This is our newly planted pumpkin patch. It's our first attempt at growing pumpkins so we are quite excited. We have two different plants that are giant varieties and a few plants that produce mini pumpkins. With a bit of luck we will end up with at least a couple of orange beauties to decorate with this fall!
Last fall, my son was inspired to by a little friend who won a ribbon at the local fair for her pumpkin. He left her house either wanting to grow pumpkins or raise chickens, since she was keeping busy with both at the time. I eagerly suggested the pumpkins and snuffed out any crazy ideas of building a chicken coop.
I'm not sure we will produce anything blue ribbon worthy, but we are going to at least have fun trying!
Any pumpkin growing tips are encouraged.