Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Many seedlings, many workshops!

Good morning, Pumpkinistas!

I am extremely happy to report that the 2006 giant pumpkin growing workshop season ended on a great high note, last Saturday! Thank you very much to all the enthusiastic and interested giant pumpkin growers that attended this year's workshops!

The workshops at Orange County Farm Supply and The Los Angeles County Arboretum went very well, with approximately 25+ seedlings given away in total. Plus, two giant pumpkin seedlings were planted in the Organic Garden, located right outside of the gift shop, under the careful eye and care of Marciela Liniero, Horticulturalist at the LA County Arboretum.

Speaking of which, here are the locations for this season's public giant pumpkin sites:

1) The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

2) Descanso Gardens

3) Fullerton Arboretum

4) Laguna Hills Nursery

5) Orange County Farm Supply

So, if you're in the area, or happen to be visiting, please stop by and see how the seedlings/vines are doing.

The warming weather is ideal for those growers who planted their seedlings last week because the cool weather then allowed their seedlings to adapt to their new environments with little temperature stress.

Well, I am looking forward to the next 4-5 months with very great anticipation! Please keep me abreast of your progress, triumphs, and discoveries! My e-mail address is: sbs33@cornell.edu

Let the growing begin!