Basic Tips When Making an Organic Pumpkin Garden

You can find many vegetables that can be grown anywhere and pumpkin is one of these vegetables. Some pumpkins are grown in special gardens by big vegetable companies while there are also pumpkins that are grown right at home! Pumpkins are classified into different species and each specie can easily be grown using different methods at home. The use of organic methods are ideal in growing pumpkins.

Seeds – The type of seed you chose when planting your pumpkin will have an effect on those you will be harvesting in the future. Soft-skinned pumpkins are very easy to cut yet they do not last for long. While a hard-skinned pumpkin are hard to cut and prepare but they are able to last long and has a longer shelf life than soft-skinned pumpkins. Check guide on organifi green juice

Soil – These vegetables are ideally grown in rich and fat soils. Putting an organic fertilizer for your pumpkin is also a great way for you to produce high quality pumpkins. When planting pumpkins with a seed, they should be buried 2 inches deep into the soil. Make sure you water it well but don’t overdo it because this softens the seed and it might die. It is also best to cover your plot with nets so that birds and other fowls won’t be able to dig your seeds away.

Once the seed is able to grow after a couple of weeks, then the protective nets can be removed. If your pumpkin has rooted properly, you can even just let it grow without too much effort as long as you water it regularly most definitely on dry seasons.

Growing- For pumpkins grown with a trellis, you can start training it to crawl along the trellis that you have prepared by the time it starts to grow to proper height. You can use a thick covering of pea straw which can help the plan retain moisture during hot seasons.

Mulching isn’t required if it is grown on the ground without a trellis. They can be grown on the ground in a manner that it does not overtake or kill other plants.

You will get a lot of benefits from growing pumpkins in your home. Pumpkins are not only good for your health, they are good for the surroundings as well. Growing pumpkins is a very rewarding passion.

Baby Groundhogs!!!

My husband was heading out and call me just a couple minutes after he left the house. He told me he spotted a couple baby groundhogs down at the bottom of our street and thought I might want to take some pictures of them. 
 
So I rallied the kids together (I strapped my baby carrier on for Joey) and grabbed my camera. We walked down to the bottom of the street to see the little groundhogs. Sure enough there were two little balls of fur sitting right by the road eating grass. The one ran into the brush as we approached, while this little guy sat there and totally didn’t seem to mind that we were there. He let me get a couple really cute shots of him eating a leaf. 
 
These were my instructions to my kids as we walked down the street “Now remember, we can’t touch the baby groundhogs. The little babies’ mommy might be around here and she might not like it if we touch them. She might think we’re trying to hurt her babies and come bite us. So we can’t touch them; just look at them.”
 
Trinity looked up at me and said, “Yeah, no touch Groundhog Mommy!”
 
As I stepped forward to snap these photos the kids all held out their hands and said, “Stop Mommy; Don’t touch it!” lol Too cute. 🙂 At least I know they were listening!
 
Trinity was fascinated by the little groundhog. She loved it but was very good and didn’t get any closer than what you see in the picture. She called it a baby squirrel at first.
 
Our mailman who had just delivered our mail turned around laughing and said, “Hey tell your mom you want to take one home for a pet!” haha