Let’s add another reason to our top 10 list of why we love cooking queen Martha Stewart: she plans ahead! Case in point: she just planted her pumpkin patch, which will take from 75 to100 days to grow, and you know what that means: pumpkin spice season is almost here (okay, in a few months, but still, we’re getting our appetites in order early). Martha planted over a dozen varieties of pumpkins, including “Polar Bear,” “Baby Bear” and “Porcelain Doll” (who knew pumpkins had such fun names?). Check out her blog post for the scoop on how to space your pumpkins for optimal results, and she’s also got a 2014 post on how to harvest your pumpkins once they’ve reached their full size.
Martha writes on her blog that she always plants her pumpkin patch “in a roomy bed that can accommodate a large crop of big, colorful fruits.” She’s got more tips and advice and lots of photos so you can get started with your own pumpkin planting now so they’ll be ready for harvest just as the weather gets a little cooler and you’re in the mood for fall pumpkin treats.
Even if you’re not usually a pumpkin fan, can you resist Martha’s luscious looking deep-dish pumpkin-meringue pie? We certainly can’t!