For this back-to-school craft, plant dwarf pumpkin seeds in the summer and be the hit of your class Halloween party with a Pre-Carved Pumpkin.
What You'll Need:
- Sunny garden spot
- Dwarf pumpkin seeds or starts
- Clean nail
When you grow your very own dwarf pumpkin, there's a way to make it reflect your personal moods. All it takes is a clean nail.
Step 1: Plant dwarf pumpkin seeds or starts in a sunny spot in your garden.
Step 2: After they grow from seeds to flowers to melons, and when they are yellow and just about to turn orange, carve your name in the skin of the pumpkin with a clean, sharp nail. Be careful not to slip and "nail" your own skin.
Step 3: As the pumpkin continues to grow, the skin will scar over your marks, leaving a very personal signature.
Indian corn is another great fall decoration. Learn how to grow Indian corn on the next page.