How to Grow a Backyard Pumpkin Patch >>>> Pumpkins come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can go really huge or itty bitty. In my garden this year, I've got a couple hills of the 'Trick or Treat' variety, which, if you hadn't guessed, is ideal for jack-o'-lanterns (remember, I'm bound and determined this year!). My third hill of pumpkins (that I just planted on Saturday) are the 'Small Sugar' variety. So what should you use? Here are some popular choices:
Growing Shaped Pumpkins – How To Grow A Pumpkin Inside A Mold
Using Pumpkin Molds: Learn About Growing Pumpkins In Molds - Looking to do something a little different with your pumpkins this Halloween? Why not try a different, very un-pumpkin-like shape? Growing shaped pumpkins will give you jack-o’-lanterns that are the talk of the town, and this article will help.
PURPLE BLUE PUMPKIN - 1) Many varieties: Queensland Blue, Australian Blue, Jarrahdale, Blue Doll & Blue Moon 2) Prized as a cooking pumpkin, recipes in link 3) They prefer full sun & warm, moderately moist summers 4) Seeds available at sustainableseedco.com
Guide to Growing Sunflowers - Covers planting and thinning sunflower seeds; common problems, pests and diseases; how sunflowers are pollinated; how to choose varieties; and how to harvest sunflower seeds.