As I have previously explained, I lack a green thumb. However, this year, the Pumpkin seeds that I purchased last Fall, are burning a hole in my gardening gloves since my husband challenged me to find a space for them.
Forget the fact we live on a multi acre Farm and our yard takes 3 hrs to mow on a riding mower, he believes there is no suitable location! (ie he doesn't want to till, plant, water, weed, or harvest...been married to him well over 30 years so I know his way of thinking!)
Little did he know his Pumpkin Location Challenge was accepted! This is what I came up with:
I started the pumpkin seeds this morning, along with some tomatoes, lettuce, and basil. Once it sprouts, the plants will be transferred to their pots on the tower and the water (mixed with a special food tonic) will begin to feed the root system the nourishment needed to grow the plants. According to the information, vegetables should be ready several weeks before traditional planting methods.
This is so exciting! An adventure in a different type of farming: my Granddad and Dad would be SO on board with this! I plan to document the growing process (or the death and destruction of my Gardening Dream...but I am hopeful the plants will be lush and beautiful as the pictures promote).
Stay tuned for further developments...
OH LITTLE SEEDS, COME OUT, COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE!!!...