Carved and Ready

Carving pumpkins (the garden, from whence these pumpkins came is in the background)

Carving pumpkins (the garden, from whence these pumpkins came is in the background)

The Spy marks out his design

The Spy marks out his design

Inspiration (by the Spy)

Inspiration (by the Spy)

Hmmm this looks familiar...

Hmmm this looks familiar…

Hahahha (Source)

Hahahha (source)

For the record, this was unintentional, but after I noticed it looked like Nemo, I just went with it

For the record, this was unintentional, but after I noticed it looked like Nemo, I just went with it

Smoochie Carving

Smoochie Carving

Pumpkin Boy

Pumpkin Boy

Pumpkin Dad

Pumpkin Dad…

and…

Pumpkin Mom say, "You kids better behave!" Hahhaha

Pumpkin Mom say, “You kids better behave!” Hahhaha

Baby was indeed behaving but showed little interest in the carving until all the pumpkins were lit up in the dark. She was busy breaking in her Halloween costume for tomorrow. What will she be? A pumpkin, of course!

The piece de resistance! Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds

The piece de resistance! Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin seeds

Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin seeds

Check out this seed; it was so weird; like plastic!

Check out this seed; it was so weird; like plastic!

Looks like a dried out pumpkin seed in a plastic bag!

Looks like a dried out pumpkin seed in a plastic bag!

I wanted to carve the name “Rouge Vif d’Etampes” and “Atlantic Giant” into two of the pumpkins, alas, I didn’t have that sort of patience within me aujourd’hui. I tend to employ (and enjoy!) the rough, impulsive and unplanned form of pumpkin carving. But feel free to just imagine it. Lovely, right? HHAhaha Both of these two varieties of pumpkins are “curcurbita maxima” so there is a possibility that they cross pollinated, which would mean the seeds contain a combination of the two varieties’ genetic material. I think I had fully intended to only grow winter squash of different species within the curcurbita genus (there is maxima, pepo, mixta and moschata) so that they wouldn’t cross-pollinate so that I could save the seeds. The seeds look unique to each variety; but what do you think? How likely is it that they two varieties mixed and my seeds will grow Rouge Vif d’Atlantic Giant Etampes pumpkins?!

5 thoughts on “Carved and Ready

  1. narf77

    “Rouge d’ Atlantic”? Possible. Could be amazing if the pumpkins grew huge and had that gorgeous hue to their skins. Lets see next year :). I watched a show called Halloween Wars and was knocked out by their ability to carve the most amazing things out of pumpkins (and cake…and sugar) some people are just amazing. Love your new heads by the way. I hear Ichabod is looking for a nice new one…

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I know I love those intricate pumpkin carvings. Maybe next year we can set aside more time and try it out. Yes, I do think I will try out my Rouge d’Atlantic seeds next year!

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