Pumpkins not just for Jack O Lanterns

 


Pumpkins are the face of Halloween. Uh Hum. Pardon the pun. That may be what they are best known for but they are so much more. The first thing that we need to understand in order to understand pumpkin is that it is a winter squash, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. This is important information when it comes time to plan your garden for the next year. You don’t want to grow other curcubits where pumpkins have grown (or any other curcubit) for at least four years. That’s good crop rotation practice.

The reason I bring pumpkins up now instead of waiting until fall is that it is nearl...



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