HARVESTING PIE PUMPKINS FROM THE GARDEN. THIS IS WHAT I RESCUED AFTER THE DEER MADE A MEAL FROM A FEW!
This year’s garden has been an experiment for me. I went without one for a few years, the soil in the raised beds had gone stale, and it just wasn’t my thing for those years. That being said, this year I was in a different frame of mine and was ready to give it a go again.
I added organic compost to each bed in hopes thing would thrive and produce; which they did. I also needed to justify whether the cost of the pant or seed was any type of savings. Also growing my own and knowing what’s been added or not added to them is a plus, but on the other hand I have a local farmers market that I trust for just that reason.
If you missed this post with my garden plan you can see it here and the raised beds here. So far what I’ve learned about pumpkins is I spent roughly $2 on seeds and all pie pumpkin seed and here is the harvest I got minus a few the deer got to first. If I don’t take into consideration the amount of room they take up I think this was a small win.
I planted them in the raised beds that are the overflow section, pumpkins require no maintenance they just do their thing, and come fall I have pumpkins to decorate with and also make pies from. It wasn’t a huge crop by any means but considering one pie pumpkin in the store cost $2 I feel pumpkins were worth my time.
Now I have other veggies I planted that will be crossed off my list for next year but I’m giving pumpkins a thumbs up, and I think next year I’ll plant the seeds a little closer together and see how they do.