March is a great time to get pumpkins planted. Many need 100 or more days in the ground to produce a crop that is harvestable. Choose your seeds wisely, and spend some times combing through the many different types of pumpkins that are available. The following list is short at just five varieties. Later in the fall and during Halloween many people wish they had grown their own pumpkins. Now is the time to set that plan into motion. Each variety below has a Buy Seeds Here Link that reach out to three different nurseries. Explore each nursery to find exactly which types of pumpkins you want to grow. The following is a list of affordable organic gardening pumpkin options that will help you rock the party. You can easily grow them in your organic garden.
1. Turks Cap or Turban
The Turks Cap also known as Turban, comes in various color choices. It can be found in green, white, red and orange color combinations. It can trace its origin to France. It has a maturity time of about 90 days. This is a brightly colored orange pumpkin with an odd multi-stripped top that looks like a smaller striped pumpkin is melting into another pumpkin. It is great for Halloween as it can be used to enhance a standard Jack-O-Lantern. This pumpkin is available in a normal size of up to 8 pounds or as a mini pumpkin that is2-3 pounds. It is of a recommendable size and weight and will do well in any organic garden. Buy regular size seeds HERE or mini seeds Here.
2. Kentucky Knucklehead
A bright orange pumpkin with green warts. It is quite striking and makes a wonderful Jack-O-Lantern. Add other pumpkins the carving process to create something fierce. It weighs up to 16 pounds. Plant it early as it takes about 105-110 days to mature. It is a popular site in an organic garden anywhere. Buy Seeds Here:
3. Chicago Warted Hubbard
It owes its development to Chicago’s Budlong Gardens. It was officially introduced into the market by Vaughans Seed Store in the 1890s. It weighs 13 lbs and is extensively wrinkled, but one can easily make out its green color. The surface is covered in warts which makes an excellent squash to carve for Halloween. If you like squash, then we recommend mixing this squash with regular pumpkin in your pumpkin pies. Mmm, now that's good! Buy seeds here:
4. Jack Be Little
It is tiny with a weight of 8 ounces. They grow excellent on a trellis. But it’s cute and unmistakably delicious. It is common in areas that embrace organic gardening, and it makes for a top sale, especially in the fall season. As an open pollination pumpkin it is easy to grow and fertilize. Expect to harvest fruit in about 90 days. The top is shiny orange perhaps an indication of the sweet flesh inside. The Thais use it as an offering to their spirits. These cute little pumpkins are excellent for Halloween or in a Fall or Thanksgiving center piece. Buy Seeds Here:
5. Connecticut Field
The Connecticut Field is said to be hundreds of years old and is associated with the Indians and New England Settlers. It weighs approximately 20 lbs and can be used mainly for pies. The traditional Americans used to find pleasure in the sweetness of this heirloom pumpkin. It grows in a variety of oval and makes an excellent Jack-o-Lantern Buy Seeds Here:
As seen, organic gardening can be used to get the most out of Halloween. By using the above suggested pumpkins, you experience will never be the same again. Make a point to have plenty of them in your organic garden. In addition to pumpkins you can also plant gourds. Gourds are odd creations to say the least.