With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins come to mind. Now, I would like to relate an educational and inspiring story about how the pumpkins we grew were so great that other pumpkins are still being judged by them. I just don’t have that kind of pumpkin story. I can tell you that back in the mid-1990’s my family grew world class pumpkin vines. They were close to 40 foot long and produced not a single pumpkin. However, we had a lot of fun with the vine as it went through its life cycle. It was such a frustrating endeavor that I have not attempted it since.
Wells Brothers has some customers that have had good success when it comes to growing the big orange squash. I have talked to more customers with failures than successes. I’m not trying to sound like a defeatist but growing pumpkins in our neck of the wood can be difficult. If you feel lucky, by all means, give them a go next year. Seeds need to be planted around the first of August. Since it’s the Halloween season is already here, you can pick up good pumpkins, gourds, giant corn stalks and straw bales at the Well Brothers Pumpkin Porch. And pay no attention to that bump in the night!