Preparing the Pumpkin
I love the idea of growing a pumpkin in a pumpkin. Growing in PreK cleared the pumpkin seeds out of the pumpkin and left the guts and everything else inside. We cleared everything out of the pumpkin using our hands at first. We clawed and pulled the guts and seeds out. Our hands were soon covered in slippery and slimy substances. Then we used ice teaspoons to scrape along the inside of the pumpkin to separate the reminder of the pumpkin's guts from its interior wall.
When we had completely cleaned out the the pumpkin, we headed to the kitchen sink to rinse off the seeds. I am not sure that we needed to clean them off, but I thought it was the right thing to do.
Planting in the Pumpkin
With the seeds clean we headed back outside to fill the pumpkin with potting soil. We couldn't decide how deep into the soil the seeds needed to be. What we decided to do was to add soil then seeds, add soil then seeds, and add soil then seeds. The hope is that we have some seeds at the right depth.
Finally JDaniel watered the soil to give the seeds a moist area to grow in. We must have put in too much water. Just beneath the pumpkin on a rubber mat we placed the planted pumpkin on a pool of water appeared. I was so glad we had put drainage holes into the pumpkin.
Exploring a Book
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This time a wind blew the pumpkins out of the field and into town. There were pumpkins everywhere. What happened next? Well, you will have to read the story to see what happens to all of them. Let's just say that were just like they grandfather pumpkin.