Growing your own pumpkins is as easy as pie! Learn when to plant pumpkins and how to harvest, cure and cook incredibly diverse pumpkin varieties. From fairy tales to the Thanksgiving table, the pumpkin has played an important role in our cultural and gastronomical past.
There are many beautiful and diverse pumpkin varieties, and each fulfills its own useful niche. Whether you want to bake a delicious pie, carve a grinning jack-o’-lantern or roast hulless seeds, there is a pumpkin type for your every whim.
Illustration By Keith Ward
In addition to decorating with them, you can use hollowed-out mini-pumpkins as elegant serving vessels for soups or dips.