Too Many Pumpkins



This featured “Classic” by Linda White is timely for the fall season for pumpkin carving. The book tells a lively story about Rebecca Estelle’s dislike for pumpkins. Rebecca embarks on a journey that gives her a greater appreciation for gardening, community, and the special seasonal squash! Enjoy reading or following along with the video for some seasonal love with your JMG project group or classroom.

Quick Pumpkin Facts:

-Pumpkins are a great source of Vitamin C and Potassium

-Pumpkins can grow in any time of soil and require full sun

-They are a hardy vegetables that grow fairly easily (just like in this featured book)

-Around 90-95% of processed pumpkins in the USA are produced in Illinois

-The largest pumpkin ever grown was 2, 032 lbs (2013 California)

-Pumpkins were once recommended to cure snake bites and remove freckles

-Colonist prepared pumpkins by slicing off the top, scooping out the sides and filling the middle with milk and spices


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