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Volunteer Pumpkin Patch in Camas

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Our Volunteer Pumpkin Patch

Last year, we discarded some Halloween pumpkins on our acreage hoping the local birds and wildlife would enjoy a tasty fall treat. They did. However, they didn’t get all of the seeds as this Spring we noticed a volunteer pumpkin patch growing on small hill in the backyard. Loamy, well-drained soil is a perfect environment for gourd growing.

Once the pumpkins reached a certain stage, the critters came calling. We had to create wire caging to protect them from nibbling teeth. The only other assistance from us, a couple of deep waterings during a particularly dry spell. Soon it will time to harvest our volunteers and showcase them on our porches for seasonal display.

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