In the Pumpkin Patch

September 13, 2012
A large squash on the ground in a garden.

Heirloom squash at The Great Pumpkin Patch

Lisa Bralts

True autumn is just a couple of weeks away, and the cool nights mean the earth is about to offer up its bounty of cucurbits - pumpkins, squash, and gourds - for our eating and decorating pleasure. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts heads south to Arthur, Illinois, and learns that there’s a lot more to a pumpkin patch than prizewinner pumpkins and jack o’ lanterns.