Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cinderelli, Cinderelli!

Update: The Cinderella pumpkins sprouted in the evening of June 15, 2009. Just 5 days to sprout! I watered the hills at 4:30 pm. By 7:30 pm this is what I had.

I've planted my pumpkins. They are Cinderella pumpkins and should be ready in time for Halloween. That's my favorite time of year AND my favorite Disney princess (if I have to pick).
I made room for 3 hills in the onion patch right next to the trimmed petunias. 3 hills - Anastasia, Drizella, and Cinderella. The package says that they are "charming" French heirloom. I've never known a pumpkin to be charming so this should be interesting.

They should mature in 110 days. Lake Valley Seed Co. in Boulder, Colorado recommends to set the fruits upright while they are still young for the best shaped fruit. They also instruct that for large pumpkins only 1 or 2 fruits should be allowed to develop per vine. Sprouts should be poking out in 10-15 days. We'll see.
I use Dr. Earth fertilizer. It's very pricey. I'm thinking of switching to "road apple tea".


Rowena said...

I will be anticipating your first pumpkins along with a few lyrical tunes from Cinderella. Bibbidee-bobbidee-boo has to be my favorite!

Siren said...

someone else was posting just the other day that we better buy the seeds we want to sow for our fall gardens . . . got me thinking, what would I plant in a fall garden?

pumpkins are fun!


broccoli, cauliflower, spinich, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, brussel sprouts, celery, radishes

It depends on where you are located. In the San Joaquin Valley, the heat has finally left and the fog rolls in. Fall is a wonderful time to garden.