It’s pumpkin-spice latte time.
What, you ask, does that have to do with anything?
Well, the good people — who clearly have too much time on their hands — at the Washington Post have run the numbers and figured out when peak “Decorative Gourd Season” is.
You know, pumpkins, squash and the like that show up carved and on people’s porches and mantels this time of year?
Based on Google searches, Decorative Gourd Season runs from late August to early November. Specifically, the third Thursday in October is peak Decorative Gourd Day.
So, now you know.
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