With Halloween in the air and the harvesting of pumpkins abound. Vegitate decide to show our fellow gardeners a unique idea on how to germinate seeds with old pumpkins as a seed starting medium. When you are carving your Halloween pumpkin leave a few seeds inside.
After a week throw in some dirt and a little water inside. The seed will germinate and form a new life. Plant the entire jack-o-lantern in the ground and the life cycle of the pumpkin will a start again.
This a great fall actively to do with the kids in the garden and great way to recycle your jack-o-lantern.
Fact of the day: Pumpkins are known as the winter squash, and grown primarily in North America and UK.
A bonus video that the kids made themselves can be found here:
Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com