It is an unusually warm and sunny April weekend
and I have been spending it out on the patio, planting seeds.
Summer flowers, lettuce, spinach and radishes - and pumpkins!
Originally I didn't plan on growing anything this year, since I didn't know if
Cinnamon man would be here. Now there won't be any tomatoes or bell peppers
this year, since they all need to be planted in February in Sweden. But my man
loves Halloween as much as I do and I know that he will be happy seeing
the pumpkin plants grow, and he will nurture and love them while I'm at work :)
My little box of seeds and some giant sugar pea seeds that don't fit in there.
It is almost exactly 6 months to Halloween, and to get our pumpkins
big and hardened 'til then we have to start early here in Sweden.
And if you, like me, want to make pumpkin soup, pumpkin mac-and-cheese,
pumpkin shortbread and pumpkin cupcakes, you have to start even earlier!
Sweet Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist was so kind as to send me
some seeds from her coveted (by me) Fairytale pumpkins,
as well as some other gourd and pumpkin seeds. I also planted
some of the seeds I have harvested over the last two years,
though they are cross-pollinated and can turn out any size or color really.
I have a couple of smaller ornamental pumpkins left from last autumn,
the ones that were the first to ripen and harden on the vine.
They are still beautiful but neither flesh nor seeds are viable anymore.
Are you growing pumpkins this year?