Have you ever grown pumpkins at home ?

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for “large melon"

 

A little history ... The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, were found in Mexico.

So as we get ready for "Fall" April has decided that she wants to try her hand at growing pumpkins! Now she doesn't want a pumpkin patch, but " 1 "  nice "halloween" pumpkin would be pretty cool ... especially if you've grown it yourself.

Here is a neat website with all kinds on "Pumpkin Growing" Tips

So my question for you is ... have you ever grown a pumpkin ?

If you have ... any tips ?

We'll keep you posted on this backyard experiment