On our last visit to the farm I was fascinated to see my pumpkins which are growing in a pot (situated below a pin prick in the irrigation pipe) were doing so well.
I couldn't wait to compare the photo to my pumpkins growing at home. Both the ones at home and the ones on the farm were planted at the same time (well within a couple of days of each other).
This is my pumpkin (in a pot) at home......and this is my pumpkin in a pot on the farm...
|Can you see the pumpkin plants amongst the|
weeds outside the pots?
There is no comparison, is there...! And the pots on the farm contain two plants each, whereas the larger pot at home contains only one plant.
Why the difference? I have no idea. Perhaps it's the sunny position, smog free air and me not fussing with them LOL They are certainly growing far better than my town pumpkins.
CGuy took some more builders to his plot last weekend to continue with the progress on his house. He had a look at my new shade cloth veggie patch and says I have a lot of seedlings already surging up to greet the world above ground. That's amazing. Five days! And I'm very chuffed that my porous pipe is working so well!
All in all, I am very encouraged!
If this is the norm then I can see I'm going to be very busy on the farm. Can't wait!