During the holiday seasons when pumpkins are a plenty, most people don't think of saving seeds to be planted in their next garden. Typically, the seeds are dried and roasted as a holiday treat. However, by saving the seeds from just one or two pumpkins you can grow an entire pumpkin patch for the next holiday season.
Cut the top around the stem out of each pumpkin you would like to collect seeds from with your knife. Separate the seeds from the pulp.
Put the seeds in a colander and rinse them under lukewarm running water. Drain the water off thoroughly.
Use a towel to dry the water from the seeds. Spread the seeds out evenly on a cookie sheet. Put them in a cool, dry area.
Turn and stir the seeds once each day for the next two days. Let the seeds dry for 1 month on the tray.
Put your seeds in an envelope once they are thoroughly dry. Label the type of pumpkin on the envelope, and include today's date. Store your seeds in a dry, cool place or the freezer.