We planted our pumpkins on Sunday! I know it is still a tad early here in the great Zone 6, but we are getting pretty close. Plus, I think pumpkins are hard to time just right to be ready by mid-October.
So in an effort to not miss the boat on this one....our pumpkins are in the ground!
Suburban vegetable gardening requires a bit of creative thinking and space-clearing since most neighborhood homes around here don't have huge plots of open fields in full sun. For our pumpkins, we cleared most of a side bed that gets the eastern sunrise and used about 1/3 of it for our pumpkin hill. We planted 6 holes. I'm thinking 6 vines of pumpkins, if all goes well, will be plenty.
I am pleased to say that the one plant I brought from New Hampshire, a hydrangea bush that I received last Mother's Day, is doing quite nicely! I hope it makes a good neighbor to our pumpkin vines as it shares this particular bed.
Lastly, do you see my dying pine tree? We bought it rooted from a Christmas tree farm and planted it in the winter during a warm period. I'm worried about it, though. More and more branches are turning brown and I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with saving a dying pine tree?
Gardening tips and advice is always welcome here, so do share!