A final few Lumina pumpkin seedlings, straining at the their peat pots, are ready to go into the last couple of open beds in the pumpkin patch. Lumina is a cool whitish-green variety, a change from the orange. Growing pumpkins is fun, once they get established, they totally take over their spot and pretty much care for themselves. Up to this year, though, not much got done with them, they were mostly given away, I was just keeping my hand in on the growing side. Too bulky, heavy and underpriced to haul in quantity back and forth to the farmers’ market, I harvested and kept ’em in the field like a bright little sculpture garden, storing a few for use over the winter. This year, with the farm stand properly open, the pumpkin patch should go to better use. There’s a time for everything, including PUMPKINS!