I've grown my own pumpkins for the last 3 years, and this year's first is almost ready to be cut from the vine! I am growing 3 types this year.
1. The giant kind you see at the fair. When I see the ribbon-winning pumpkins at the fair, my Halloween season officially starts! None of mine are growing on the vines yet, but it is getting flowers and I see bees out there every day.
2. Mini pumpkins! These I think are technically not pumpkins, but they look just like them! A mini pumpkin is the first one that is almost ready to be picked!
(hand in shot for size reference)
There is a 2nd mini pumpkin about the size of a grape tomato!
3. Regular-sized jack-o-lantern pumpkins! These are the pumpkins I've grown every year! I planted seeds I saved from last year's crop. There are two pumpkins about the size of promotional mini basketballs or a decorative foam skulls from Michael's. They're still as green as watermelons, so they'll be much bigger by the time they're ready to be picked!
I am so excited for Halloween season this year!
Here are all 5 of my Pumpkin Carols (songs I wrote about pumpkins)!
I hope to someday make 7" records of my Pumpkin Digital 7".
You can't download it yet, but when my new album comes out you'll be able to get it from my bandcamp page!
I really love how these last 2 songs turned out. I might make a full album of songs like that and call it "Atmospheric" or something like that.
I also made a couple Fisher Price Music Box Record Player-style songs:
I'm working on a full album of these songs. They're fun to make.
The first of those songs is available as an actual, physical record you can play on your Fisher Price Music Box Record Player! You can buy it here! Unfortunately the software I use to make the songs and the software I use to make the 3D models aren't playing well together anymore. For now, that song is the only one that will be available in my store, until I can get the softwares working together again.
I hope you enjoyed listening to those enough to buy some or at least share them or add them to a playlist or something.
If a record label decided to start making physical records of this 7" (say Paper + Plastick or Third Man Records, maybe), and I got to do them exactly like I'd want to, I'd put a few real pumpkin seeds from pumpkins I grew inside each record.
I think if they were thoroughly dried out first they would be okay in the middle of vinyl or plastic. For a long while anyway. And if people bought the records soon enough, they might be able to slit the record open (like the Dead Weather's Triple Decker Record), get the seeds out, and plant them to grow their own sethifus-strain pumpkins!
Here's the youtube video playlist version:
The second digital 7" is the Four-Leaf Clover digital 7"!