Looking for a simple, sweet Halloween treat? Top creamy pumpkin-flavored puddings with a swirl of light, fluffy meringue for a ghostly effect. Decorate with little candy eyes to complete the cute mini Caspers' look.
Squash, leafy greens and onions are the top edibles that millennials plant organically, according to The Home Depot’s 2015 Fall Gardening Survey. Lauren and Josh Swanson were surprised by this pumpkin plant that sprouted in the middle of their Texas yard.
For chic fall flair, tuck pansies into pumpkin pots. You can either plant directly into a pumpkin that you’ve hollowed out, or slip a potted pansy into a pumpkin, which may help the pumpkin to last a little longer. Remember to choose pumpkins that stand up straight if you plan to draft them as pansy pots.
Pumpkin was a food staple for the Native Americans around Plymouth, and they shared the knowledge of how to grow it with the Pilgrims. While some early pumpkins were actually types of winter squash, some were similar in appearance to the classic New England pie pumpkin.
The Pilgrims grew pumpkins that also looked like this short ribbed beauty. This is a moschata type of squash and was grown for both people and livestock to munch. Moschata pumpkins store well, providing a source of fresh food in winter. ‘Long Island Cheese’ pumpkin dates to the early 1800s and is a coveted pumpkin for pie making due to its nearly stringless flesh.