ok ive had very little response on this topic. seems not many or the ones that do arnt talking.:roll_eyes: this id how grandma taught me to fry these golden flowers up into the next best thing aside from morel mushrooms. if ya havent had them spend the $25 per lb and try them.:wink: or just hunt them down,lol. free. these are the next best thing IMO to a mushroom. the blossoms need to be picked early am. and yes. simply plant any pumpkin vine seed like you were looking for fall jack-o-lanterns. except i cut mine down soon as these flowers stop producing. im ony looking for these flowers. these need to be picked early am. as the morning dew. they tend to open an hr before light and wilt before 11-12am. they need picked early morning. word of wise to new cooks. these will often be full of honey bees even before the sun arises. pic and shake out the bees. the polen on the blossom is like necter to the bees. and sometimes ants. thats why i wash in a salt water solution in fridge for a few hrs over night prior to cooking. they can be opened. by popping off the bottom of the flower. or fried with the bloom attached. wich i now do. first pic is the flowers on vine prior to wilting. second pic is two ways to fry. open without polen middle. or whole with stem base. like i fry. third. the breading simple. yet effective.