A plethora of pastel pumpkins

Ok, two isn’t really a plethora.

But here’s the story.

I was perusing my local newspaper yesterday when I came across an article about a local grower who’s growing “pink pumpkins” to benefit breast cancer research. My interest was piqued.

I’ve actually got a couple of pale, orange and white pumpkins that do appear sort of pink.  Sort of. So I was skeptical that these pumpkins, called Porcelain Doll Pink Pumpkin, are actually pink.

But I went to the first website that came up when I googled pink pumpkins, a place called neseed (I’m not sure what that stands for, but that’s where you can find them if you’re interested–neseed.com). In the picture it doesn’t look super pink–more of a pale orange, in my opinion, but I decided I was willing to give it a try. So, you guessed it, I’ve already ordered pumpkin seeds for next spring. :)

Then I discovered they also have a “Blue Doll” pumpkin. . . it looks a lot like a Jarrahdale to me, sort of bluish greenish kind of color, but hey, I’m always up for trying something new.

Next summer I may do primarily potatoes and pumpkins. . . we’ll see what other cool varieties of seed I see between now and planting time. :)

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