It’s Pumpkin Season!

Crowded pumpkin field ready to harvest on a cloudy Autumn day

This large, orange fruit (yes- fruit!) is typically associated with autumn and the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. Pumpkins always remind me of cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and time with family and friends. Not only are pumpkins a fall staple in the United States, but they are also full of nutrients and are being used as flavoring in more and more food products. Read more to find out how pumpkins are harvested and how you can use them in some of your favorite dishes this season!

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Ahh! May in the Garden – GTTY May

Raised bed growing crops in May in upstate NY.

Gardening Through the Year!

It is hard to pick a favorite gardening month or gardening activity for that matter, but May combines the joy of setting out seedlings, planting seeds, harvesting the first vegetables and all without mosquitoes.  The air and soil are warm.  The rains are plentiful (usually).  The pests are few. 

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