We decided the best place to raise our pumpkins is to the left of our house in the front yard. They will get plenty of sunshine there and it will be an easier place for Cody to water them. Plus with them being in the front yard, the dogs won't trample them :)
Yesterday, we went to buy seeds at Walmart, but they didn't have any. Neither did Home Depot or Ace Hardware. I guess we are about a month late planting them, but...oh well. Today, Bobby and Cody went to Valley Feed and came home with a packet of pumpkin seeds and a packet of cucumber seeds. Cody also wants to grow cucumbers so we can make our own pickles. Boy, he loves pickles. Well, he is my son after all.
This evening, Bobby gassed up the tiller and got to work. Cody soon joined him to help prepare the earth.
The seeds are treated with a protecting fungicide. They are not intended for food, feed or oil. That sounds bad. At any rate, the seeds were a pretty turquoise color.