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i replied to the square watermelon post/thread,(don't know the difference).i would like to know where i can find these forms you put on veggies growing in the garden.a few years ago a friend,(now departed),brought a zuccinni into work. this was no ordinary zuke.... this one had a face!!!any body know where to get tese type of forms? i'm trying to keep the kids interested in gardening & weeding it doesn't help(:~/)
-- fred in wi (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 2001
From my book on How to Earn Extra Money in the Country:
VegiForms are two-piece, clear plastic forms which are put around pumpkins, squash, watermelons, cu-cumbers, etc. As the vegetables grow, they are forced into the shape of faces. These are available from VegiForms, 2 Burton Woods Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45229. If you already direct market vegetables, you might add these as novelty items at a premium price, particularly pumpkins since they wouldn’t have to be carved to make attractive decorations
-- Ken S. in WC TN (email@example.com), June 18, 2001.
I don't know much, but I'll tell you what I learned at an antique living show many moons ago! LOL. This lady had a lot of faced pumpkins, long s-k-i-n-n-y melons, square cantaloups, you get the picture. For square and long forms, she said she used the small glass aquariums (1 or 2 gal), and long plastic tubes. I guess the importent thing is that light comes through, you start really early, and you've got to be willing to break the mold, becasue you can't get them out otherwise. I have NOT ever done this, and I just remember what she said when mama asked her. I thinkt he face molds were actually two pieces, like some special cake pans, and they could be unclipped at the sides and remeoved. I've no idea about where to find glass face mold, though.
-- Marty (Mrs.Puck@Excite.com), June 18, 2001.
Keeping the kids interested in gardening and weeding!?! We were talking about this at a friend's last night, and her 13 year old piped up with how her mom kept them at it. She'd turn the sprinkler on in the garden for them to play in while they weeded...plus it made it easier for the weeds to come out. I decided to try that with the kids soon...and for myself! Sounds like fun, actually!
-- Marcee King (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 18, 2001.
Sometimes we etch our names into the zucchini when they are small- as they grow the name will become a scar and everyone can have their own personlized zuc (the things one will do to get the kids to eat a £$%& (/)/$£&%/&%(??^° zucchini!
-- kelly (email@example.com), June 19, 2001.