Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I thought this picture looked good until I uploaded it. You can barely see the pumpkin plants but they are near the drip hose. I'll have to take another picture tomorrow and post it again as this picture is already outdated. It's amazing how fast pumpkin plants grow.

This is the gourd and pumpkin patch. Notice all the hay for mulch. Key item if you want weed free, herbicide free gardening-- lots of mulch to stop the weeds. I'm learning!
Although you will see weeds in the middle of that one row and those will get tilled under this weekend as I ran out of hay/straw for the entire area so I had to go for areas closest to the plants and know that I could till under the middle weeds.

Some of you are probably wondering if the pumpkins will be big by Fall. Yep, they sure will. I planted them 3 weeks ago so even at the longest time of 100 days that puts the pumpkins at 2nd week of October. Can't wait!


LindaG said...

Thanks for the tip about mulch. I think I've noticed that what you think is enough, isn't. I even doubled mine this year, and they still grown on/through it. >:/

You patch looks really good though, I think. :)

SteveandAlina said...

Pumpkins - how fun!!!
You grow SO MANY things on your farm. It's really amazing.