June, not only a birthday month for my husband, 2 grand-daughters and myself, it’s also the time to plant pumpkins if you want them for Halloween or in my case, fall decorating and pies!
My garden is small, in fact, it’s a tub garden which works out well for me since we don’t really have the ideal spot for a in ground garden. The tubs I’m using are those big mineral tubs for cattle and horses which most were donated to me, but like a raised bed, tubs are perfect for growing most crops, even pumpkins.
I prefer to plant the smaller variety of pumpkins, they make the best pie filling. I used to grow the huge pumpkins but they took more work than I have time for so I’m content with a smaller one. With pumpkins always being so pricey in the fall, if you have the room, plant a pumpkin patch of your own, and if you have more than you can use, the chickens love the treat of pumpkin pulp, so keep that in mind when you go to clean out your pumpkin for pies too. Pumpkins need a good 4 months to harvest, so plan well and enjoy your tasty patch!