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    7 Great Pumpkins for the Northwest

    As fall swiftly approaches in the Pacific Northwest I start to look forward to harvesting pumpkins. In my area there are several places to purchase pumpkins for fall eating and…

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    Celebrate the Last Harvests of Summer

    Niki Jabbour, the veggie-gardening wizard (and author of several terrific books on gardening) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, sent in these gorgeous photos of her last of the summer harvests from…

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    6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins

    The pumpkins that caused so much excitement at Halloween are typically tossed away after the fun is over. But that old gourd can still be put to use. Here are…

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    Cucurbitas: Winter Squash and Pumpkins

    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,…

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    How to Build a Pumpkin Tower

    Want to make a big splash this fall? Make a pumpkin tower!

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    Giant Pumpkin Growing Started Small

    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,…

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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…

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    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.

  • How-To

    How to Grow Pumpkins

    Easy steps to growing the king of vegetables

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    A Happy Halloween from Garden Photo of the Day

    Happy Halloween, garden ghosts! We have a special treat today from Pam Wittenburg out in California, and I won't be surprised if some of you start a new yearly tradition…