Sunday, July 17, 2011

Science Sunday {Planting a Pumpkin Patch}

This summer has been such a whirlwind! We are winding down a bit now and everyone is ready to get back into a routine and start school again. I hadn't intended to break but we were kind of forced into one with all the activities going on this summer. It has been fun though!

For science this year we will continue some with Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day but we also plan to delve into the world of Botany a little deeper.

First up, planting a pumpkin patch! I found a pumpkin growing kit in Home Goods a month or so ago. We started our three types of seeds (Howard, White and Jack Be Little) in the greenhouse provided. I was very impressed with how quickly they sprouted.

We've toyed with the idea of having a raised garden bed the last few summers and it intimidated me enough to never actually get past the idea. This year it all fell together. We had the pumpkins started and my husband found a 2ish X 4ish box already put together. We put it out in sunny spot in the backyard, wrapped it in chicken wire (we have quite the bunny population!) and planted our pumpkins! They are doing really well and I'm looking forward to having a couple pumpkins in the fall! If this goes well we'll get a little more adventurous next year!

Science Sunday


Ticia said...

I've been told if I start a raised bed I might be able to grow something other than weeds. I get so jealous seeing other people's successful gardens.

hydeeannsews said...

way to backyard homestead! raised beds are on my list, too. when i'm not pregnant anymore!