Pumpkins require a long growing season of 75 to 100 frost-free days according to The Old Farmers Almanac. Do not plant the seeds until there is no further danger of frost and the soil is warm. Otherwise, the seeds may rot or not germinate.Know More
Plant Halloween pumpkins in late May in northern climates and early July in southern climates. Harvest pumpkins when they are deep orange and have a hard rind. This is usually in late September or early October.
Pumpkin vines require a minimum of 50 to 100 square feet of growing space. Plant four or five seeds per hill at a depth of 1 inch. Space the hills 5 to 6 feet apart in rows 10 to 15 feet apart.
Dry pumpkins in the sun for about 7 days to harden the skin. Leave long stems when removing them from the vines to slow down the rotting of the pumpkins, then store them in a dry place at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn More
Sugar snap peas can be eaten without being cooked. Raw uncooked sugar snap peas are an easy low-calorie, healthy snack.Full Answer >
The two parts of the broccoli plant (Brassica oleracea) that are typically eaten are known as florets and stems. The corresponding plant parts from which they are derived are the immature green flowers and the flower stalks.Full Answer >
Bananas develop a curved shape because of the pull of gravity. They start their lives growing straight. However, as the bunch of bananas spreads out from the top of the plant, the bract, which is the purple part where bananas separate, spreads out and makes the bananas turn upward.Full Answer >
According to the USDA, a medium-sized orange contains approximately 69.7 milligrams of vitamin C, while a small orange contains 51.1 milligrams, and a larger one 97.9 milligrams. The Mayo Clinic states that the recommended amount of vitamin C intake for an adult is between 65 and 90 milligrams a day, so eating one medium orange a day will provide the daily requirement for the average adult.Full Answer >