October - - A Pumpkin's Time to Shine !!!
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In what has become an almost annual Fall event, there' s new world
record weight for giant pumpkins again this year. Fueled by a
willingness to share "how to grow" secrets, and an almost universal
belief that "I can grow a world record pumpkin", the record is destined
to fall again and again.
new world record pumpkin and who grew it.
Pumpkins Aglow.... Fall arrives all too quickly. It bursts upon the
scene, and slowly turns everything ablaze in fall colors. Perhaps, the brightest
blazing objects, are pumpkins. These big, bright, orange orbs are glowing
now.... just for you. Celebrate Fall, pumpkins and Halloween at our sister
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Ripening Green Pumpkins - We all want our pumpkins to
be a bright orange for decorating, outdoor displays, and certainly for
our carved pumpkins on Halloween night. But, sometimes Mother Nature
doesn't ripen them in time. Luckily for you, there's away to help turn
those green and partly green pumpkins into the traditional orange
pumpkin color. Learn
How to Ripen Green Pumpkins.
Enjoying the Harvest - Harvesting the first few fruits and
vegetables was a real joy. In short order, we went from a few Zucchini
and a couple heads of lettuce to more tomatoes, corn other
veggies than we can possibly handle. While the production and variety coming
out of your garden may now be dwindling, chances are, you are still harvesting
far more than you can use. What you need is more different and unique
May we suggest........
Garden Recipe Tip of the Day: To avoid getting cut when chopping or
slicing vegetables, let someone else hold the vegetables........
Back to Houseplants As we edge closer to the first frost, it is time
to select the plants that you will bring indoors to grow as houseplants.
If you haven't done so before, try a few herbs. Ones like basil, chives and
oregano are good candidates to grow in your home. In addition to being
good houseplants, you can use them in the kitchen all winter long.
The Apple Season is Now! There's something about
a sunny, crisp autumn day, that draws you and your family to the apple
orchard, to pick fresh, juicy and crisp apples. There's no shortage of
varieties. So, you can pick ones perfect for eating fresh, or for use in
all of your favorite apple recipes.
Composting .... Don't throw out those dead garden plants. Don't
put the leaves by the curb....... compost them.
Collect your garden waste, along the weeds and other plant matter. Turn
it into rich garden soil for next season. The best gardens are grown by gardeners
who make their own compost.
More on Composting
How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin - Whether you are going out to a pumpkin
patch, or to a roadside stand, see our pumpkin picking tips on selecting
the absolutely perfect pumpkin. See
Gardening Tips for October
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Today's Garden Quote:
"I never met a Pumpkin I didn't like!" - - Author Unknown
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