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Pumpkin seed search has begun! It's February and the pumpkin patch is deeply covered with snow. It's been so long since we've last tended to our pumpkin plants, lovingly coaxing them to produce our beloved fruit. And, there are many months yet to pass, before we plant that first pumpkin seed or seedling. What is a pumpkin grower to do in the month of February, besides fondly recalling our past pumpkin growing exploits? Why, we energetically and optimistically look for seeds for this year, that's what we do! We look for something old, something new, nothing borrowed, and occasionally something blue.... Yes, there are blue pumpkins! If you do not have your pumpkin seeds yet, what are you waiting for!? Garden Seed & Supplies
Pumpkin Growing Tip: In addition to surfing all the online seed selling sites, contact fellow pumpkin growers. Contact garden organizations in your area. Most importantly, check out the giant pumpkin growing organizations online, the ones that hold giant pumpkin weigh offs. They can be a great source of giant pumpkin seeds with great genetics, as well as different and unique seeds. Check out giant pumpkin organizations today.
Giant Pumpkins- Every grower feels the urge to grow a giant pumpkin at least once in their lives. Those who try, often are hooked for life. The challenge is huge. While there are many varieties out there, we highly recommend you look for Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds, the granddaddy of them all.
Looking for unique and wacky seed varieties? There are over 100 varieties of pumpkin seeds. The trouble, is most seed manufacturers carry only a limited number of the most common varieties. While most seed companies carry abut 3-6 varieties, Livingston Seed Company markets the largest variety we've ever seen. They offer about twenty varieties, including: Jaradale(a blue pumpkin) Red Warty, Peanut, Howden, Cinderella, and many more. More on Livingston Seed Company
The Focus right now is upon seed selection. All to soon, we will turn our attention to germination of the seeds we are now acquiring, and preparing your patch for this year's crop of big and beautiful pumpkins. Will you directly sow pumpkin seeds into the garden? Or, will you start them indoors? Early starts are better begun indoors, where temperature and soil moisture can be best controlled. For bigger varieties, like the Atlantic Giant, we absolutely encourage you to start your plants indoors. Providing bottom heat with a germination mat is also recommended. It results in faster and more successful seed germination.
Around the World!! We've discovered pumpkins growing on six of seven continents, all except Antarctica. Like you, gardeners of the world grow them for food and for fun.
Can you guess where this pumpkin patch is?
Pumpkins and your health... Growing pumpkins is fun. Like other gardening activities, researchers tell us its therapeutic. Eating pumpkins is healthy for you. Add a little pumpkin to your diet all year long.
See a plethora of pumpkin recipes in Pumpkin Nook's Cookbook
Todays' Quiz question: Pumpkins come in many colors. Which colors
are pumpkin colors?
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