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#450690 - 10/15/07 11:04 PM Pumpkin seeds
fourwheeler431
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Does anyone save pumpkin seeds from the jack-o-lanterns and plant them later? I've heard deer love them. Any opinions on this?
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#450714 - 10/15/07 11:16 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: fourwheeler431]
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I'd roast and eat them before planting them for deer! Those things are great.

I don't know if deer like pumpkin, but if I were to plant them I'd probably go for one of the smaller kinds. Some call them "sugar" pumpkins.

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#450725 - 10/15/07 11:23 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: Trapper John]
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Thanks for the reply.I have seeds from 3 different kinds so far 1 is a pie pumpkin 1 is just a regular orange pumpkin and 1 is a some kind of giant varitiy not sure what kind but I could just barely pick the thing up to load it.I was going to roast them and the wife wanted to plant some of them here at home so,I thought i would ask about planting some of them at the lease.
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#450840 - 10/16/07 06:57 AM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: fourwheeler431]
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A local orchard owner said that deer always tear up his pumkin patch, but I don't know if they are worth planting as a food plot. If it works, let us know.
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#451578 - 10/16/07 01:24 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: uk rph]
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My wife is a kindergarten teacher and we planted pumkins to give to the kids on Halloween. The deer ate all the buds and we did not get a single pumpkin. You might want to plant them and try hunting over it.
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#452126 - 10/16/07 07:12 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: rooney]
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I never even knew that. Thanks for the info! Something new to plant next year.
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#452325 - 10/16/07 08:30 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: Aviator]
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I heard from a hunting partner that deer eat fresh sprouts that grow from a rotting pumpkin. They even eat the mush depending on the stage of the mush. I think planting something else would benefit them more. But they will eat them.
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#452595 - 10/16/07 10:00 PM Re: Pumpkin seeds [Re: ]
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Same as deep fried squash blossoms. They're all related. Just a different flavor.
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