I love Halloween, not least for the fun of carving jack o’ lanterns. Ideally I would have planted a pumpkin patch way back at the beginning of summer, but I kept putting it off. Why? Because, as a first-time gardener, I was unsure of where to plant my pumpkin seeds. I knew that pumpkins needed:
There’s a corner in my backyard that’s still empty and waiting to be planted. It would have provided plenty of room for the pumpkins to sprawl, but it doesn’t get a lot of sun.
There’s a raised bed in my front yard that’s empty, but I wasn’t sure it would provide the pumpkins with enough room.
So, despite some concerns about ‘what the neighbors will think’, I decided to buy a pumpkin seedling from the grower at the Culver City Farmers Market, and plant it on our tree lawn. Voila: A head start, full sun and plenty of space. Continue reading