As you gaze out over your pumpkin patch this fall, a disconcerting thought may cross your mind: "Oh no! I never thought that I would get this many pumpkins. There must be thousands of them!" If this happens to you, don't worry. Instead of fretting, use this opportunity to expand your pumpkin marketing horizons. Here are some ideas that will get any potential pumpkin entrepreneur's heart racing.
If you want to create decorative pumpkins with a long shelf life, you can paint right onto the outside of your pumpkin. Funny cartoon faces are a popular theme for this medium. Just get your non-toxic craft paint out and let your imagination soar (or roll).
By the way, punkin' chunkin' is defined by Wikipedia as "hurling a pumpkin by mechanical means over great heights and distances in an attempt to hurl the pumpkin the farthest." Dust off your catapult, trebuchet, compound slingshot or pneumatic air cannon, and let 'em rip!
A note to foodies: remember to follow your local regulations regarding the creation and sale of food products.
A note to Chunkers: Make sure that your farm's liability insurance will cover any mishaps that are due to high-flying squash.
Extra money could be waiting for you among the rows of your garden. Greenhouse gardening for profit is a bit more demanding than simply growing vegetables for yourself.
If your apple trees are loaded with fruit this fall, it's time to think about the most profitable ways for you to sell them.