planting pumpkins

July 18, 2017

Hi all! It’s Ben again, here to share about some gardening… I needed to start some seeds I’d received for a Mexican garcinia (Luc’s mangosteen) tree. Our seed starting tray has 72 slots and I only needed 10 of them for these seeds. So, I grabbed a stack of really old seed packs and decided to roll the dice.

A few years back, I’d ordered some gardening supplies from an online vendor and I received some free seeds as a promotion; one of them was for a “Big Max Pumpkin.” Tomato plants have always consumed any available summer real estate for gardening, so pumpkins (and any other summer vegetable for that matter) weren’t a priority and continued to age in the hot garage.

When I looked at the “plant by” date, it said in big bold letters, “2013.” Oh well, I needed to plant the Mexican garcinias anyways, so Soul, Glow and I used 6 of the slots to plant 12 seeds (we did 2 seeds per slot).

After about a week, 3 of the slots had germinated (in one of them, both seeds took)! So, 2 weeks later, Soul and Glow transplanted them into the ground and they’re loving the heat. I gave Soul and Glow full responsibility of these little plants and they’ve been watering them every other day and made some super cute signs for their “Pumpins!” Pumpins. Too cute!

5 comments on “planting pumpkins”

  • Bela Pequena says:

    Hi Ben! Anna here, from Brazil. My daughter loves planting beans in plastic cups. But as we live in an apartment, we do not have much space to plant and so the exit we found was decorating with artificial plants. Of course, it’s not the same thing. Even so, we’re trying to think of something to plant that does not take up too much space. Greetings!

  • I planted some sunflower seeds that I was given 6 years ago and only one grew from it. Unfortunately a squirrel turned it over but it was getting so big and pretty. Happy Pumpkin growing!!!!

  • Frédérique says:

    How did I miss this awesome post and gorgeous pictures! Love it! Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  • Hello! Thanks for you post. It is so important that children have the value of this already in childhood. =)

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