The pumpkin seeds are sprouting. Yippee! They look so hearty and healthy. I prepared the beds last week with fresh amended soil. We had success with bat guano fertilizer last year, so I’ll use that again this season. One application did the trick.
We live close to Half Moon Bay, California, home of the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The event attracts growers from around the United States. We fantasize each year about growing “a big one” but in reality we’re just happy when they grow into whole fruit without sacrificing too many to the rats and squirrels.
I love this time of year!
- Starter Pumpkins: Countertop Seeds (gardeningnirvana.wordpress.com)
- Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Hollowed Pumpkin Bouquet (gardeningnirvana.wordpress.com)
- Growing Pumpkins: How to Grow Pumpkins Organically (growinganything.com)