Monday, April 4, 2011
Pumpkin Seeds For 2011
Going to take a stab at growing our own pumpkins for Halloween this year and decided to try the Big Moon, Big Max, and Red Warty Thing varieties. We want some really big pumpkins this year, so we hope the Big Moon or the Big Max do the trick without us having to invest in buying a crane or forklift. After starting the seedlings at the beginning of May, we'll move them outdoors to two 4' x 8' raised planting beds with the goal of keeping the vines restricted to within the beds. We do not expect them to reach their full potential due to the restrictions of the planting beds, but hope with plenty of fertilizer and water they will be substantial in size, e.g. 50 - 60 pound range. The Red Warty Thing variety do not get all that big but just look really cool! Should be a lot of fun.