Our pumpkins (planted last month), backed with sunflowers.

July Gardening

Our pumpkins (planted last month), backed with sunflowers, fronted by weeds.
Our pumpkins (planted last month), backed with sunflowers, fronted by weeds.

You can still plant pumpkins in July, from seed, for a fall harvest of home grown Jack o’ Lanterns.  I think this is an excellent gardening activity with children over time: the seeds come up quickly, the plants grow dramatically, and the pumpkins are then harvested and cure in September for an October carving. Continue reading “July Gardening”