Pumpkin planning

I mentioned a while ago that I’ve already got most of the seeds for my vegetable garden this year–I decided to go simple and just fill the whole thing with potatoes and pumpkins. We had a bit of a problem with spots on our tomatoes last year, so I decided to practice a little crop rotation and give the garden a chance to get rid of whatever that was. :)

We’ll see if it works–I’m just shooting in the dark, here, really.

Anyway, last fall I purchased seeds for a pink pumpkin and a light blue pumpkin.  I believe I’ve gone on record as saying that I’m betting they will actually be light orange and greenish/gray, but I’m willing to give them a chance.  There’s nothing wrong with a light orange or greenish/gray pumpkin, either, so I figure it’s a win-win.

And apparently the folks at NE Seed (where I bought them) have my number.  Because I received an e-mail yesterday touting this little beauty.

It’s called Orangita and it’s a “slightly larger mini pumpkin.” Whatever that means. Probably that it’s a little bigger than the Jack-be-little and Wee-be-little varieties that are everywhere in the fall. Isn’t it cute??

It also comes in a beautiful, bright white (haha) called Casperita. (I laugh because I’ve never seen a pumpkin the bright, unadulterated white that they show in the photo.  I’m sure it’s a whitish beige in the end.)

Maybe I don’t need to plant potatoes at all. . . .  😉

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2 Responses to Pumpkin planning

  1. Dina says:

    We are dedicating our garden to pumpkins/squash. I love Cinderella Pumpkin also known as Sunshine squash. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them from Bluebird. I’ve saved the seeds, do you think they will grow? Is there a special way to save seeds? You are my mentor and muse, I need help!!! Don’t comment on that last statement. :-)

    • Sandi says:

      Too funny–it will be the year of the squash! :)

      Basically, for saving seeds, you just want to clean them off and then keep them dry. I usually put them in a Ziploc or a jar, along with a paper towel or something to lessen the moisture in the seeds, and them put them in the fridge. They will almost certainly grow, but whether they will be the same kind of squash, I don’t know. It depends on whether it’s a cultivar that comes “true from seed.” But what the heck, could be a fun experiment! :)

      Let me know how it goes!

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