Will you be pumpkining this fall?
I know I will! Now that I am done with cucumbers I am letting our pumpkin plants take over our garden space. With hundreds of thousands of bees in our backyard - I am noticing much pollination happening. We must have at least 15 pumpkins growing!
For me that sets the perfect conditions for a little bit of experimentation.
One fun way to add a little decoration and personalization early season is to scar green pumpkins while they are still on the vine.
Simply, find a green pumpkin. (do not remove it from the vine!)
Use a nail or sharp knife to puncture the skin of the pumpkin, imprinting your design.
It is fun to write childrens' names on individual pumpkins or to create some unique embellishments to add flair to your pumpkins.
Let the pumpkin continue growing on the vine, undisturbed. In a few weeks your marks will create a raised scar on the pumpkin.
You'll have to wait with me to see the results on the pumpkin I scarred, but the results end up looking like this:
So if you have some green pumpkins in your garden give this a try!