Saturday, May 4, 2013


It's time to start thinking about the big summerlong growing project again.
In order to have a pumpkin patch for our Shabulous show in October we need to get these beauties started.  Last year for the first try at the patch we had a cold spring and we weren't sure when to plant.  Then the first week of June we had two graduations and a trip to Disneyland.  I don't think they were in the ground until mid-June.  Not enough time for them to all turn orange at the end.  
Last fall I saw this idea on pinterest to use paper rolls as "peat" pots.  I have been saving them for months.  I lined them all in a tray.
Next I filled them with seed starting soil.

These are the seeds I saved from last years pumpkins.  They sprouted in my test run so I used them here.  I also planted mini pumpkins and gourds.

They are watered and out in the sun.  Grow baby grow.