If you’re gonna grow pumpkins, you’ve gotta have a pumpkin calendar to to keep up with all of the “to do’s”. Every month of the year, there’s something to do in and out of the pumpkin patch. Even in mid-winter, there’s the search for seeds to keep us busy. Also, the planning stage is sure to take up many a cold winter’s night. Certainly, you need a monthly schedule of activities and tasks.
Here is our schedule of events, and our focus as we go through the year. Join us for the fun of growing pumpkins, along with the fun of cooking and eating them! We are there with you every step of the way, and every month of the year.
|January||We begin to awake from hibernation with the availability of seeds online. |
Dreams of monster pumpkins abound as we keep warm by the fireside.
|February||Time to focus on two things: |
First, determining what kind of pumpkins to grow and how to get the best seeds;
Second,. think of what you need to do, to improve your garden soil.
Learn, learn learn. Now is the time to study and seek tips on how to improve your garden and techniques.
|April||Get out into the garden and begin to apply all of your winter learnings to improve and prepare the soil.|
Indoor planting time begins! Follow proven techniques to maximize germination.
|May||Transplanting is an important step as transplant shock will slow the tender plant’s grow. Also protect the seedling from early season cold, especially overnight.|
|June||Early care and nurturing will jump start your seedling and put the plant into the fast lane.|
|July||Pollination time on the vine. Make sure you know how to position the fruit. Proper plant growth and development is also important now.|
|August||Pumpkin growing is in full swing. Pest and disease are a prime concern.|
|September||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.
|October||First comes the weigh-offs in the first few days of the month as the season ends.|
Then, we turn to Halloween fun and playing with our pumpkins.
|November||Enjoy eating and decorating with pumpkins.|
Pumpkins as a traditional part of Thanksgiving. People do just about anything imaginable to and with pumpkins!
|December||Time to hibernate and enjoy the Christmas season. |
Don’t forget to put seeds and garden equipment on your Christmas wish list