Pumpkins are cantankerous. Period.
I have attempted growing pumpkins before, but it ended up as a pumpkin VINE patch, plagued with little girls and very few little boys. So this time, I’m getting serious.
Rather than just popping a seed in the ground and keeping the extremities crossed, I’m going to read, research, seek advice.
I WILL have pumpkins. And it starts with these containers
The above is all that is left of an ample Queensland Blue Pumpkin I picked up for a tidy $5 at the local markets.
This little girl will be the matriarch of the my Pumpkin Patch Dynasty. That is, I plan to seed save, grow exquisite fruit and then start again. My own heirloom variety as it were.
Here is the first generation – freshly dryed, now packed and ready to pop into the ground