Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pumpkin Patch #2

With an above average warm fall, I've managed to get the 2nd pumpkin patch prepped and I didn't think I'd be able to do that, but the weather has been kind.  This second area is larger than the first, with enough space for 3 full-size plants.  I'll grow one plant and the kids will grow a plant each in this space.  I put in about 5 yards of compost along with some sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous and humic acid in the patch and then tilled it all in.  After that I sowed a winter rye cover crop.  The soil in this area was very compacted from construction vehicles, so I'll need to work it good again in the spring.