Growing Pumpkin Sprouts

Growing Pumpkin Sprouts

Pumpkins are best stored in a cool location - we keep ours in a freezer, but a refrigerator works well too. If you plan on storing these for more than 3 months you should use one of these cool locations. Pumpkins can turn rancid if they get too warm for too long - like any high oil-content seed will. Also, Pumpkins are pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe, except to freeze them. Consider yourself a more educated sprout personage =:-}

Dry Pumpkin seeds await their Soak.

1-4 hours later... Soaked, Rinsed and Drained.

8 - 12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

8 - 12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

Harvest Time!

This is the most you should expect from a Pumpkin seed, and even this much is not necessary. Remember - they are alive as soon as they have soaked up their fill of water.

Here is a really close-up view....

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: maxima or pepo
Cultivar: Unnamed