Around the first of June I'd like to plant our pumpkins. Last year we waited later and we had a green pumpkin patch right in the middle of the Boo!Bash! It was ok, but this year I would like for them to be ripe, harvested and the vines out of the way for the party. Mark brought orange and white pumpkins from the farm, so we had plenty of carving pumpkins, but I am trying to plan things a little better this year.
I love to watch pumpkins growing. It seems like they grow by leaps and bounds, then turn orange overnight. I'm going to try to find some of the seeds for giants this year, and let each boy have a giant pumpkin to claim as their own. I think every kid should have a chance to grow their own jack o lanterns!
When my nephew Wade was little, he grew gourds. He tended them and watered them, trained them to grow on the fence, then picked and dried them. His mom, Debora, painted some of them to look like Santas, witches and some other cute things. I would like to have some of those this year, too.
Good thing I got my GPD planning done early...I had to do taxes on the 13th this month...now THAT was scary!!
Here's a picture of the entrance to the Boo!Bash! last year!