Ever wonder where pumpkins come from? If you guessed from the store; try again! If you guessed that The Great Pumpkin magically places them in the patch; you should try again too. At Summers Farm, we are busy planting pumpkins for you and your family to enjoy this fall.
Every pumpkin starts as a seed. Right now at Summers Farm we are planting our pumpkin seeds in the pumpkin patch. Soon, with help from the sun and the rain, the seeds will sprout. Those sprouts will grow into vines. Flowers and leaves will appear on those vines. Our friends the bees will pollinate the flowers. That is a very important job indeed! We love our bees and the work they do to help our pumpkin crop. We’ll talk more about bees another day.
Oh yes, back to the pumpkins…After the bees do their work, the blossoms will fall off and little tiny pumpkins will begin to grow… What do you think happens next? Are you planting pumpkins in your garden?
… Stay tuned for updates on our pumpkin patch! Don’t forget to check out our pumpkins this fall when they’ve finished growing: https://summersfarm.com/attractions/pick-your-own-pumpkin/ If you want to learn more about growing pumpkins, follow these links: