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Our Calendar of Events and Focus !
Here is our schedule of events and our focus as we go through the year. Join
us for the growing, the fun and the eating!We will be there with you every
step of the way with our website and our newsletter.
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Calendar - including pumpkin planning notes .
||We begin to awake from hibernation with the arrival of seed catalogs.
Dreams of monster pumpkins abound as we keep warm by the fireside.
||The focus is on two things: 1. Determining what kind of pumpkins to grow
and how to get the best seeds; and 2. We begin to think of what we need to
do to improve the garden soil.
||Learn, learn learn. Now is the time to study and seek tips on how to
improve your garden and techniques.
Some of us may be lucky enough to get into the garden to begin preparing
for the season.
Read up and learn about proper germination, and buy potting supplies.
||Get out into the garden and begin to apply all of your winter learnings
to improve and prepare the soil.
It's indoor planting time! Follow proven techniques to maximize germination.
||Transplanting is an important step as transplant shock will slow the
tender plant's grow. Also protect the seedling from early season cold, especially
||Early care and nurturing will jump start your seedling and put the plant
into the fast lane.
||Pollination time on the vine. Make sure you know how to position the
fruit. Proper plant growth and development is also important now.
||Pumpkin growing is in full swing. Pest and disease are a prime concern.
||With the closing days of the season, we try to coax a few more pounds
into the fruit.
We will also discuss storage and proper cleaning and keeping seeds.
||First comes the weigh-offs in the first few days of the month as the
Then, we turn to Halloween fun and playing with our pumpkins.
||Enjoy eating and decorating with pumpkins.
Pumpkins as a traditional part of Thanksgiving. People do just about anything
imaginable to and with pumpkins!
||Time to hibernate and enjoy the Christmas season
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