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By Kelsey Deckert
Horticulture Agent, NDSU Extension, Burleigh and Morton counties 

Dakota Gardener: A pumpkin-on-a-stick


November 6, 2023

Pumpkin-on-a-stick is an ornamental eggplant that can be eaten in things like stir fries or used for fall decorating. (Flickr photo by Pattie, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Last week was a great reminder of the unpredictability of our weather in North Dakota. Many of us were hoping for a snow-free Halloween for trick-or-treating and not having to break out the winter gear to collect as many sugary treats as possible. I currently have sad-looking, snowed-covered pumpkins on the porch.

Gardeners were blessed with an extended growing season and now is a great time to...

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