Saturday, May 30, 2009

There are some powerful and ancient forces in Ventura!

A fascinating and unusual succulent display

Green Thumb International Sets 2009 Attendance Record!
Good evening, Pumpkinistas!
Seventy or so, new, very patient, and certainly enthusiastic giant pumpkin growers managed to locate, and attend the maiden workshop at Green Thumb International in Ventura this morning! You never know what the response will be when a workshop is presented for the first time. Fortunately, there were plenty of extra seats, but late arrivals had to stand.
The caliber and quantity of excellent questions extended the workshop time by about 30-40 minutes, but it was great to see so many interested new growers! Seedlings were awarded as door prizes, as usual. But I did need to go out to the mobile giant pumpkin seedling greenhouse (my car) in order bring in a few more. I am very glad I brought extra seeds!
I expect some very large pumpkins from this group of workshop attendees. Good luck to all of you!
Tomorrow, it's a short trip up the 101 to Santa Barbara! Hope to see you then!