October 19, 2015

Harvesting Pumpkins at My Farm

Here in the northeast, autumn is in full swing, and that means it's pumpkin picking time at my farm.

Every June, my gardeners and I plant pumpkin seeds in a corner of the farm behind my main greenhouse and cutting garden. By October, the pumpkins, squash and gourds are ready to be harvested. I always like to use seeds from various seed companies, and seeds I’ve saved from interesting and tasty pumpkins I enjoyed in years past.

Last week, we collected a nice amount of these beautifully colored cucurbits. Our seeds came from several companies, including:

Sow True Seed
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
Renee’s Garden
Seed Savers Exchange
Kitazawa Seed Company
Natural Gardening Company
Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Enjoy the photos.