or drawing will “scar” as the pumpkin tries to heal itself. Come check on your pumpkin every few days and watch your initial grow. See how it changes sizes and shape as the pumpkin gets bigger and bigger.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.