Pumpkin Seeds – Planting

Q: We saved the seeds from our Halloween pumpkin. Is there anything special to do to keep them for planting next year?

A: If the seeds are plump, not flat and unviable, they are easy to save. Just dry them for a week on a paper towel, remove any adhering pulp and store in a cool place. Since we have no idea where the pollen that made these seed came from, there is no guarantee that the pumpkin you produce next year will look like its parent. Plant in June or July and let’s see what happens!