Fast forward about four months. Left to their own devices; unattended, ignored and neglected, these four humble plants came into their own. And amongst the long grass, which I left unmowed after spying tiny orange balls, emerged about 10 mature pumpkins in late fall!
Before carving the globes for Halloween, we hollowed the insides in anticipation of the rich treasure inside... Pumpkin Seeds! While the flesh of the pumpkin is lauded for pies, the sometimes overlooked hearty seeds are a healthy and tasty treat. These gems are high in fiber and protein, and they contain immune boosting zinc as well as tryptophan, which is the natural chemical found in turkey which has a unique calming effect.
Once done, they’ll be a healthy snack to sustain you through Thanksgiving activities, including a long afternoon of baking pies!