How Does Our Garden Grow?

Beautifully, I must say.  Here’s a snapshot from the end of May.  I planted pumpkins, melons and fancy winter squashes this morning.  I try growing pumpkins every year with no success.  Fingers crossed that this year will be different!   We’ve just started yesterday to harvest a few cherry tomatoes.  I’ll be the first to the farmer’s market with tomatoes again this year.   Our customers are very anxious for them.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 21:52:01

    I feel good about your pumpkin chances this year. 🙂

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  2. Jennifer
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 17:44:47

    I was just teasing my nephew’s wife because she planted pumpkins and said she sanded all the way around the edges of her seeds except for the tips to thin out the shells. Said she had heard there is a better success rate with them sprouting and coming up undamaged. I told her I wondered what a pumpkin farmer with 10 acres of pumpkins would do – he’d have to sand seeds all winter to be ready to plant in the spring. 😉 Who knows though – maybe it would help! 😉

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  3. Connie
    Jun 04, 2011 @ 07:06:25

    My problem historically isn’t getting them to sprout, it’s getting them to fruit. I’ve had glorious vines that the squash beetles or some nasty stem borer just eat to death. I had a very tiny sad fruit last year that rotted in fridge before Halloween. What kills me is the ‘large’ farmers in this area all have giant pumpkins. They also use pesticide so nasty they need to take classes and get certified on just to use it. I refuse (although I’ve been tempted!)

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