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It’s Pumpkin Planting Time Again!

June 4, 2012

It’s that time of the year — time to plant pumpkins!

Not only is June the start of summer, it’s also the ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds for a bountiful fall pumpkin patch. You may recall our first attempt at pumpkin growing last year, when we received our pumpkin seeds from Farmer Bill at City Farmer’s Nursery and started planting in the hopes of taking home a prize for the biggest pumpkin. We had a great time growing the squashes in our own backyard and ended up with six big fall pumpkins.

We headed back to City Farmer’s Nursery yesterday for the kick-off of the 2012 pumpkin growing contest. Enjoy the look at our fun day!

Chickens and turkeys at the farm …

Sophie entered the contest herself this year by filling in her name …

Sophie and her seeds …

I bought three of these birdhouses. I wish I bought more! …

The “Face Painting” sign led to this …

Planting our seeds on the backyard “pumpkin mountain.” In case you’re wondering, Bryan just went running. Pumpkin planting does not induce sweating.

Victory! 

Stay tuned for our pumpkin progress throughout the summer and fall!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2012 3:57 am

    So exciting!! Can’t wait to see the progress! I love that Sophie could fill out her own form this year, too.

  2. June 4, 2012 6:39 am

    What fun, Leah. Nothing like planting your seeds and waiting to see the results of your efforts. Your photos are beautiful as usual – loved the Radio Flyer and the flowers, and adorable Sophie’s painted face!

    • June 11, 2012 11:14 pm

      Isn’t the Radio Flyer too cute? I wanted to take it home. The painted face was great. Tough to wash off. But great!

  3. June 4, 2012 7:57 am

    There’s nothing like a ‘hands on’ project to teach a child about nature. Well done for teaching Sophie well!

    • June 11, 2012 11:15 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth. We’re now checking for sprouts on a daily basis.

  4. June 4, 2012 5:26 pm

    Fantasticness! We’re SO glad to see those seeds getting put to work! We welcome any kids ages 3-16 to come to the nursery and pick up their FREE seeds for the contest!

    • June 11, 2012 11:15 pm

      Thank you, City Farmers! We love this new tradition that you started for us.

  5. June 10, 2012 1:29 pm

    She is so cute! I hope she gets lots of big pumpkins come fall.

    • June 11, 2012 9:27 pm

      Thanks! My husband is pretty excited for all the pumpkins too.

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