June 8, 2023

Planting Pumpkins and Corn

This year’s pumpkin and corn patches are planted.

As you may know, pumpkins grow on vines, which means they take up a lot of space. I always plant my pumpkin patches in roomy beds that can accommodate large crops of big, colorful fruits. This year, I decided to plant them in the large garden adjacent to the chicken coops, where we used to grow all the other vegetables. We planted lots and lots of seeds. Many of them are from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in central Maine - a company I’ve been using for quite some time. Some of the varieties should be ready to harvest in about 100-days. We also planted several rows of corn - also from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. It's going to be a bountiful season.

Here are some photos, enjoy.