Sorry for any confusion- all pumpkins are $.50 per pound. Doesn't matter what kind- specialty or regular ones! Small gourds are $.25 each. We charge no admission fee, and there are no charges for the hay maze, noodle maze, corn box, ladder golf, or corn hole.
I spent some time this week out in the patch spraying round-up on the Johnson grass. This is super important because Johnson grass grows really fast and it takes no time for the grass to become very tall and deprive the pumpkins of sunlight and water. Then, tonight Dad and I went out and sprayed some fungicide on my pumpkins. With the weather being so hot and humid, powdery mildew, a fungus that can kill pumpkin plants in just a few days, can set in very quickly.
Pumpkin patch time has begun! Even though it seems like a long time until October gets here, my pumpkins have been planted and are already out of the ground! Check out the pictures of us planting, and then the rows of pumpkins out of the ground!
Wow! I can't believe that it's been since before the pumpkin patch opened since I have blogged! I have been busy the past two weekends, and expect that next two weekends will just get busier! This weekend is the Kid's Day, and I'm hoping that lots of people come to participate and get pumpkins. I am putting the finishing touches on getting everything ready for that. We got 4 inches of rain yesterday in the latest system that moved through! I still have lots of green pumpkins out in the field, so the rain is great for them, and will make sure that they grow big to be picked! We will probably have some mud in the pumpkin patch this weekend, so if y
The pumpkins are ready! I'm working on getting all the finishing touches taken care of so that we will be ready to go at 10 on Saturday morning! All the pumpkins are clipped in the field, and I'm waiting for the sun to come out so that everything will dry off. Luckily, the field that they are in has great drainage, so there isn't any water sitting in the field and there's enough grass that there isn't any mud to walk through. The road going to the pumpkin patch is a different story though! Luckily, the tractors and wagons will be able to make it through with no problems.
There's another special event in the works for the end of the month... keep an eye out
It has been a busy weekend in the pumpkin patch! I have been cutting pumpkins, transporting pumpkins, and boxing pumpkins up to get ready for the pumpkin patch to open! I have spent all Saturday afternoon and yesterday morning and part of yesterday afternoon clipping pumpkins and getting pumpkins from my smaller field to the bigger field. I have been pulling all of the "special" pumpkins- the blue ones, white ones, and red warty things, out and getting them ready to go into the field for everyone to pick. I have been amazed at the number of white pumpkins that I have- and HUGE white pumpkins! I also found a pu
Pumpkin picking starts this weekend! I have two fields of pumpkins, one for people to go to, and one that I could have irrigated if it had gotten too dry. The smaller patch is ready to be picked and put in the bigger patch! The smaller patch is where most of my white pumpkins and specialty pumpkins are. So, as of tomorrow afternoon a
I am very excited about a new event that we will be having at the pumpkin patch this year. I wanted something different than just a regular pumpkin patch, and wanted to give kids a way to really get involved and having more that they could do. I wanted them to be able to take home more than just a pumpkin, and have something they could keep. I came up with the idea of having a Kids Day so that they could be involved and have lots of fun crafts to do. If you have any questions about it, please let me know! I am looking forward to seeing everyone out in the pumpkin patch!