Sunday, May 05, 2013

Giant pumpkin update...

Since the last post re: pumpkins was a week ago... here's an update... might as well track the things...

General info: of 6 seeds planted, 4 sprouted. They were planted in the ashes of an old burn pile, so the soil is particularly rich. Since water will be an issue, mulch is a must... we're using compost mulch, which means grass clippings, bolted lettuce plants, spent flower heads, etc. Not a pretty mulch, but free, practical, and it will decompose and further feed the soil. There's an old clay flower pot acting as an ulla... basically you fill it with water and it gradually soaks into the soil to water plants. Less wasteful than spraying around with a hose.

They're growing quick...

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