Aren’t these the sweetest?
My friend Stephanie’s young daughter ‘M’ crafted these for seed starters . She used the base of a water bottle, then decorated each one with colorful duct tape.
She delivered them with her dad over the weekend and I planted them today. In one of those serendipitous moments, I realized I had an open space in the center of my EarthBoxes® just waiting to be filled. So I tucked my newest pumpkin starter into the opening of the Jack ‘o-lantern box. It already looks right at home.
I planted the second plant in the curb garden. It gets full sun all day, and will have a long stretch of gravel to spread out as it grows.
With some trepidation, I planted the third starter in the back. Squash bugs beware! I’ll be keeping a close on that one.
Thank you ‘M’ for your kindness and generosity. It will be such fun watching them grow.
Meanwhile, here is the progress of our deck-top pumpkins, week three. My how they’ve grown.
Fabulous tips for growing pumpkins from The Older Farmer’s Almanac.