body modification for pumpkins

I came across this post at Craftster a few years ago, and I’ve been dying to try it ever since. Now that I’ve got a garden, I can!
scarification pumpkinUnfortunately, having a garden does not necessarily mean you will grow things. In my case, my flowers did okay, but my vegetable garden was a big, fat failure. Of the dozen or so veggies I planted (corn, cauliflower, carrots, zuchini, watermelon, etc.), I got 3 pea pods and a handful of lettuce.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I noticed, not one, but TWO large pumpkins in my backyard! And then not one, but TWO birdhouse gourds! Hurrah!

I planted 2 kinds of pumpkins, Sweet Something-or-others meant for pie making, and Big Fatties (or something large sounding) for carving. I have no idea what kind I’ve got. They do look a little different, so I’m hoping I’ve got one of each and hopefully more on the way.

I’m definitely trying the pumpkin scarring technique on one of them. I’m really excited to try it. Compared to carving, it seems like this would open up a lot of possibilities as far as the amount of detail in the design.

I will be sure to post the results. It would have been cool to try it on the birdhouse gourds, too, but I picked them already. If I get anymore, I will definitely try it and see what happens!

One thought on “body modification for pumpkins

  1. Wow! Wonderful and very informative! Thank you for all this. I’m hoping to get more into vegetable gardening so this gave me great inspiration šŸ™‚

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