We planted the pumpkins on June 11th. It was a busy day, and we started at about 8:00 am. We had a group of 12 people and it took us 7 hours total. We figured that we planted about 12,000-15,000 seeds! We doubled the size of the field we had last year, and we have 8 varieties growing instead of just 2 we had last year. The varieties are: Sugar, Connecticut Field, Howden, Big Max, Lumina, Cinderella, Jack be little, and Atlantic Giant. So far they are coming up great!
Of course, we have the usual obstacles of rabbits and squirrels and there are a lot of weeds coming up this year! Way more than last year at this time. It is overwhelming! The kids and I have been out weeding almost every morning this week, we weeded as a family a few evenings. We had a few friends helping, yet we still weren’t making the progress we needed to. So we gathered a crew of our friends teenage kids to make some money and help us get more done. In 3 hours we got just as much done as it took our whole family all week! Many hands make light work, right?