An Almanac Minute: Jack-o'-lanterns

Do you know the origins and history of the Jack-o’-lantern? Here’s the scoop on carved pumpkins—in our short one-minute video!

See some very creative Jack-o-lantern designs and tips on how to carve a pumpkin.


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Dear Almanac, Some time ago

Dear Almanac,
Some time ago in this forum or one like it you published an artical or manufacturing advertisement regarding planting herbs and plant starts, a bulb of burlap ready for putting direct into the soil. You were advertising a system to make plant starts as simple asap! This could have been as long as a year ago and I meant to document the information and failed to before it was too late? If possible could you point me in the right direction. I have an Idea to improve on this and it could be very beniffical to your readers.
Dan W Pickerel

Hi Dan, We asked all of the

Hi Dan, We asked all of the editors and didn't come up with anything on this one! If you recall the approximate year/edition or any other details, please let us know and we'll take a look through the archives. Thanks, the OFA staff