Scarred Pumpkins. Where are they now?

Scarring is really taking shape. I think this effect is so fun and unique.

Ghoul Pumpkin also scarring well. I scarred 7 pumpkins and ended up losing 1. Not sure if it was the scarring or something else. It was the smallest one that I scarred, so that may have had something to do with it.

One of my favorites. It's coming along nicely.

Only one of my pumpkins has begun the process of turning orange, which began about a week ago.  It’s the largest pumpkin and I’m hoping the others begin to follow suit.  I’m unsure how long the “oranging” process takes and I don’t want to be late for Halloween!  Patience is a virtue.

On most of the pumpkin vines I’ve clipped the vines just after the first developing pumpkin.  I’ve found that if a second pumpkin grows, it usually yellows anyway.  Through my research I’ve found that doing so allows the vine to focus it’s energy to the first healthy pumpkin and it will get bigger as a result.  Makes sense!  Plus this prevents your yard from becoming one pig pumpkin patch!  Although I must admit that pumpkin growing is so fun that I’ve envisioned myself buying some land later in life and growing all different kinds of pumpkins and then opening the patch to the public at Halloween.  My family and I went to Lavender Hill Pumpkin Patch last Oct and let’s just say I was inspired.  🙂

Oct. 2010 - Checking out the patch in search of our pumpkin.

The many pumpkin varieties were quite inspiring.

If you live in San Diego or Riverside County, Lavender Hill Pumpkin patch is a family run, intimate setting with plenty of photo ops and varieties to chose from.  Lavender Hill Pumpkins

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