June 24, 2017

Planting in the Pumpkin Patch

This year’s pumpkin patch is planted.

As you may know, pumpkins grow on vines, which means they take up a lot of space. I always plant my pumpkin patch in a roomy bed that can accommodate a large crop of big, colorful fruits. Last year, we created a space next to the chicken coops and the vegetable gardens - the perfect spot for our expansive patch. And just last week, we planted lots and lots of seeds - more than 70-varieties of pumpkins, squashes and gourds. Some of the varieties should be ready to harvest in 75 to 100 days. 

Enjoy these photos.