Pumpkin HarvestThis time of year I watch my kids excitement as they like to go out to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna, Nebraska. I saw this video and thought I would give you a taste of what they see.  It is a lot of fun and the weather was super this fall. If you have never been there, it is a great place to see. Tim and his family have built quite a business. It is a great story!

The following video looks at harvesting pumpkins and why it is important to pick pumpkins now and store them.

Harvesting Pumpkins

Steps involved.  Pumpkins are cut and put into rows for collecting.

The reas0n for picking and storing is to get them out of the field. Predators, sun and moisture can actually hurt the pumpkins at this time. By picking the pumpkins and brought into a cool, dry place.

Even green pumpkins will continue to ripen and turn orange. (So when you take your child to a pumkin patch and they insist on picking the green pumpkin, let them take it and put it in a place where they can watch it ripen.)

Pumpkins if picked and stored properly can last up to a year.

Picture Kams World