Attention fellow , and peeps!!! I am unveiling the riviting epic tale of my pumpkin patch experiment as the whole thing has finally come to fruition with the climactic end of the harvest!
Once upon a time, in a garden very near my house, I discovered gourds to be the most prolific weed of 2017 after having fed my pumpkins the previous winter and fertilized with 🐖💩.
Naturally, 🐖+🎃=💩+🎃seeds and inevitably 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃. Being the cleaver farmer I am, I realized that we could use this to our advantage! So, we began to lay the ground work last fall (2017) for PUMPKIN PATCH 2018! The location was decided. The ground was tilled, with piggy help of course, and after collecting a bounty of pumpkins and gourds gleaned postseason from local producers and roadside stands, we fed squash to happy pigs for several cold months and hauled their💩 and spent bedding to it's intended spot all winter long; being careful to spread it out evenly over the whole garden. Anxiously I awaited spring. Patiently, hopefully I searched for the first tiny plants to emerge from the ground...AND IT WORKED! Not only were there countless little squash plants, but also several sunflowers had been reseaded from the previous year and/or 🐖💩 as they dined on those seeds too. I additionally hand planted two or three varieties of heirloom pumpkins that were not heavily populated in the collection of ever popular jack-o-lantern pumpkins and ornamental gourds I brought home last season. The results were nothing short of astounding! The garden produced relatively equal amounts of volunteer and hand planted varieties as well as a mind blowing number of ornamental gourds. Presently, this year's market hogs are merrily gleaning the remnants while another group is working on tilling for a repeat for PUMPKIN PATCH 2019. 😊