Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Pumpkin Patch

A combination of circumstances meant no garden last year. It was a lot more work to weed and get things back in shape. We had extreme hot weather early so that got things off to a good start.

We planted a bed of flowers for the bees. In that bed is a small compact variety of pumpkins. Each pumpkin is under a pound at maturity.

The lower bed, we garden on a big hill, is 3 plants with marigolds. It should only be 2 plants. Plant number 3 had a split stem and I planned to pull it to make room. Then the little guy pulled through. The variety is Howden. Each plant should make 4-6 pumpkins.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Looking good!! Cannot wait to see all your pumpkins!