The Perfect Pumpkin

The Perfect Pumpkin - Gardening Book

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The Perfect Pumpkin
Growing ~ Cooking ~ Carving

by Gale Damerow

ISBN 0-88266-993-1
224 pages; 6" x 9"; Two-color; b & w line drawings; Paperback.

Pumpkins are jack-o'-lanterns, and so much more!

This Native American favorite can be cooked, eaten, used as a container, fed to livestock, raised for profit, and cultivated for record-breaking competitions. Discover and enjoy the many facets of pumpkins:

  • Growing and harvesting techniques including the secrets of how to grow giant pumpkins
  • Step-by-step craft and carving projects, from unique jack-o'-lanterns to soaps, creams, and decorations
  • Mouth-watering recipes, including muffins and breads, pies and tortes, fudge, and even pumpkin beer
  • Tips on successful winter storage, including freezing, canning, and drying


About the Author
Author Gail Damerow lives in Gainesboro, Tennessee, and operates a small-scale farm raising chickens and other farm animals. She has raised chickens since 1970 when she bought her first home, which "came with chickens." Gail has been a creative writing instructor at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville since 1988. She is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of several Storey titles for adults and children alike which include Your Chickens, Fences for Pasture & Garden, and The Perfect Pumpkin. She has been published in many periodicals, including Acres U.S.A., Backyard Poultry, and Dairy Goat Journal as well.

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