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Cucurbitas: Winter Squash and Pumpkins

Cucurbitas: Winter Squash and Pumpkins

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One of the best things about fall and winter seasons is that we get to eat seasonal foods--root vegetables, winter squash and pumpkins, brassicas, cool-weather greens, apples, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, all sorts of nuts and more. Most of these foods store well, so we are able to enjoy them during the cold weather. I especially like winter squash and pumpkin; their bright orange and yellow flesh brightens our meals and nourishes us. Here are a few that I have grown, or are easy to get at your farmers' markets, local farm stands, organic markets and even the grocery store.

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Giant Pumpkin Growing Started Small

Giant Pumpkin Growing Started Small

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The giant pumpkins we see at today’s weigh-offs have their roots in contests that date back more than 150 years. If you’re dreaming of growing a giant pumpkin this season, here’s a little historical inspiration on how it all got started.

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Pumpkintime

Pumpkintime

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It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme!

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Giant Pumpkins Weigh-Off at Topsfield Fair

Giant Pumpkins Weigh-Off at Topsfield Fair

The New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair was held earlier this month, with a massive 1,900 pound pumpkin taking the first place prize.

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I am a new member just trying to successfully grow a vegetable and flower garden using three 600 gallon circular smartpots and a 3'x22' in ground space. Right now my concern are the pumpkin plants. I...

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Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

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Here's a breakdown of four common "Cucurbit" groups.

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Use Winter Squash for Halloween

Use Winter Squash for Halloween

Pumpkins are the traditional decorating choice for Halloween, but why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Here are three unusual winter squash varieties to adorn your autumn table.

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Video: A Pumpkin Portfolio

Video: A Pumpkin Portfolio

Will you be carving a pumpkin this year? Get in the Halloween spirit with this video tour of some novel creations.

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The Life and Death of a Pumpkin

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin

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Here's a short horror film that gardeners can love: a look at our annual Halloween ritual from the victim's perspective.

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Pumpkins as a marketing tool?  Why not?

Pumpkins as a marketing tool? Why not?

My family loves carving and decorating jack o' lanterns!   We buy the small pie pumpkins to paint, and the larger pumpkins to carve.  This year, my favorite hamburger place...

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Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

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In October, pumpkins are everywhere. You can carve them, of course, but you can also eat them. And of course you can grow your own.

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Attack of the Killer Pumpkins

Attack of the Killer Pumpkins

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When I began vegetable gardening in earnest eight years ago, I was not aware of the dangers lurking in my garden plot.  I am not talking about chemicals, fertilizers, or animals of the creepy...

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Pumpkins: Beyond Halloween

Pumpkins: Beyond Halloween

Everyone likes to carve pumpkins for Halloween. Pumpkins also make great eating. If you can grow squash, you can grow pumpkins. Get suggestions for growing and using them.

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Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

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If you grow winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, garlic, and hot peppers, you effectively extend your gardening season well into the fall and winter.

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How to Grow Pumpkins

How to Grow Pumpkins

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Pumpkins don't have to turn into jack-o-lanterns, says William Brown, who shares his expertise on growing this prolific and nutritious "king of the vegetables." What you don't carve, you can serve in many ways.

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