Pumpkin Progress

July 5th, 2012 by Justin Leave a reply »

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Well, they’re growing. Guess I’m doing something right.



  1. Are these all a result of your work? Man. It makes me amazed anew at the good work done by farmers the world over.

  2. Justin says:

    Bit of a team effort, actually, Thane.

    We hired a local farmer that we already deal with in the greenhouse business to form the raised beds, lay the plastic mulch, drip line, etc. His major crop is zucchini and pumpkins aren’t far from that so it was a good match technology wise. Once he got the beds up he sent one of his guys down to dig in the irrigation piping.

    While he did that myself and a few other guys shucked 15,000 pumpkin/gourd/squash seeds into 9,000 holes in the plastic over two days.

    A week later the above farmer showed up with his main guy to help us irrigate the whole thing.

    Is it “my” crop — yes. I’m out there for a few hours, at least, every day running pumps, checking on lines, patching up deer damage, pushing fertilizer, hoeing, weeding, etc. But none it would be there if it weren’t for the guys we hired to help us out. They have been very generous with us and we are doing our best to repay them for their efforts.

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